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Private Equity and Venture Capital in Europe by Stefano Caselli

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Chapter 10. Managing and monitoring

After closing the deal, both the investor and the venture-backed company need to organize, plan, and manage their partner, assuming that they will live a “temporary but important marriage.” First, they have to define and share various details and agree upon both medium-long term and daily rules. Second, they must commit to working together and transparency when managing typical agency problems.

The goal shared between the investor and the venture-backed company (or the entrepreneur) is always the same: the creation of value. This condition divides successful operations from failures allowing the investor and company to reach the expected returns. Although they may have this common goal, many aspects, operations, ...

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