• Abstract/Zusammenfassung
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Public VC activity
  • 2.1 How important is public VC within the German VC industry?
  • 2.2 The rationale of public VC intervention
  • 3. Do the operations of public VC companies reflect their goals?
  • 3.1 The database
  • 3.2 Structure and investment behavior of public and private VC firms
  • 3.3 The selection process of public and private VC companies
  • 3.4 Monitoring and advising by public and private VC companies
  • 4. Can private VC companies do the public VC firms’ job?
  • 5. Conclusions and implications
  • References