Publication typeJournal article with impact factor
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AbstractWhile the academic literature on entrepreneurial finance has expanded exponentially, many gaps in our knowledge remain. This is driven by digitalization impacting the development of new investment types such as crowdfunding and ICO, the emergence of new investors based upon digital technologies, and the functioning of existing investors. Next, the supply of entrepreneurial finance has become more diverse and new types of investors developed, like incubators and accelerators, family funds, impact investors, or sovereign wealth funds. This increases the sources and type of funding new ventures can get access to. Third, investors pay increasingly attention to non-financial goals like providing solutions to environmental or societal challenges. This paper explores these trends and suggests avenues for future research.
KeywordResearch Questions, Entrepreneurial Finance, Digitalization, New Investment Types, New Investors, Theory
Knowledge Domain/IndustryAccounting & Finance