A History of Venture Capital

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Author(s): Spencer E. Ante
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Date Published: 2/4/2009
Source: Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Spencer E. Ante, BusinessWeek editor and author, quotes excerpts from his book, Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital, and offers a historical portal into the start and evolution of venture capital. He draws an investment timeline starting with the post-WWII economy, delves into the dominance of Silicon Valley, and discusses current recessionary activity.

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