Assessing Venture Capital Industry Growth in Korea

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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the venture capital industry evolves in Korea. The paper also compares the venture capital industry growth of Korea with that of the USA. Design/methodology/approach This paper forecasts the growth of the Korean venture capital industry using the Bass Model. The authors apply the Bass Model to both Korean and US data to compare the model estimates of Korean and US data, and to make use of the US case by taking the “guess by similarity” approach to analyze Korean venture capital industry growth. Findings The authors find that the innovative fund inflows in Korea are stronger than those in the USA, while inertial reinvestments are weak. The study forecasts that new investments in Korea grow at a 5-7 percent rate each year for the next five years, and the growth rate slows down over time. Peak investment is predicted around the year 2030. Practical implications Based on the forecasted venture capital investment schedule each year, this study derives the fundraising schedule and the implications for Korea fund-of-funds management to match the investment schedule. Originality/value The model estimates provide a guideline for forecasting venture capital industry development in countries with brief histories of venture capital, which lack data. The analysis can also be applied to cases when developing countries and emerging financial markets assess the impact of government interventions on venture capital industry growth, especially when they provide fund-of-funds.
Publisher
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD
Issue Date
2018-01
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Citation

MANAGERIAL FINANCE, v.44, no.1, pp.74 - 85

ISSN
0307-4358
DOI
10.1108/MF-07-2016-0210
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/238759
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MT-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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