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Venture Capital Data: Opportunities and Challenges

Steven N. Kaplan, Josh Lerner

NBER Working Paper No. 22500
Issued in August 2016
NBER Program(s):Corporate Finance, Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

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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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w22500

Published: Venture Capital Data: Opportunities and Challenges, Steven N. Kaplan, Josh Lerner. in Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges, Haltiwanger, Hurst, Miranda, and Schoar. 2017

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