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This paper investigates the actual performance of 2,895 Initial Public Offerings of companies that were backed by venture capital from 1968 through 1998. It seeks to refute the myth that investors demand very high annualized and cumulative rates of return to compensate for the risks they are taking by financing ventures. In fact, it argues that, based on historical statistics, the total returns of the venture capital market are reasonable given the level of risk. This is done by concentrating on... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
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Date Added to MERLOT: March 23, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 07, 2014
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Submitter: Howard Kuan

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