Policy Analysis: Investment

US Venture capitalists adopt new strategies in 2011

As the US venture capital industry celebrates its 65th year, firms are seeking new ways to boost returns and grow their operations and portfolios.

Setting up in-house incubators for startups, expanding overseas, moving to a more distributed management, and funding venture research to solve specific problems, are amongst the strategies for moving the sector forward discussed at a meeting of venture capitalists at MIT last month.

“You have to proactively identify visionary entrepreneurs and their companies, be a value-add and build the management team, and establish the culture of the organisation,” Henry McCance, chairman emeritus of Greylock Partners told delegates at...

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