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Venture Capital Data: Opportunities and Challenges

Steven N. Kaplan, Josh Lerner

Chapter in NBER book Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges (2017), John Haltiwanger, Erik Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar, editors (p. 413 - 431)
Conference held December 16-17, 2014
Published in September 2017 by University of Chicago Press
© 2017 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

This paper describes the available data and research on venture capital investments and performance. We comment on the challenges inherent in those data and research as well as possible opportunities to do better.

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This chapter first appeared as NBER working paper w22500, Venture Capital Data: Opportunities and Challenges, Steven N. Kaplan, Josh Lerner
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