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University Endowments Bleed Money – Can Venture Save Them?

大学捐赠榨干钱 – 风险投资是否能解救它们?US college endowment returns have sunk to an average -1.9 per cent in the 2016 fiscal year, while endowment spending on financial aid, research, and other programs increased by 8.1 per cent. These returns, reported at the NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE), are the lowest since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, and much lower than the modest 2.4% average gain in FY15.

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Silicon Dragon Returns to Israel

“硅谷之龙” (Silicon Dragon) 回到以色列 Silicon Dragon returns to Israel for its second forum focused on the tech triangle — China, Israel, US. The program features panels with leading venture capitalists and dealmakers and tech chats with entrepreneurs running innovative emerging companies with China-Israeli ties...

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Patient Capital

耐心资本 Guest post on corporate venture capital and productivity in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, by CIV 2014 research grant winners, Dr. Lora Dimitrova (Exeter) and Dr. Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe (London School of Economics)

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CIV2017HK Conference Scholarships for Students

CIV2017HK is an international event dealing with the future of venture, researching its financial, societal and policy aspects, and seeking ways to improve the global venture ecosystem.

Beyond the usual updates on the latest in venture, this year’s theme is the future of venture vis-à-vis universities. Our goal is to trigger the thinking and discussion necessary to evolve research universities into their new role as centers of venture and innovation.

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How do Accelerators and Incubator Funds Fit into the Venture Ecosystem?

Are accelerators and incubator funds essential for every new industry? According to Dr. Simone Botti, Head of a bio-incubator fund at MS Ventures, the answer is no. For some industries, like mobile apps or internet economies, incubators may not be a necessity, but just a way to come by more people and more ideas. This is because the marketing time for these is so quick, that an incubator is not crucial.

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