01 juin 2020
A new sponsor for the Chair! Région Pays de la Loire joins the Chair for supporting a research program about Deeptech and spin-offs financing
Région Pays de la Loire joins the Chair for financing a research program about Deep-tech and spin-offs financing. Thanks to this support, an ambitious set of studies will be developed, and 2 post-docs researchers will join the Chair in January 2021.
Région Pays de la Loire decided to support the « Finance for innovation » Chair from Audencia Business School in order to pursue an ambitious research program on deep-tech and spin-offs financing. The aim is to understand the particularities of deep-techs start-ups on the consequences for equity financing.
This program consists of three different research projects:
- Understanding to what extent pre-seed non-dilutive financial tools, especially public subsidies and entrepreneurial loans influence future-start-up capacity to raise equity funds in venture capital.
- Analyzing the investment criteria of VCs financing deep-techs and spin-offs start-ups. Do they mainly make choice on “the jockeys, or the horses?”. Contrary to usual digital start-up (Gompers et al., 2020), the academic literature does not inform about the preferences and consequences of the criteria hierarchy.
- Investigating the role of VCs in the deep-tech start-up/VC relationship: a guide, a coach, a controller? Moving from a scientific posture to an entrepreneurial posture, these CEOs do not have the same profiles and needs rather than usual entrepreneurs. This impacts the relations and roles of VCs.
Two post-doc researchers will join the Chair’s team in January 2021.