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Startups Can Attract Employees and Financing Through 'Borrowed' Reputations
New firms must attract two kinds of resources: talent and money. A recent study that I conducted with Tom Vanacker of Ghent University explored how a new firm's affiliations with venture capital Read More...
Does it Matter if an Entrepreneur is Coachable?
Many venture capital firms, business accelerators and other investors see the strength of the founding team as an important predictor of whether their investment will pay off.  No wonder that Read More...
Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship and Women in Business
For venture capitalist Ann Winblad, being one of the lone women in a world dominated by men and hearing "no" at three pivotal occasions in her life only made her more determined and resourceful. Read More...
Bankers or Brokers? For Favored Firms, VCs Invest More than Dollars
By Emily Pahnke, Ji Youn (Rose) Kim, Michael Howard and Warren Boeker Venture capitalists bankroll invention, but is signing checks the only contribution they make to the world of innovation? Our Read More...
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...
Investing for a Better World: A Conversation with Justin Rockefeller
Perhaps no other family is more synonymous with both capitalism and philanthropy than the Rockefellers. The family ’s fortunes in oil have made it possible for them to invest in initiatives that Read More...
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...
Investing in Capabilities and Reputation Pays Off for VC Firms
New venture capital firms must make a variety of strategic decisions about market positioning and relationships with the entrepreneurs in their portfolio. One choice VC firms must make is whether to Read More...
Are Business Plans Really Necessary?
For a new venture, a business plan is an essential part of attracting investment and ensuring success.  Or is it? In this spirited discussion, reminiscent of "Point/Counterpoint," Eapen Chacko Read More...
Of Wine & Sharks: When Entrepreneurs and Investors Clash
Shark Tank is a popular resource for many entrepreneurship educators. While a number of outstanding episodes can be used in the classroom, a two-episode arc focused on Copa Di Vino -- a winery that Read More...

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