- Consulting Editors
- The Capital Flow from Institutional Investors to Entrepreneurs
- Venture Capital and the Financial Crisis: An Empirical Study across Industries and Countries
- Venture Capital Reputation
- Keys to Fundraising Success in Nascent Venture Capital Firms
- Corporate Venture Capital in the Twenty-First Century: an Integral Part of Firms' Innovation Toolkit
- Corporate Venture Capital: From Venturing to Partnering
- Vipe Financing: Venture (Capital) Investments in Public Equity
- Philanthropic Venture Capital From A Global Perspective: Definition and Investment Strategy
- Venture Capital Before The First Dollar: Deal Origination, Screening, and Evaluation
- Capital Structure Determinants In Growth Firms Accessing Venture Funding
- Venture Capital Staging: Domestic Versus Foreign Vc-Led Investments
- Follow-On Financing of Venture Capital–Backed Companies
- Performance Implications of Venture Capital Syndication Networks
- Valuing Common and Preferred Shares in Venture Capital Financing
- Required Rates of Return and Financial Contracting for Entrepreneurial Ventures
- Financial Contracting in U.S. Venture Capital: Overview and Empirical Evidence
- Time-Inconsistent Preferences and Venture Capital Contracting
- Syndication of Vc Investments, Governance, and Contract Design
- Venture Capital in Germany: The Role of Venture Capital Firms' Experience, Ownership Structure, and Agency Problems
- Venture Capital Law Firms: An Analysis of Equity Investments and Networks
- From Ideas to Products: Financing Innovation and Getting Access to Innovation
- The Impact of Venture Capital on Innovation
- What Drives the Top Line?: Determinants of Sales Revenue in Private Venture–Backed Firms
- Value Added by Angel Investors through Postinvestment Involvement: Exploratory Evidence and Ownership Implications
- The Impact of Venture Capital on the Long-Term Performance of IPO Firms: Evidence from Korea
- Regional Impact of Venture Capital
- Spread, Scope, and Scale in Venture Capital Globalization: A Clustered Globalization Model
- The Development of Venture Capital: Macroeconomic, Political, and Legal Determinants
- A Comparative Analysis of Venture Capital Investment In the United States and Europe
- The Role of Geographic Proximity in Venture Capital
- Geography and Venture Capital Investment in the United States, 1995–2009
- The Role of Government, Venture Capital, and Banks in Closing Liquidity Gaps in the SME Sector of an Emerging Market
Abstract and Keywords
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.
Finance, University in Giessen
Wolfgang Bessler is professor of finance and banking at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. Previously, he was a faculty member at Syracuse University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Hamburg University. He has published widely in the leading finance journals. His research interests in corporate finance include financing new ventures, initial public offerings, M&As, and innovations. He serves on the editorial board of various international finance journals.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Advisory
Julian Holler holds a PhD in finance from Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen and focuses in his research on alternative investments and hedge funds. He currently works for PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory.
Business Administration, Justus-Liebig-University
Martin Seim is a research assistant and PhD student at the Center for Finance and Banking, Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. He holds a degree in business administration and focuses his research on corporate finance and security offerings.
Jan Zimmermann is a research assistant and PhD student at the Center for Finance and Banking, Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. He graduated in business administration and received an MA in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests are corporate finance and M&As.
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