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What Impact Can an Investor Have on a New Venture?

According to Prof. Elisa Alvarez-Garrido from Georgia State University, even ventures who know a lot about where they’re heading can still benefit much from investors. “They also need a lot of help with other things. Corporate Venture Capitalists do not only lend them the money but also help them figure out the issues about their regulation, for instance.” Prof. Alvarez-Garrido …

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The Trade-Off Between Ownership and Investment: Evidence from Equity-Crowdfunding Campaigns Summary of Research Partially Funded by a CIV Grant

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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Watch our New Video on Brexit and the London Tech Ecosystem

With Brexit looming, the uncertainty about London’s economic future is at its peak. What happens next? Can London survive the separation from the European Union? This video is our take on the impact of Brexit on the London venture ecosystem, summarized from Issue 5 of Coller Venture Review.

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