Until recently, only the United States had an active venture capital market. This is changing rapidly, as many other countries have experienced rapid growth in venture capital financing over the past five years. This book contains new scientific articles showcasing the latest research on venture capital in Europe. Venture capital investment remains a hot topic with portfolio managers, individual investors, academics worldwide. This book examines in detail all the major issues regarding venture capital investment: contracting, financing, regulation, valuation, etc. and identifies new trends in the venture capital arena. It features a foreword by Josh Lerner. The only book in which academics from around the world present the latest research on venture capital in Europe, it covers all of Europe as well as includes overview papers about venture capital industry, public and private venture capital, valuation, financing, contracting, structuring, regulation, etc.; and, offers a comprehensive and authoritative coverage.