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Cross-Border Venture Capital Investments

Why Do Venture Capital Firms Invest at a Distance?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Hortense Tarrade
    Pages 1-5
  3. Hortense Tarrade
    Pages 32-45
  4. Hortense Tarrade
    Pages 78-96
  5. Hortense Tarrade
    Pages 97-114
  6. Hortense Tarrade
    Pages 115-122
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 123-161

About this book


Hortense Tarrade analyses over 200,000 venture capital (VC) investments over the past 20 years to understand the investors' motivation to select national or foreign companies into their portfolio. She compares the sensitivity of US-based, non-US and German VC firms to the availability of local deal supply and demand as well as the relative importance of their intrinsic capabilities in their investment scope decision ("Why do VC firms invest on a national, continental or global scope?"). Further, she provides an in-depth analysis of the role of geographic and cultural distance in investments by German VCs ("Why do VC firms invest in a target location rather than another?").

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.MünchenGermany

About the authors

Dr. Hortense Tarrade obtained her doctorate at the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (INNO-tec) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München under the supervision of Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D. She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York while writing her dissertation. She is now working as a strategy consultant.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cross-Border Venture Capital Investments
  • Book Subtitle Why Do Venture Capital Firms Invest at a Distance?
  • Authors Horstense Tarrade
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012
  • Publisher Name Gabler Verlag
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8349-3118-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-8349-6939-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 180
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Capital Markets
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