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Financing innovative companies in USA through venture capital
Stropkaiová, Aneta ; Bič, Josef (advisor) ; Hnát, Pavel (referee)
Silicon Valley and companies grouped around MIT are known as world centres for investor activity for venture capital. These areas with many start-ups and companies participating on R&D are today ranked as regions with highest concentration of innovations in the world and companies such as Apple, Facebook, Microsoft or Google who are based in Silicon Valley, belong among the most innovative and most important companies of our generation. From Windows to FedEx, technologies created within the companies financed by venture capital, changed our world. The purpose of my diploma thesis is identify relationship between venture capital, innovations and economic productivity on example of USA. In first chapter I define the term venture capital, explain how the process of investing venture capital is happening, and which subjects are involved in the process. In second chapter I evaluate the role of venture capital in American economy. I´m also researching in what way venture capital is contributing with creation and development of innovatory companies. In third chapter I apply conclusions of my findings on an example of specific American company, which fulfills two conditions; it is financed by venture capital and has high innovation potential. On practical example I verify the relationship between venture capital, innovations and economic productivity of country.
Science and research as a driving force of Israeli economy
Stropkaiová, Aneta ; Stuchlíková, Zuzana (advisor) ; Machytka, Daniel (referee)
Israel, known as Silicon Wadi, has become the second most important technology center in the world. A small country, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, has become "start-up nation" responsible for helping move mankind forward with technology and science. The aim of the thesis is to find out factors contributing to the success of Israeli technological centers and evaluate the role of research and development in Israeli economy. The thesis consists of three chapters. The first chapter is the theoretical introduction to the economic growth. The second chapter concentrates on factors of economic growth, that influence Israeli economy. The last chapter analyses clasters and start-ups in Israel.

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