Show Me the Right Stuff: Signals for High Tech Startups
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We are indebted to Jerry Thursby for insightful comments and suggestions. We also thank Thomas Astebro, David Beck, Victor Bergonzoli, Carolin Haeussler, Matt Higgins, David Hsu, David Ku, Josh Lerner, Laura Lindsey, William Oakes, Florin Paun, Carlos Serrano, Scott Shane, Rosemarie Ziedonis, and seminar participants at the 2010 NBER's Entrepreneurship Working Group Meeting for their valuable comments. Conti acknowledges support from the Hal and John Smith Chair in Entrepreneurship for support via a TI:GER Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Swiss National Foundation. Thursby acknowledges NSF Award #0221600, and Rothaermel acknowledges NSF SES 0545544. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.