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Venture Capital


The Risk of Venture Capital Bubbles Beyond Wall Street

Increased capital flows to a space with low transparency and distinctly limited opportunities can be the classic setup for a bubble. In venture capital, this is magnified by the boom-or-bust nature of the companies themselves.

Weekend Reads from India: Will the Start-Ups Deliver?

Welcome to the inaugural Weekend Reads from India. Every few weeks, I'll endeavor to bring you a mix of the most important stories affecting local markets, the national discourse, and global sentiment about investing in India.

Weekend Reads for Investors: The S&P 500 and IPOs Sputter, Private Markets Pick Up the Slack

The market for IPOs, traditionally a useful barometer of the collective appetite of investors, suggests a slowdown is at hand in the United States.

Is Venture Capital a Giffen Good?

When investment is about capital alone, entrepreneurs have better alternatives today in the form of choosing nimble business models or crowdfunding. Conventional, money-only venture capital could indeed be considered a Giffen good. However, by contributing intellectual firepower and entrepreneurial networks, venture capitalists can accelerate the growth of start-ups better than capital alone.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Burn Notice

The current bull market has been led of late by an increasingly small band of stocks, principally from the technology sector, and such narrow market breadth should be cause for concern for all but the most intrepid of investors.

Emerging Trends in Private Equity and Venture Capital in MENA (Video)

Recent news out of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) hasn't been promising as of late. What are some of the emerging trends in private equity and venture capital in MENA? What are some of the challenges? What are some of the most promising investment opportunities?

Aswath Damodaran: How Does Growth Investing Measure Up?

In a recently published paper, noted valuation authority Aswath Damodaran examines the discipline of growth investing and, in so doing, challenges the notion that growth investors are simply risk seekers who ignore valuation.

Take 15: Venture Capital: Excess Capital Meets Revolution in Software (Video)

Chris Douvos of Venture Investment Associates speaks about the evolution of the venture capital industry.

Venture Capital Investing in China: Find the Future “Cristiano Ronaldo’s” of Industry

Shanghai-based Lawrence Tse of Gobi Partners outlined the risks, opportunities, and lessons learned from a career in early-stage investing in China.



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