Intellectual Properties and Debt Finance for Startups

  • Takashi ShimizuEmail author
Part of the Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation book series (PLBI)


This paper is an attempt to answer whether we can utilize intellectual properties for the financing of startups and why that is so. In order to tackle these questions, we conducted a questionnaire survey for startups and fund providers in Japan. Based on the results of this survey, we will examine how intellectual properties are actually used for their financing and why they are used in such a way.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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