Contemporary Developments in Entrepreneurial Finance

An Academic and Policy Lens on the Status-Quo, Challenges and Trends

  • Alexandra Moritz
  • Joern H. Block
  • Stephan Golla
  • Arndt Werner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Status Quo in SME Financing and Financial Market Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Masiak, Alexandra Moritz, Frank Lang
      Pages 3-30
    3. Arndt Werner, Michael Torben Menk, Florian Neitzert
      Pages 31-58
    4. Volker Zimmermann
      Pages 59-79
  3. Entrepreneurial Finance from Established Risk Capital Providers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Walter Diegel, Alexandra Moritz, Joern H. Block, Antonia Botsari, Frank Lang, Helmut Krämer-Eis
      Pages 137-174
  4. New Trends in Entrepreneurial Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Valerie Daldrup, Oliver Krahl, Robin Bürger
      Pages 309-333

About this book


More extensive regulations, new technologies, and new means of communication have significantly changed the financing landscape for startups and small to medium-sized companies (SMEs). This volume provides a contemporary research-based overview of the latest trends in entrepreneurial finance and outlines expected future developments. Starting with the status quo in market regulations and the financing structure of SMEs, it addresses a broad range of new financing alternatives for innovative startups (e.g. business angel financing, venture capital and corporate venture capital), as well as recent social phenomena (e.g. crowdfunding and initial coin offerings (ICOs)). Incorporating qualitative, quantitative and mixed analytical methods, the book contributes to a better understanding of the financing world by reflecting both the researcher’s and the practitioner’s perspective.


New methods of entrepreneurial finance Institutional support for start-up financing Crowdfunding and crowd investment for start-ups Empirical entrepreneurial finance research Corporate venture capital regulation Financing FinTech startups Cryptocurrencies for start-up financing Bootstrap financing

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandra Moritz
    • 1
  • Joern H. Block
    • 2
  • Stephan Golla
    • 3
  • Arndt Werner
    • 4
  1. 1.Trier UniversityTrierGermany
  2. 2.Trier UniversityTrierGermany
  3. 3.Fulda University of Applied SciencesFuldaGermany
  4. 4.University of SiegenSiegenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17611-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17612-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6918
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6926
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