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2014 Grants – Winners

Coller Institute of Venture 2014 Research Grants

Papers resulting from Grants will be invited for our future Venture Finding publication

By Coller Institute of Venture

June 1, 2014

Tel Aviv, Israel – Coller Institute of Venture’s (CIV) research grants 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. In addition, the institute will provide winners with a unique platform to discuss and disseminate their work.

In May of 2014, CIV awarded six unrestricted grants of $15,000 each. We hereby announce the three Tel Aviv University and three global winners as follows:

Tel Aviv University:


Dr. Ohad Barzilay


Prof. Gary Dushnitsky


Mr. Dan Marom

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Open: Intellectual Property Strategy on Crowdfunding Platforms

(The project was canceled by its authors and grant money wasn’t requested.)


Prof. Noam Shamir


Prof. David Zvilichovsky

Too Talented to Innovate? Dynamic Entrepreneurial Reputation and Venture Capital

Prof. Barak S. Aharonson

Is It Co-Evolution? The Story of the VC and New Venture Clean-tech Oriented Industries in the US



Prof. Nicholas G. Crain

Searching for Opaque Investments: Portfolio Company Valuation and Ex-Ante Investment Incentives
1620 UoE Business
Dr. Lora Dimitrova

Dr. Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe

Corporate Venture Capital and Productivity in Pharmaceutical-Biotechnology Companies

Prof. Eva Lutz


Mischa Hesse, M.Sc.

Venture Lending as an Alternative Source of Funding for Innovative Ventures