Social Science Research Network Cites North Carolina Advisor Thomas Vass For Global Top 10 Article in Three Venture Capital Network Categories

Top Quote one reason the rate of economic growth in America has been so puny since 2008 is related to a flaw in the venture capital funding model. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) June 16, 2015 - The Social Science Research Network (SSRN), the world's largest repository of scholarly economic articles, with over 280,000 authors and more than 1.7 million users, cited a recent article by Thomas Vass as one of the most widely read in the world in three of SSRN's specialized research networks related to venture capital.

    In the notification to Vass, Michael C. Jensen, the Chairman of Social Science Research Network, said, "Your paper, "THE RELATIVE INSIGNIFICANCE OF ANGEL/VC INVESTING IN AMERICA: AN UNEXCEPTIONAL BUSINESS MODEL FOR PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for:
    ERPN: Angel Investing (Sub-Topic),
    ERPN: Investors (Topic) and
    ERPN Venture Capital (Sub-Topic).

    The abstract for the article is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2607579.

    "I appreciate the SSRN platform to publish my work," said Vass, who has been writing about the intersection of regional capital markets and economic growth since 1979.

    "I wrote the article in response to an article that was critical of the new crowdfunding method," he explained. "Crowdfunding has only been around for a short period of time, and traditional sources of capital are taking pot-shots at the new kid in town."

    "There are solid theoretical reasons why crowdfunding will stimulate regional economic growth better than traditional venture capital sources of funding." he added.

    About Thomas E. Vass.
    Vass is currently ranked in the global top 1.5% of 280,065 economists who publish on the SSRN platform. He is a registered investment advisor, and provides advice to technology executives on managing and marketing both the new Reg D and new Reg A crowdfunding private offerings.

    tvass ( @ ) privatecapitalmarket dot com

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