Discuss the Role of Venture Capital, Past, Present and Future - for the Growth of Indian Economy.

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Discuss the role of Venture Capital, Past, Present and Future - for the growth of Indian Economy.

According to the latest data available with SEBI, Venture Capital Funds (VCFs) and Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCI) have reduced their investment in real estate companies during the June-2008 quarter. However, the overall investment by VCFs and FVCI rose a modest 2.2 per cent to Rs 32,379 crore against March quarter figure of Rs 31,682 crore. While flows into real estate fell nearly 14 per cent to Rs 6,286 crore from March end quarter figure of Rs 7,285 crore; the other sector that t ...

May 08, 2007
What is interesting is that for first time in India, venture capital will be backed by successful entrepreneurs who themselves have a hands-on experience in handling and developing businesses. The National Venture Capital Association defines venture capital as: "Money provided by professionals who invest alongside management in young, rapidly growing companies that have the potential to develop into significant economic contributors." Innovation is the key driver of competitiveness within organisations as well as within countries. It has been well said: "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come." However, innovative ideas need more than research and knowledge to succeed. They need not only financial, but also, managerial (technical, marketing and HR), support to achieve success. This support is lent in many forms by private funding and incubation organisations such as venture capitalists Some of the unique features of a VC firm are:

Investment in high-risk, high-returns ventures: As VCs invest in untested, innovative ideas the investments entail high risks. In return, they expect a much higher return than usual. (Internal Rate of return expected is generally in the range of 25 per cent to 40 per cent). •Participation in management: Besides providing finance, venture capitalists may also provide technical, marketing and strategic...
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