Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
In this paper, I analyze how firm attributes such as their age, industry, nature of industry, spinoff status and debt ratio influence venture-capital financing decision. I look at a sample of 280 firms that went public in the United States between 2015- 2019. This paper finds that firm age and debt are negatively related to the likelihood of being venture-capital backed. It also finds that firms in technology and biotechnology industries are more likely to be backed by a venture-capitalist.
Prasad, Raghav, "Deal Or No Deal: The Relationship Between Firm Determinants & Venture-Capital Financing Decisions" (2019). CMC Senior Theses. 2233.