From Ideas to Products: Financing Innovation and Getting Access to Innovation

Wolfgang Bessler, Julian Holler, Martin Seim and Jan Zimmermann

in The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195391596
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 From Ideas to Products: Financing Innovation and Getting Access to Innovation

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This article analyzes, from a finance perspective, various approaches to commercializing ideas and innovation. It includes an analysis of private and corporate venture capital and other corporate venturing activities such as strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as recent financial innovation. The article is organized as follows. First, it analyzes the relationship between venture capital and innovation, and then focuses on the exit and growth opportunities of venture backed firms. Next it explores corporate venturing activities, examining strategic alliances and M&As as alternatives for acquiring new ideas and innovation. It outlines more recent approaches for funding and commercializing innovation before concluding.

Keywords: commercialization; venture capital; strategic alliances; mergers and acquisitions; financial innovation

Article.  15963 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Financial Markets

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