Founder CEO Passion in Selling the IPO

Are founder CEOs better at telling their company’s story? This has been the topic of an ongoing debate among entrepreneurship research scholars. On the one hand, the original founder can bring Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Michael Howard , Johannes Kolb and Valerie Sy

To Attract Crowdfunding, Mystify Them With Your Logo

It’s been well documented that the design of a label or logo can play a big role in shaping what people think of a brand  and whether they buy (Luffarelli et al., 2018; Stamatogiannakis et Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Ammara Mahmood , Jonathan Luffarelli and Mudra Mukesh

Technical Specialized Knowledge and Founder Leadership at Initial Public Offering

In 2003 Noam Wasserman introduced the term “Paradox of Success” to describe how software company founders were more likely to be replaced as their startups attracted more capital or went Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: Jon Eckhardt , Marc Junkunc and Mingxiang Li

Research Insight: Proven Entrepreneurs May Benefit Less from Partnering With Experienced VCs

In 2000, the New England Patriots football team chose University of Michigan quarterback Tom Brady in the sixth round of the draft. He became the starting quarterback barely two years later, and on Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Author: Jon Eckhardt