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Entrepreneurship is about extraordinary value creation and capture: Daniel Isenberg

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 in Authored, Business Standard, Print

Originally published on Business Standard, August 19 2013 A big challenge is to help entrepreneurs and investors ‘discover’ that it is mutually beneficial to engage, Isenberg tells Ankita Rai You say, ‘Entrepreneurship and the process of betting on it are contrarian in nature’. Does that explain the scarcity of capital for new ventures?  It depends on the environment. In general, however, it does not require much capital to scale in any given market. All the low-income markets that I have seen have sufficient liquidity to support the growth. The bigger challenge is to help entrepreneurs and investors ‘discover’ that it is mutually beneficial to engage. In many cases, the ecosystem (for example, exit or liquidity possibilities for investors) is also limited as to retard the flow of capital to entrepreneurial ventures. The role of the government is to make exits easier. The...

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