Funding Environment in UK
– FUNDING ENVIRONMENT IN UK HTSFs form 6% of UK’s business population. But, due to asymmetry of information, they face greater obstacle than conventional SMEs in obtaining finance, and so deserve greater government support in overcoming them. The recent financial crisis has affected the availability of finance to HTSFs in UK adversely, which in turn has held back economic recovery. A lot of research has been done, which demonstrates that there has been a funding gap in HTSFs in last 30 years. According to Bank of England’s report on Financing of Technology Based Small Businesses, investors are more willing to lend to established HTSFs as compared to young HTSFs….
Microcredit and Social Business
– From Microcredit to Social Business: Towards Making Poverty History Innovative ideas are not standstill, when ideas works they create attraction and developed gradually that microcredit did. In the process of advancement, idea continue to change, newer ideas emerge, sometimes it may outdo the original ideas and very different from the expectations (Mulgan, 2006, p. 154). In the course of time, Grameen Bank own by the ‘poorest of the poor’ who are mostly women becomes a giant that now has 31 different independent companies and organizations….
How Venture Capitalists Evaluate Potential Venture Opportunities
– Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology How Venture Capitalists Evaluate Potential Venture Opportunities ? 1. Summary of the case and issues that were raised The case study is about an interview, conducted to four venture capitalists from four of the most prominent VC Silicon Valley firms, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Menlo Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Alta Partners. These firms invest both in seed as well as in later-stage companies, which operate mostly in the information technology sector….
Venture Capitalism in Eastern Europe
– Beginning with the work of researchers as Jaffee and Russell (1976) and Stiglitz and Weiss (1981), the arguments in favour of existing market imperfections that cause difficulty for firms to obtain external financial resources in addition to the internal ones, representing the main constraint on investment decisions, have gained a special attention in the literature. The firms involved in technological innovation may be the most affected by the financial market imperfections that characterize also bank financing (Carpenter and Petersen, 2002)….
Creating a Joint Venture
– When Cross Border Mergers or Acquisitions happen the participating organizations need to understand the issue of differences in national cultural issues very well in order to set up a successful Joint Venture (JV). Each country has a different national culture and this needs to be recognized and addressed because it will ultimately impact upon the work culture of the fusion organization they are newly going to form. Geert Hofstede developed a model which seeks to understand how values in the work place are influenced by culture….