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CIV: March 2016 Updates

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I am writing to share the latest CIV developments, activities, events and news.

At CIV our goal is to advance the global venture ecosystem. Watch CIV’s updated 2016 mission presentation.

(1) Guest Post Spotlight: Prof. Gary Dushnitsky of London Business School on 500  Crowdfunding Platforms

Gary presents his analysis of over 500 crowdfunding platforms across 15 European countries.

Prof. Gary Dushnitsky is the author of Corporate Adventure in Venture which was published in CIV’s History of Venture publication.

 275757cf-2070-4115-b35a-4ea618e96898 (2) CIV Members Can Suggest a Guest Post
At CIV we continuously engage our valuable community throughout our various activities.
Registered community members can now submit guest posts to be considered for publication on our website and distributed broadly. Please visit our Member Guest Post Page for more information.
 City Venture logo (3) New CIV Research Strand: City Venture

The City Venture strand will research the relationship between the city and ventures inside it (taken both individually and as an entire ecosystem). Here we define the essence of venture as the creation of new companies that develop ideas, innovations, and models, and turn them into businesses.

Click here to see potential research themes…


(4) CIV2015HK Event Resources Now Available (including 17 videos and 10 presentations)

Visit the CIV2015HK Event Resource page todownload speaker PDF presentations, viewphoto album and to watch presentation videos. Resources include:

 facebook-cover_1.4 (5) Prof. Yesha Sivan to present at the EU Human Brain Project Course

On April 17, 2016, CIV’s Executive Director Prof. Yesha Sivan will deliver a lecture entitled The Venture Ecosystem as part of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Neuroscience course held at the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University.

The lecture is open to the interested public, but advance registration is required.

 b30eaef8-9ecc-4641-ba8a-fd9cb770b79c (6) New Member Resources: Award winning papers on Family Firms, Crowdfunding, Corporate Venture Capital, Etc. 

The 2014 and 2015 Research Award winning papers are available for download on our website.

We invite you to download the winning papers spanning topics such as:

  • The Role of Venture Capitalists in Transforming the Governance and Management of Family Firms
  • Lessons from Online Crowdfunding Pitches
  • Corporate Venture Capital, Technology Spillovers, and Capital Gains: Evidence from the Biopharmaceutical Industry
 5331842c-bf15-43c5-8c9d-2f455573cf6fBecome a Member

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Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan, Executive Director
Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University

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The Coller Institute of Venture (https://www.collerinstituteofventure.org/) at Tel Aviv University, established in 2013 with a 10-year grant from the London-based Jeremy Coller Foundation, is a research center committed to advancing the global venture ecosystem. Through sharing and developing knowledge, research and models, we act as a global hub forging a stronger connection between academic research and the business world.

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