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Department: Senior Lecturer
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Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Alternative energy; Analysts forecasts; Angel investing; Blogs; Breakthrough management; Business plans; Capital controls; Career development; Change management; Communication; Compensation; Competitive strategy; Computer; Computer-aided software; Corporate governance; Customer satisfaction; Customer service; Eastern Europe; Elevator pitch; Emerging businesses; Employee motivation; Energy; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Global entrepreneurship; Incentives, corporate; Innovation; Intellectual property law; International entrepreneurship; Lead users; Leadership; Management effectiveness, measuring; Managerial communication; Managing change; Marketing strategy; Mergers and acquisitions; Middle East; New ventures; Oil; Organizational communication; Pakistan; Positioning; Pricing; Real estate; Recruitment; Sales and sales processes; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; Software; Startups; Sustainability; Technological innovation; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Venture capital
Department: Visiting Associate Professor of Strategy
A panel of MIT faculty experts convened Oct. 7 to discuss current economic news. The panelists focused on different aspects of the history, the present unfolding, and the likely future of the financial mess, and emphasized that the situation is far more complex -- and the long-term outcome more uncertain -- than is typically portrayed.
From WSJ MarketWatch Concern is mounting that the venture-capital model might be broken. Returns have been relatively poor in the past decade. More importantly, perhaps, the innovation outcome has been somewhat disappointing. As PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel complained, “We wanted flying cars; we got 140 characters.” One key reason for this might be the way venture-capital funds are typically structured. Such funds have been organized for decades as limited partnerships, raising commitments among external investors to be invested and returned within 10 years. This 10-year horizon is somewhat arbitrary. It was initially used by partnerships formed to develop real-estate projects or explore oil fields. In the 1950s, the first venture funds adopted the template of these partnerships. Virtually all funds are now organized this way, irrespective of their investment targets. While this contractual structure might have been perfectly suited to fund the waves of innovations of the 1980s and 1990s, … Read More »The post Why the next big ideas might not get money they need — Jean-Noel Barrot appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.