Background Note | HBS Case Collection | May 2004 (Revised October 2007)

Best Practices: Decision Making Among Venture Capital Firms

by G. Felda Hardymon, Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon

Abstract

Describes investment decision-making processes, based on interviews with 56% of the top 38 venture capital firms in the country. Discusses some implications for the future growth of the industry.

Keywords: Decision Making; Venture Capital; Investment; Industry Growth;

Citation:

Hardymon, G. Felda, Josh Lerner, and Ann Leamon. "Best Practices: Decision Making Among Venture Capital Firms." Harvard Business School Background Note 804-176, May 2004. (Revised October 2007.)