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Shifting sands: the changing nature of the early stage venture capital market in the UK

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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Abstract

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)
ID code: 15767
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: 21 Jul 2015 11:25
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/15767

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