Venture Capitalist Enabled Entrepreneurial Mentoring: An Exploratory Study

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Abstract

Traditionally the success of a venture capital model has been anchored around two dimensions‚ namely equity as a trade for investment and start-up valuation and profitable exits. Scholars have focused less on the inter-organizational interaction between the venture capital (VC) and start-up entrepreneur. Using some interviews and secondary data from three Indian VC firms, this chapter explores the VC and investee enterprise mentoring within the Indian start-up ecosystem, The data analysis suggests that factors for the best outcomes include VCs that are highly networked‚ intensively sector focused, have entrepreneurs as investors, and that engage frequently with investees over managerial and market issues. Using these cases, this study proposes an antecedent‚ action and outcome model of venture capital enabled entrepreneurial mentoring in India. This model can be expanded in the global context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Dynamic Mentoring Models in India
EditorsPayal Kumar
Number of pages19
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2018
Pages89-107
Chapter5
ISBN (Print)9783319564043
ISBN (Electronic)9783319564050
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial mentoring
  • Indian venture capital (VC)
  • Indian startup ecosystem

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Agrawal, A. (2018). Venture Capitalist Enabled Entrepreneurial Mentoring: An Exploratory Study. In P. Kumar (Ed.), Exploring Dynamic Mentoring Models in India (pp. 89-107). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56405-0_5