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Introducing the CIV 2018 Catalog

The Coller Institute of Venture proudly introduces the 2018 Coller Venture Review catalog. Here you will find the abstracts of 43 articles dealing with the evolving nature of the global venture ecosystem – with direct reference to full versions available to our members online free of charge. Download a PDF or order your free copy inside.

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Key Factors Of City Success

Wouldn’t it be nice if we knew how to predict and improve the success of a given city? What are the factors that determine this variation in the outcomes that can make or break a city’s future? Read an article by Prof. Robert Huggins (Cardiff University) to discover the answers to these questions.

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Regional Economic Development Worldwide — A Panel Session at the JDC Clusters Forum

The JDC Institute for Leadership and Governance focuses on the top leaders of Israel – philanthropists, lay leaders, senior government officials, mayors and municipal leaders. Its vision is to bring leaders together to achieve wide, measurable, and sustainable social impact in Israel. This includes improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations, and closing social gaps. One of …

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The Trade-Off Between Ownership and Investment: Evidence from Equity-Crowdfunding Campaigns

Every entrepreneur raising equity from investors faces a fundamental trade-off between retaining greater ownership in the company versus raising more funds. Equity crowdfunding is a recent FinTech innovation, allowing entrepreneurs to raise funding from "crowd" investors who can individually invest in a campaign, in return for equity shares. In a guest post by Nir Vulkan (Oxford Business School), the researchers set out to try and understand what factors explain the decision of entrepreneurs to take overfunding.

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The Prize Model for Financing ALS Research

Prize4Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS. Prize4Life chose an unusual path for accelerating the way to a cure for ALS: the Prize Model, which allows it to invest not in the problem but in the solution. Why are prizes the best way to finance research? Read the answer in a guest post by Shay Rishoni

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