Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the first extensive look at the ways governments have supported entrepreneurs and venture capitalists across decades and continents.
From Apple and Genentech to Adobe and More, Pioneering Investment Banker Bill Hambrecht Discusses Lessons from Underwriting America’s Seminal Startups
Before the advent of the Internet, pioneering investment banker Bill Hambrecht was a leading force in the technology revolution. In a new podcast and video released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Hambrecht discusses his life and insights with Kauffman Chief Investment Officer Harold Bradley.
How Do New Businesses Get Ahead in the 'Money Game'?
There's no question that startups need money to grow. But although there is not more capital available to new companies, the sources of capital—from personal savings to loan programs to crowdfunding platforms—abound despite the economic downturn.
Institutional Limited Partners Must Accept Blame for Poor Long-Term Returns from Venture Capital, Says New Kauffman Report
A compelling new report out today from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation describes how most institutional investors, including larger state pension funds, endowments and foundations, may be shortchanged by their investments in venture capital funds. Over the past decade, public stock markets have outperformed the average venture capital fund and for 15 years, VC funds have failed to return to investors the significant amounts of cash invested, despite high-profile successes, including Google, Groupon and LinkedIn.
Kauffman Foundation Debuts Infectious Talk Podcast Series Hosted by Paul Kedrosky
A new podcast presented by the Kauffman Foundation, and hosted by renowned blogger and financial commentator Paul Kedrosky, aims to go beyond the surface and get to the heart of current issues. In each episode of the Infectious Talk podcast, found at www.infectioustalk.com, Kedrosky will have an in-depth conversation with prominent thinkers about growth, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Kauffman Foundation Highlights Entrepreneurial 'Accelerators' as Uncovering Next Innovative Business ‘Idols’
Just as the "American Idol" television series is stirring up the music
business, a group of entrepreneurs is quietly adopting a similar format
to change the face of the venture capital and angel investing industry,
according to an analysis on venture financing by the Ewing Marion
Kauffman's Hottest Research Topics in 2009: Entrepreneurship, Jobs and Recovery Top the List
The most popular studies emanating from the nation's largest funder of
entrepreneurial research are largely related to the top story of the
year: the economy. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has compiled
its most in-demand research for 2009—research that was mentioned in
news stories generating more than 5 billion media impressions.
Minority-Oriented Private Equity Funds May Outperform Other Indices, According to Kauffman Foundation Survey
Data from a new survey of minority-oriented private equity funds suggest that, even in a "bust" economy, minority-oriented funds outperform widely used stock indices.
Right Sizing the U.S. Venture Capital Industry
The U.S. venture capital industry is at an inflection point. It has had
many successes over the last three decades, and is prominent worldwide
for its role in financially catalyzing notable, high-growth companies.
More recently, however, venture capital returns have stagnated and
declined, with the industry having seen little recovery since its go-go
days of the late 1990s.
Six Myths About Venture Capital Offer Dose of Reality to Startups in Harvard Business Review article
Diane Mulcahy, director of private equity at the Kauffman Foundation and a former VC herself, bust venture capital myths in the May issue of the Harvard Business Review that focuses on entrepreneurship.
The Entrepreneurial Landscape: A View from Venture Partners Kauffman Foundation Chief Investment Officer Harold Bradley moderates a panel with investment leaders from three established and respected venture
capital firms to discuss a number of issues facing the venture industry.
The Importance of Networks
Professor Toby Stuart, recipient of the 2007 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, discusses his research into how the social and business networks in which would-be entrepreneurs and early-stage firms are immersed influence entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.
The Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a collaborative effort between the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Princeton University Press, and the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University.
U.S. Venture Capital Industry Must Shrink to be an Economic Force, Kauffman Foundation Study Finds
Contrary to popular belief, the venture capital industry is not a
necessary condition in driving high-growth entrepreneurship, according
to Right-Sizing the U.S. Venture Capital Industry,
a new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
While venture capital will continue to be crucial to some forms of
high-growth companies, the report concludes that the sector’s size must
be reduced to be viable. The venture industry has seen stagnating and
declining returns coupled with rapid expansion in venture capital
assets under management in recent years.
We Have Met the Enemy … And He is Us
A compelling report out from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation describes how most institutional investors, including larger state pension funds, endowments and foundations, may be shortchanged by their investments in venture capital funds.