Venture Capital funding is an increasingly important area for entrepreneurial ventures in both industrialized and developing countries. Venture capital has become important in India especially in developing the Information Technology (IT) Sector.
Venture capital is a form of equity financing in which the investor actively participates in the venture being financed. Although the concept as such is very old, a formal market for venture capital in the US started only after World War II. A venture capital firm manages funds provided by investors and directs them to the most promising ventures, mainly in the form of equity.
This volume, which includes 13 case studies, provides an exhaustive account of the theory and practice of venture capital firms. The reader will gain insight into the operation of venture capital funding in India. The book examines in detail the contracts between venture capital firms and entrepreneurs to determine what provisions are included in these contracts that help in decision-making such as appraisal, screening, self-selection, monitoring, incentivizing and divestment. Experiences of other countries in managing venture capital operations are also explained in the book.