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Characteristics of Venture Capital Firms and Investment Appraisals: Australian Evidence

Characteristics of Venture Capital Firms and Investment Appraisals: Australian Evidence

This study examines the characteristics of the venture capital industry in Australia. Our analysis is based on responses by thirty-two venture capitalist firms to a comprehensive questionnaire conducted in 2001. We observe that, on average, a venture capital firm has been operating for five years and consists of six investment executives with two specialist investment executives. Each firm has, on average, two formal layers in its investment...

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