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Jan 24, 2020

Institute Insights: Is Chinese Venture Capital Booming or Pausing?

Featuring Kenan Institute Director of Research and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Richard Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance Christian Lundblad

China’s venture capital funding has contracted significantly since mid-2018. According to Christian Lundblad, director of research at the Kenan Institute, this is a byproduct of U.S. trade policy, some domestic Chinese investment policy and the usual ups and downs in a developing market.

Some experts are now questioning if this will be China’s “tech bubble,” but it is unlikely that the downturn will persist given government strategy on technology investment and the vast pool of capital waiting to invest.

Stay tuned for more on this and other entrepreneurship-related topics by visiting the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship website, where the Kenan Institute and its affiliated Entrepreneurship Center’s inaugural Trends in Entrepreneurship Report will be released later this month.


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