Patrícia Becsky-Nagy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Debrecen Faculty of Economics Institute of Accounting and Finance Department of Finance, 4002 Debrecen, Pf. 400., Hungary, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract

The current article focuses on the special aspects of venture capital’s value creation methods, summarizing the author’s researches in this field. This article puts special emphasis on the scrutiny of the Hungarian market as the value creation practices on the domestic market have not been revealed thoroughly in the literature yet. The article attempts to examine the performance of venture capital, especially the JEREMIE funds, according to the limited available secondary data of the companies involved, which helps to assess the role of the government in bridging the financial gap and solving the problems in the venture capital market in Hungary. In this field reliable statistical data is not available, but there is an ongoing primer research led by the author, producing new information soon. The article presents the special investment and value creating methods of venture capitalists. In the first part of the article the theoretical background is presented, and in the second part of the article the author’s research results are demonstrated following the same order.