Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Summer 1991

Course Title

Individual Study

Course Number

EMGT 506


Venture capital came into increased prominence in the 1980's as records funds became available for start-up companies. While investment has dropped off in recent years the topic remains relevant for engineering managers, particularly as many founders of venture-funded companies come from engineering backgrounds. Accordingly, this paper examines the venture capitalists, equity dilution during financing rounds, and the role of the venture capitalist in management of the venture. These are studied with the help of previous research and direct input from venture capitalists and investees. Findings from the research are described and their implications for the entrepreneur discussed providing a comprehensive look into the investee's role and activities in the investment process.


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