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We compare the investment activities and sources of finance of venture capital (VC) funds in Germany, Israel, Japan and the United Kingdom. VC investments differ across countries in terms of their stage, sector and geographical focus. Sources of VC funds also differ across countries; for example,...
Prior research has argued that convertible preferred equity is the optimal form of venture capital (VC) finance, based on datasets with up to 213 observations from the United States, where unique tax biases exist in favor of convertible preferred. This paper introduces a comparable sample of 3083...