Background Note | HBS Case Collection | November 1994 (Revised July 2001)

A Note on the Venture Capital Industry

by Paul A. Gompers


The history of the venture capital industry is reviewed, and the key institutional features described.

Keywords: Venture Capital;


Gompers, Paul A., and Josh Lerner. "A Note on the Venture Capital Industry." Harvard Business School Background Note 295-065, November 1994. (Revised July 2001.)