||Accompanied by the enormous losses cause by the worldwide economic recession and Internet bubbles, venture capital industry at the same time is faced with another crucial problems: for a venture capital firm, what characteristics should a venture capitalist possess? How does these characteristics influence the behaviors of the venture capital firms and venture capitalists themselves? |
As everyone knows, venture capital firms differ significantly in business strategies and fund sources, thereby give rise to the difference of venture capital firms in selecting the characteristics of venture capitalists. Therefore, universal traits and characteristics of venture capitalists are difficult to find out. In the circumstances, venture capital firms must understand how venture capitalists characteristics may influence investment behaviors and strategies. By means of the analysis of the characteristics of venture capitalists and venture capital firms, this study tries to find out the important factors affecting the behaviors of venture capitalists.
Through the empirical research towards the Taiwan venture capitalists, several findings are presented in this study. As finding shows, some characteristics of venture capital firms such as firm age have a great influence on the behaviors of venture capitalists. Moreover, from the insignificance of some factors examined in this study, we conclude that there are still some structural factors influencing the behaviors of venture capitalists.