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Networking Frictions in Venture Capital, and the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship

Sabrina T. Howell, Ramana Nanda

NBER Working Paper No. 26449
Issued in November 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Louis Maiden for exceptional research assistance. We are extremely grateful to Jodi Gernon for her feedback and support, and to Catherine Cronin, Nick Janini, Julia Kemp, Samantha Snyder and Coral Sullivan for their help with providing us data. We also thank Tom Eisenmann, Michael Ewens, Rem Koning, Rick Townsend and the seminar participants at the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Scholars Conference for helpful comments. Howell thanks the Kauffman Foundation and especially Sameeksha Desai for generous support. Nanda acknowledges support from the Division of Research and Faculty Development at Harvard Business School. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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