Pierrakis, Yannis and Mason, Colin (2008) Shifting sands: the changing nature of the early stage venture capital market in the UK. Discussion paper. NESTA, London.
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The UK early-stage venture capital market is currently experiencing major changes. With private funds - once the bedrock of start-up investment for entrepreneurs - moving away from the early stage, it is not just entrepreneurs but the economy as a whole that will be affected. The shift comes at a time when there is real pressure for the UK to build great global companies to match those of the US, India and China as well as a harsher environment in which to start a new business. But as long as investors continue drifting away from the smaller deals that new firms depend upon, many businesses will struggle to get a foothold.
|Item type:||Monograph (Discussion paper)|
|Keywords:||venture capital, venture capital market, Commerce|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Commerce|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Hunter Centre For Entrepreneurship|
|Depositing user:||Miss Carol Ann Balloch|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2010 12:13|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 22:17|