New Directions in European Private Equity

Does the venture capital industry need to develop a new private equity model if it is to continue to attract investor funds in the future? It is a question that must be occurring to more and more venture capitalists these days because it is certainly a hot topic amongst institutional investors increasingly disappointed at the returns they have seen from private equity. But if venture capital is currently struggling to legitimize itself as an asset class, what if anything, can…

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The (Bigger) Business Development Story in Russia

IVI’s GoForward plan to capitalize on Russian technology for the petroleum industry is published in the flagship magazine, E&P, Hart Energy (Houston), December 2005. Topics in the GoForward Plan include: Deal flow and investment opportunities in technology Transforming Russian potential into solutions IP status of Russian technology Transparency, business practices and the Russian risk factor Drive innovation into the market – link enabling technologies with platform solutions Speed commercialization – mix & match CIS & foreign technology Target Russian value…

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Scaling Up Innovation: The Path to Prosperity

INNOVATION, SMALL AND MEDIUM enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurship and venture capital (VC) are ingredients in the creation of knowledge based economies; witness the success of Silicon Valley in large economies like the US and replicated in France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and elsewhere. Small country economies like Israel, Ireland and Singapore, with little domestic demand for technology, developed unique approaches of exporting knowledge creation with excellent outcomes. Scaling Up Innovation: The Path to Prosperity –¬†Development Outreach Journal, a publication of the…

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