There’s very little academic research done on the business of venture capital and private equity as little or no public data is readily available to those who would study it. That’s a problem that forces folks to rely on lobbyist-funded studies for research which come heavily biased. Take a few minutes to help out Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business complete its annual Private Capital Markets Study by clicking on this link.
The questions don’t have as much as I might like on venture capital, but it’s a solid start and I applaud the school’s work to bring these resources together. Last year’s survey results are available below: