07.04.2020

Role of Social Relationships in VC Syndication and Fundraising

In this presentation, Prof Pavel Zhelyazkov will provide an overview of his research on how social networks shape venture capital (VC) firms’ syndication activities as well as access to deals and capital. In particular, he will examine how a VC firms’ behavior within syndicates shapes its access to subsequent investment opportunities; and how indirect social relationships between institutional investors and VC firms shape the former’s investment decisions.