Patenting and the early-stage high-technology investor: evidence from the field

Julia A. Smith (Lead / Corresponding author), Renzo Cordina

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    We discuss the importance of patenting to the venture capital investor in high-technology firms. While literature suggests that patenting will have an impact on the nature and level of investment, the investors themselves are keen to suggest otherwise. We investigate this issue by the use of new primary-source empirical data, gathered by fieldwork methods. Our results help explain a link between the existence of patenting and the level of investment made. We further support our analysis with illuminating quotes from investors currently active in the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)589-605
    Number of pages17
    JournalR & D Management
    Issue number5
    Early online date29 Oct 2014
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


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