Are we Accelerating Equity Investment into Impact-Oriented Ventures?

Year of Publication

2020

This paper analyzes accelerator effectiveness based on data from 77 accelerators.

Source:

World Development

Author(s):

Saurabh A. Lalla

Li-Wei Chen, Peter W. Roberts

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Capital Flows, Gender

This paper analyzes accelerator effectiveness based on data from 77 accelerators. Key findings include: accelerated ventures raise more outside equity investment funding than rejected ventures, however, this trend does not extend to ventures in emerging markets, or to those with women on their founding teams.