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The Corporate Design of Investments in Startups: A European Experience 

By | December 1, 2022

In our new paper, we conducted extensive empirical research on more than 5,000 corporate charters of new Italian companies. We aimed to test whether the law reforms of 2012-2017, mainly addressed at the LLC/GmbH-type, were successful in making Italian corporate law more amicable towards startups and venture capital contracting techniques. Our article is part of… Read More »

The Role of Venture Capital Firms in Startup Mergers and Acquisitions 

By | November 3, 2022

Disagreement about firm value between potential buyers and sellers is particularly prevalent in private startups’ mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Startups are generally uncertain about their future performance and lack a robust financial track record. In M&A transactions, sellers often have more and better information (e.g., detailed information about the startup’s products and product markets) to… Read More »

Why Australia Needs a Better Model for Its Enhanced Fintech Sandbox

By | July 26, 2021

Regulatory sandboxes are an important part of the ongoing global race to attract FinTech talent, as different economies keep launching new programs to support FinTech and attract innovators. Australia is no stranger to this race: between 2014 and 2020, the number of FinTech start-ups in the country increased more than seven-fold and exceeded 700. In… Read More »