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Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting by Sofia A. Johan, Douglas J. Cumming

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Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview

These days almost everyone has heard of the terms venture capital and private equity. The venture capital and private equity markets are frequently discussed in popular media and are often described as “scorching” in the popular press, at least in boom times. The market has direct relevance for entrepreneurs who want to raise money, investors who want to make money from financing entrepreneurs, and individuals who want to work for a fund or set up their own fund. Also, venture capital and private equity are of significant interest to the public sector, as government bodies around the world strive to find ways to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance. It is widely believed that venture capital ...

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