Background Note | HBS Case Collection | February 1998

Contracting and Control in Venture Capital

by Paul A. Gompers


Discusses the control mechanisms and contracts utilized by venture capitalists. The emphasis is on understanding potential conflicts of interest and how the contracts mitigate those conflicts.

Keywords: Venture Capital; Governance Controls; Contracts; Business or Company Management; Conflict of Interests;


Gompers, Paul A. "Contracting and Control in Venture Capital." Harvard Business School Background Note 298-067, February 1998.