Venture Capital for Impact Initiative
The Venture Capital for Impact Initiative is based on a multi-disciplinary research collaboration project supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture USA-pilot program.
The VCI Initiative is designed to develop relevant knowledge, innovations and co-operation opportunities in close collaboration with the venture capital industry in the Nordics, USA and globally.
Research Focus on Unicorns
A special research focus is placed on the entrepreneurial value creation of unicorns, i.e. privately held companies exceeding the value of one billion dollars. The cross-disciplinary project focuses on the value creation of unicorns from various stakeholder perspectives, disciplines and industries. The disciplines and industries include amongst others artificial intelligence, auto and transportation, consumer and retail, cybersecurity, data management and analytics, e-commerce and direct to consumer, edtech, education, fintech, hardware, health, internet and software services, mobile and telecommunications, supply chain, logistics and delivery, travel and other.
Key research foci include amongst others human capital, valuation, networks, ecosystems and impact.
Venture Capital Research Unit
Director of research unit
Director of research impact