Case | HBS Case Collection | July 2008

Venture Capital Vignettes: Difficult Financings

by G. Felda Hardymon and Ann Leamon


These three short vignettes depict investment professionals considering difficult financings for companies in their portfolios. For one reason or another, each company has under-performed expectations. Should the protagonist recommend that the firm participate or not, or should he try to revise it? Can the firm exercise any influence, and are the potential gains worth the time and effort that will be required?

Keywords: Decision Choices and Conditions; Venture Capital; Financing and Loans; Investment Portfolio; Performance Expectations;


Hardymon, G. Felda, and Ann Leamon. "Venture Capital Vignettes: Difficult Financings." Harvard Business School Case 809-003, July 2008.