Peer Selection and Democratizing Entrepreneurship
February 6, 2019 | Grantee Publications | Impact Investments

Entrepreneurs accurately evaluate the future commercial success of their peers, according to research on Village Capital’s innovative investment approach. Using quantitative and qualitative methods applied to more than 1200 entrepreneurs, the research also found that peer selection mitigates against racial and gender bias, while still driving financial performance. The MacArthur-supported research identifies this form of peer-selected investment as a potentially helpful way to support more inclusive early-stage investing.

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