This paper examines how the venture capital (VC) model is applied to philanthropic venture capital (PhVC). The key aims of the paper are a) to define PhVC and philanthropic venture capitalists (PhVCs); b) to formulate five propositions establishing whether, how, and to what extent the VC model (Gompers and Lerner, 2001) can be applied to PhVC. By analyzing secondary sources we report preliminary results which do not show that in the screening phase and during monitoring activities PhVCs do not behave like venture capitalists.

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Scarlata, Maria Rosa Giovanna; Alemany Gil, Luisa

Financing social entrepreneurs: Philanthopic venture capital vs. foundations

This paper examines how the venture capital (VC) model is applied to philanthropic venture capital (PhVC). The key aims of the paper are a) to define PhVC and philanthropic venture capitalists (PhVCs); b) to formulate five propositions establishing whether, how, and to what extent the VC model (Gompers and Lerner, 2001) can be applied to PhVC. By analyzing secondary sources we report preliminary results which do not show that in the screening phase and during monitoring activities PhVCs do not behave like venture capitalists.
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Financing social entrepreneurs: Philanthopic venture capital vs. foundations
Scarlata, Maria Rosa Giovanna; Alemany Gil, Luisa
2008 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2008 BCERC)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Babson Park (United States of America), 05/06/2008 - 07/06/2008

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