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“Developing a crucial business plan template targeted to Swedish Venture Capitalists”

Mohammad Aghaee, Maral and Björkman, Isabelle (2006)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Objective To study if the Swedish venture capitalists consider business plans in their screening process, and in such case, what aspects they evaluate in order to develop a targeted template for Swedish entrepreneurs. A secondary objective is to describe what other factors Swedish venture capitalists evaluate as a part of their assessment. Methodology The method, which has been used in order to test the objective, has been carried out through extensive literature and article studies, interviews, and distribution of a short and comprehensive questionnaire to a multiplicity of venture capitalists throughout Sweden. Conclusion Generally, the findings of this thesis suggest that a business plan should include elements such as a summary of... (More)
Objective To study if the Swedish venture capitalists consider business plans in their screening process, and in such case, what aspects they evaluate in order to develop a targeted template for Swedish entrepreneurs. A secondary objective is to describe what other factors Swedish venture capitalists evaluate as a part of their assessment. Methodology The method, which has been used in order to test the objective, has been carried out through extensive literature and article studies, interviews, and distribution of a short and comprehensive questionnaire to a multiplicity of venture capitalists throughout Sweden. Conclusion Generally, the findings of this thesis suggest that a business plan should include elements such as a summary of important elements, a thorough market analysis, financial information, exit strategy, and the risks associated with the project. The empirical material also reveals that venture capitalists also evaluate factors such as ownership influence, the entrepreneur’s industry knowledge, product knowledge and the personal chemistry in their evaluation process. The people writing these documents are therefore also very important and indeed influential for the outcome. (Less)
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author
Mohammad Aghaee, Maral and Björkman, Isabelle
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Business Plan, Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1340527
date added to LUP
2006-01-12
date last changed
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  abstract     = {Objective	To study if the Swedish venture capitalists consider business plans in their screening process, and in such case, what aspects they evaluate in order to develop a targeted template for Swedish entrepreneurs. A secondary objective is to describe what other factors Swedish venture capitalists evaluate as a part of their assessment. Methodology	The method, which has been used in order to test the objective, has been carried out through extensive literature and article studies, interviews, and distribution of a short and comprehensive questionnaire to a multiplicity of venture capitalists throughout Sweden. Conclusion Generally, the findings of this thesis suggest that a business plan should include elements such as a summary of important elements, a thorough market analysis, financial information, exit strategy, and the risks associated with the project. The empirical material also reveals that venture capitalists also evaluate factors such as ownership influence, the entrepreneur’s industry knowledge, product knowledge and the personal chemistry in their evaluation process. The people writing these documents are therefore also very important and indeed influential for the outcome.},
  author       = {Mohammad Aghaee, Maral and Björkman, Isabelle},
  keyword      = {Business Plan,Venture Capitalist,Entrepreneur,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {“Developing a crucial business plan template targeted to Swedish Venture Capitalists”},
  year         = {2006},
}