Venture Cafe (Kathmandu) @ CIC, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Understanding why Venture Capitalists (VCs) do what they do: the impact of exit strategy forecast on the VCs’ post-investment role in portfolio companies.
Are you wondering what the tipping point of VCs is to make them invest in your company? Or are you asking yourself what your relationship with the VCs will look like once you receive the money and if they will still want YOU to run the business? We will discuss the importance of understanding implications of the VCs’ investment criteria and perceptions of your venture’s outcome on their decision to “let you stay or go” and how closely they will want to be involved in your company. This talk is based on research findings of prof. Gerasymenko V. and prof. Arthurs J. that finally demystify the puzzle if VCs bet to a greater extent on the management team or business idea.
Read the article here http://bit.ly/vc-vgp1