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Economics: Venture Capital and Private Equity

Your comprehensive station for UCI's economic research content and beyond!


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We now have an Entrepreneurship Research Guide,
built by Sara Heimann, the new Innovation & Entrepreneurship Librarian at the UCI Libraries!

Venture Capital (VC), Private Equity (PE), and Grant Funding


Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: US & Global

Data and research covering the private investment market, including venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions. Information on companies, deals, investors, and funds. Use PitchBook to establish benchmarks, identify and analyze competitors, and search investor details. 

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Preqin: Private Equity Online
Access: UCI

Geography: Global

This resource encompasses all of Preqin's private equity and venture capital databases.  It provides data on all aspects of the asset class, including fund terms and conditions, fundraising, fund managers, institutional investors, fund performance, deals and exits, service providers and more.  The earliest data tends to be back to the 1980's.


S&P Capital IQ
Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: Global

A comprehensive company intelligence database, offering granular financial and capital structure information on millions of companies worldwide, including data and graphs for historic stock prices, searchable SEC filings, mergers & acquisitions activities, and venture capital/private equity data.  


National Venture Capital Association
VC advocacy group, including resources for entrepreneurs and information on the VC industry.  (The UCI Libraries does not have a membership to NVCA.)

Money Tree Report
A quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the U.S.  A collaboration between PWC and the National Venture Capital Association.  It is the definitive source of information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it.
Small Business Administration:  Awards Database
Federal agencies with extramural research and development (R&D) budgets that exceed $100 million are required to allocate approximately 3% of their R&D budget to domestic small businesses with the potential for commercialization or technology transfer.  These grant programs are called:
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 
A database of startup companies that received these grants is searchable by criteria including: state, year, and sponsoring agency (e.g. the National Institutes of Health).  
Each UC Campus offers its own programs and awards to help further the innovation cycle of UC research and entrepreneurship by providing early-stage support and/or funding to researchers, research projects and UC startup ventures and each website typically profiles the local award recipients.  


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