The role of government venture capital funds: recent lessons from the U.K. experience

Owen, Robyn ORCID:, North, David J. and Mac an Bhaird, Cairan (2019) The role of government venture capital funds: recent lessons from the U.K. experience. Strategic Change, 28 (1) . pp. 69-82. ISSN 1086-1718 [Article] (doi:10.1002/jsc.2247)

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UK Government Venture Capital (GVC) - backed schemes have evolved to provide more effective, targeted, funding for high growth potential firms.

Public-private co-financing, is generating attributable, additional, positive employment and sales turnover impacts in beneficiary firms, but significant long horizon follow-on investment requirements need addressing.

Policy designers should be cognisant of the changing external financing ecosystem when designing co-investment schemes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Blockchain and Other Innovations in Entrepreneurial Finance: Implications for Future Policy
Keywords (uncontrolled): Government venture capital funds (GVCFs); Global financial crisis (GFC); Co-investment funds; Venture capital; Business angel financing.
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR)
Item ID: 26028
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Owen R, North D, Mac an Bhaird C. The role of government venture capital funds: Recent lessons from the U.K. experience. Strategic Change. 2019;28:69–82, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 09:34
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