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The "Science" of Prediction: A Battery of Blind Back-Dated Validation Tests of PredictionWorks' New Venture Assessment System

This report examines the results of a research partnership between PredictionWorks, a private firm, and The University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business and the IC² Institute). PredictionWorks' New Venture Assessor is an assessment system which attempts to …  More

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Texas-Portugal Venture Growth Workshop

On Thursday, April 23, the IC² Institute will present a networking and matchmaking workshop among firms and technology incubators in Central Texas and the European Union, especially Portugal.  More

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Texas Venture Capital Programs: Recommendations for Taxpayer Profits and Improved Accountability

Since 2005, state taxpayers have provided nearly $600 million for two venture capital programs: the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) and the Texas Certified Capital Company Program (CAPCO). Both programs make investments in small companies that use the capital to …  More

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A Capital Idea: The New Texas CAPCO Program

As the Texas economy continues its expansion from the 2001 recession, the need for seed and growth capital for young companies is intense. A new funding program addresses this need, authorized by the Texas Legislature in 2001 and implemented in …  More

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Building the Venture Capital Industry in Mexico

In many developing countries, venture capital investing remains a nascent industry. However, investment in private equity has been picking up in Mexico and throughout Latin America over the past year as investors regain confidence in the region and learn to …  More

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Two Views of Venture Capital: The Entrepreneur

Imagine you are an entrepreneur. You have started a rapidly-growing venture, or at least you have devised a realistic plan for one. after carefully assembling an operating plan, including a detailed budget, you determine that you will need $960,000 to …  More

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Two Views of Venture Capital: The Investor

The venture capital business is changing, again. Coincident with the rapid evolution of technology and industry, the venture capital business has in its short history, reinvented itself and its image. The number of services has increased and grown more varied. …  More

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Texas Capital Network Survey: Critical Factors in Venture Funding

This report uses survey data on current and prospective members of the Texas Capital Network to discuss and contrast the characteristics of private and institutional investor respondents in terms of funding amounts and preferences. The report is organized as follows: …  More

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Venture Capital Funds Management: Portfolio Selection, Operation, and Control

A two-phase model for venture capital portfolio selection and management is presented. The portfolio selection phase of the model, based on data collected in a 1974 study of 140 venture capital firms and 368 venture capital investments, permits the computation …  More

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Operating Guidelines for Effective Venture Capital Funds Management

Extending Liles' work in the development of an effective "enabling strategy," the author has formulated a set of 20 operating guidelines for effective venture capital funds management. The guidelines presented in this paper are the result of a detailed study …  More

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