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Lock the money up, or get it invested?In light of our current situation and lessons learned across the Atlantic, what is Scotland to do? The final piece of our Venture Capital and Public Policy series from Michael Clouser. We hope you feel a bit more enlightened and sufficiently armed for any government policy discussions during Entrepreneurship Week (and beyond!). If you have any further thoughts, questions, or points of view, by all means chime in by adding your comments below.

INCREASING THE SUPPLY OF VENTURE CAPITAL THROUGH POLICY

Learning from the US example, the government can enact policies to increase the supply of risk capital in the Country (used interchangeably to mean either devolved Scotland or the UK – while their powers are different, the issues are basically the same).

Tax Policy is OK, but Not Enough:

Tax policy can help. Already this has happened in the angel market, with tax benefits for these investors who are part of venture capital trusts. However, tax policy is but one option. It hasn’t yet been able to (more…)

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