Australia's informal venture capitalists : an exploratory profile

Hindle, Kevin and Wenban, Robert 1999, Australia's informal venture capitalists : an exploratory profile, Venture capital, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 169-186.

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Title Australia's informal venture capitalists : an exploratory profile
Author(s) Hindle, Kevin
Wenban, Robert
Journal name Venture capital
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 169
End page 186
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 1999-04
ISSN 1369-1066
1464-5343
Keyword(s) entrepreneurship
angel
informal venture capital
Australian
new venture
investment behaviour
Summary In Australia, as elsewhere, finding and acquiring equity capital is one of the major problems facing start-up or growing entrepreneurial ventures. The informal venture capital market, comprising high net worth non-institutional private equity investors (or 'business angels') provides risk capital directly to new and growing businesses and has been shown to be considerably more significant than institutional providers as a source of finance for entrepreneurial businesses. Building upon research undertaken internationally, this study generated and evaluated data resulting from an investigation of 36 carefully screened Australian business angels. It focused upon three primary research questions: (i) Who are Australia's informal venture capitalists (business angels)? (ii) How do they behave? (iii) What are their investment criteria? The study initiates Australian angel research into the developing international continuum of informal venture capital research and can serve as the generator of empirically testable hypotheses for future research and theory development.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1999, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029615

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