Philanthropic Venture Capitalists’ Post-Investment Involvement with Portfolio Social Enterprises: What Do They Actually Do?

  • Mariarosa Scarlata
  • Luisa Alemany
Part of the Advances in Business Ethics Research book series (ABER, volume 3)


This chapter presents results from an empirical study concerning post-investment value-added services provided by philanthropic venture capitalists to their backed social enterprises. Results show that the most important activity consists in the provision of strategic advice for organizational development. Philanthropic venture capitalists act as advisors and mentors of social entrepreneurs. Also, findings show how important is facilitating access to future potential funders on the side of the social enterprise.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EntrepreneurshipNewcastle University Business SchoolNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.ESADE Business SchoolUniversitat Ramon LlullBarcelonaSpain

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