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2015 Awards – Winners

Coller Institute of Venture 2015 Research Awards

By Coller Institute of Venture

September 1, 2015

Tel Aviv, Israel – Coller Institute of Venture’s (CIV) research awards aim to encourage and support original academic research in field of venture with the goal of making a significant contribution to understanding and shaping the venture ecosystem. This award and the Institute will provide winners with a unique platform to discuss and disseminate their work.

On September 1, 2015, CIV awarded one Grand Prize, and two Runner-up awards. We hereby announce the winners as follows:


Grand Prize: WIN_1615

Prof. Mark Humphery-Jenner; Jerry Cao; Jo-Ann Suchard

“Government Ownership and Venture Performance in China”


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Runner-up Awards:WIN_1601

Prof. Gang Hu; Chaopeng Wu; Thomas J. Chemmanur
“High Differentiation and Low Standardization: The Role of Venture Capitalists in Transforming the Governance and Management of Family Firms”


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Dr. Xiru Zhang, Prof. Waverly Ding, Prof. Jiangyong Lu

“Does Government-Sponsored Venture Capital Investment Crowd In Private Investment? Evidence from China”


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About Coller Institute of Venture

The Institute’s mission is to advance the global venture ecosystem. We see venture as a critical aspect of the modern economy. The essence of venture is creating up new companies, developing ideas, innovation, and models and turning them into businesses. Success in the venture arena means value creation to the users of the venture’s products or services, value to the entrepreneurs, value for the venture’s investors and value for institutional investors that allocate to the venture capital asset class. A healthy ecosystem of venture means that there is a fast pace from the inception of innovation through to value. More specifically, the speed by which innovation from universities, government research programs and company research and development efforts manifest into new ventures. Our goal is to further enable the global fast-paced, high-value venture ecosystem and to compress the value chain all the way from innovation through to institutional investors.


About Tel Aviv University (TAU)

Tel Aviv University (TAU) – Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning – is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts.

Situated in Israel’s cultural, financial and technological capital, TAU shares Tel Aviv’s unshakable spirit of openness and innovation – and boasts a campus life as dynamic and pluralistic as the metropolis itself. Tel Aviv the city and Tel Aviv the university are one and the same – a thriving Mediterranean center of diversity and discovery.

Consistently ranked in the top 20 in the world in terms of scientific citations and among the top 100 universities internationally, Tel Aviv University is also Israel’s first choice for students, and its graduates are the most sought after by Israeli companies. Global in outlook and impact, TAU advances teaching and research that break down the walls between disciplines, striving to address the twenty-first century’s most pressing challenges through bold, interdisciplinary solutions.