Innovation and Venture Capital Law and Policy examines the Australian innovation system, focusing on the broad range of government programs that have been introduced over the years to foster innovation and encourage venture capital investment in entrepreneurial start-up and early stage companies. It discusses the importance of innovation to a country’s economic growth and the critical role that venture capital plays in financing new businesses. The book also looks at the innovation systems in the United States and Israel. Both countries have been selected for comparative purposes as they have highly developed innovation systems and are widely respected as world leaders in venture capital investment.
Innovation and Venture Capital Law and Policy has been written as a scholarly monograph that explores these topics in detail. It is designed to be a practical resource for entrepreneurs running start-up and early stage companies, angels and venture capitalists who invest in such companies, staff engaged in university technology transfer offices, and accountants and lawyers who advise these parties. In addition, the book should also be of use to governments and policymakers that are involved in designing and administering innovation and venture capital programs, as well as to scholars and students studying innovation and venture capital law and policy.