Research Handbook of Entrepreneurial Exit

Research Handbook of Entrepreneurial Exit

Research Handbooks in Business and Management series

Edited by Dawn R. DeTienne and Karl Wennberg

With contributions from authors around the globe, Research Handbook of Entrepreneurial Exit explores this most important phenomenon in the entrepreneurial journey. This book presents a comprehensive review of the current issues in entrepreneurial exits, and provides theoretical and methodological insights for future research. It explores the historical perspective and discusses topics such as gender and exit, retirement, psychological barriers, emotional aspects, venture capital funding firm relocation and exit from social ventures.

Chapter 4: Survey on venture capital financing exit stage

Saloua el Bouzaidi

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, strategic management


New business creation is shown to be a potent force for economic development and productivity improvement (Aghion and Howitt, 2006; Aghion et al., 2004). However, entrepreneurial ideas and product development require substantial capital during their seminal stages. Banks are an important source of financing for a subset of new businesses firms, but the majority of young firms remain unlikely to receive significant bank loans because they have substantial intangible assets, they are associated with significant ex ante uncertainty and they are still producing operating losses that make it impossible for them to assure interest payment on debt obligations (Ueda, 2004). Furthermore, young entrepreneurial firms need, in addition to capital, substantial competences to transform their ideas into a mature business. The specificity of venture capital (VC) is its ability to bridge these competence gaps and to finance the high-risk and potentially high-reward ventures (Sahlman, 1990; Hellmann and Puri, 2000, 2002; Brander et al., 2002).

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