A Matchmaking Architecture to Support Innovation by Fostering Supply and Demand of Venture Capital

  • Mario Benassi
  • Tommaso Di Noia
  • Alessandro Marino
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5183)


This paper proposes a web-based matchmaking engine aimed to overcome weaknesses of online directories – which typically includes only a list of supply features – by generating valuable information for users. Although applicable in several domains, the matchmaking engine has been developed for the venture capital industry where entrepreneurs seeking financing search for investors who, in turn, scout entrepreneurs on the basis of specific investment criteria. The match-making engine ultimate goal is to allow users to save time and money in their reciprocal search activity by generating analytic information on project compatibility measures.


Venture Capitalist Investment Strategy Valid Option Venture Capitalist Investment Life Cycle Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Benassi
    • 1
  • Tommaso Di Noia
    • 2
  • Alessandro Marino
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Economics Business and StatisitcsUniversity of MilanItaly
  2. 2.SisInfLabPolitecnico di BariBariItaly
  3. 3.IEGIBocconi UniversityMilanItaly
  4. 4.The Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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