Silicon Valley

In: Business and Management

Submitted By rsuttner
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Homework – Study Trip
San Francisco & Silicon Valley

Mag. Roland Suttner
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December 2013

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison
“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure” -Napoleon Hill

Contents 1 Venture Capital 4 2 Mechanics of raising equity capital 5 2.1 Equity financing for private companies – Sources for funding 5 2.1.1 Angel Investors 5 2.1.2 Venture Capital Firms 6 2.1.3 Institutional Investors 6 2.1.4 Corporate Investors 6 2.2 Outside Investors 6 2.3 Exiting an Investment in a Private Company 7 3 The process of start-up funding 8 3.1 Idea and co-founder stage 8 3.2 Family and friends stage 8 3.3 Seed or angel round 8 3.4 Venture Capital Round 8 4 The Initial Public Offering 10 4.1 Advantages and Disadvantages of Going Public 10 5 Key Elements for successful Entrepreneurship 11 6 The importance of Silicon Valley in the U.S. venture capital system 13 6.1 Venture Capital Investment in the U.S. 13 6.1.1 Venture Capital Investment since 2006 13 6.1.2 Investment by industry 13 6.1.3 Investment by regions 15 6.2 Evolution of Silicon Valley 15 6.3 Silicon Valley – an advanced high tech entrepreneurial habitat 16 6.4 The Power of Clustering 16 6.5 Features of an advanced high tech entrepreneurial habitat 16 6.6 The high-tech habitat: Value-added support 17 6.7 Impact of Stanford University on Silicon Valley 18 7 Entrepreneurship and Funding - Differences between Europe and U.S. 19 7.1 Venture Capital Investment in Austria and Europe 19 7.2 Development of Private Equity in Austria 20 7.3 Development of Private Equity in Europe 20 7.4 Venture Capital Investors in Europe vs. USA 21 7.5 Entrepreneurs…...

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