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Open Business Model and Venture Capital Finance
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.). KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9348-7505
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2016 (English)In: Industrial and Corporate Change, ISSN 0960-6491, E-ISSN 1464-3650, Vol. 25, no 2, 353-370 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We investigate the differences in venture capital (VC) governance of investee firms with Open Business Models, specifically Open Source Software (OSS), versus closed business models. Due to OSS's pronounced complexity and uncertainty, we conjecture that VC-backed OSS firms are more frequently staged and syndicated. We present robust empirical evidence from the United States that OSS ventures have more financing rounds and are more likely to be syndicated, and mixed evidence that OSS ventures have a larger number of syndicated investors.

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Oxford University Press, 2016. Vol. 25, no 2, 353-370 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-181326DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtw001ISI: 000374233900009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84971434583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-181326DiVA: diva2:899220
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Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-02-01 Last updated: 2016-11-03Bibliographically approved

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