Corporate Venture Capital: Bridging the Equity Gap in the Small Business Sector

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2 CORPORATE VENTURING AND CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL
1
‘Closed’ funds have a set value and a fixed life. They are distinct from ‘open’ funds which do not have a set value or duration.
2
Investments by corporate pension funds are also for financial reasons but are not defined as corporate venture capital (Winters and Murfin, 1988).
3
The successive growth stages of the firm are the pre-start-up or seed stage, the start-up stage, the initial growth or ‘other early’ stage and the sustained growth or expansion stage. While this is not the only classification used, it is that employed by most authors (e.g. Roberts, 1991; Standeven, 1993; Mason and Harrison, 1994; Murray, 1995; Murray and Lott, 1995) as well as by the BVCA, and is therefore deemed suitable for this study.
4
Information obtained from personal communication with Maurice Anslow of Venture Economics.
5
Information obtained from personal communication with Akio Nishizawa of Keiwa College, Japan.

3 CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
1
This is particularly the case for foreign-owned companies who have little experience of UK markets. In this survey, three of the four foreign-owned subsidiaries that had made indirect investments had invested primarily to learn about UK venture capital.
2
Data unavailable for one company.
3
Survey undertaken in 1994.

4 THE CVC INVESTMENT PROCESS
1
Only one executive regarded venture capitalist’s track record to be an essential factor, and none regarded the expertise of the venture capitalist in particular stages of investment as essential.
2
Nine of the investments made in US funds were made by one company.
3
Figures apply to the investments in thirty of the thirty-two funds.
4
Average corporate investment size in 1990 was approximately £6 million, while

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables xi
  • Foreword xiv
  • Preface xvi
  • Acknowledgements xviii
  • 1 - Inter-Firm Collaboration 1
  • 2 - Corporate Venturing and Corporate Venture Capital 33
  • 3 - Corporate Venture Capital Investment in the United Kingdom 81
  • 4 - The Cvc Investment Process 105
  • 5 - Externally Managed Cvc 137
  • 6 - Technology-Based Firms and Cvc 162
  • 7 - Conclusions 203
  • Notes 229
  • Bibliography 232
  • Index 252
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