Policy Brief

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group Brief: Does Venture Capital Have a Public Purpose Responsibility for Tech Startups?

| Feb. 19, 2019

Spring 2019 Session 2

The Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group, hosted by former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Director Ash Carter and Harvard SEAS Dean Frank Doyle, convened its second session of the spring semester. This session explored private sector investment in emerging technologies and the impact investing practices have on the development of these technologies.  

This pre-session briefing document provides background information on the subject; identifies current controversies, debates, and/or outstanding questions about the subject; poses discussion questions; and recommends relevant readings.

For more information on this publication: Belfer Communications Office
For Academic Citation: Campbell, Maeve and Susan Winterberg. “Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group Brief: Does Venture Capital Have a Public Purpose Responsibility for Tech Startups?.” Policy Brief, February 19, 2019.

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