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Melvin Goldman Discusses Role of Governments In Building an Environment For Venture Capitalists

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  • Date Added : 4/1/2002
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Melvin Goldman

  • , World Bank
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1946 (Age: 74 years old)
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
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Melvin Goldman is recently retired from his position at the World Bank. He is a Visiting Lecturer in the Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise Program at Cornell University.

Goldman joined the Peace Corp after graduation from college. He taught math and science in Nepal and began a mathematics program with some Nepali colleagues for high school students in various parts of the country. Later, he set up the first private consulting firm in Nepal with some young Americans. The firm is now 27 years old and 100% Nepali.

Goldman then went to Princeton and studied economic development at the Woodrow Wilson School, after which he joined the World Bank. From 1982 to 1985 he was in charge of the office in Colombia and lived there. Then, he worked for 12 years on industrial technology development in various countries, mostly Asian.

He has now retired from the World Bank and has started a venture capital operation with some Indian colleagues to invest in technology companies in India.

Goldman and his wife now live on a vineyard in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master's Degree from Princeton.

What is the government role in building an environment for venture capitalists? Frequently people say the government has no role. Well, you have to have a regulatory environment. For example, like the SEC in the United States, to be sure that insider trading doesn't occur excessively because it's...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses Prerequisites For Venture Capital To Work
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
  • Melvin Goldman
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Video 2 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses Entrepreneurship On the International Level
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
  • Melvin Goldman
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Video 3 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses Role of Governments In Building an Environment For Venture Capitalists
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
  • Melvin Goldman
  • 2 min. 52 sec.
Video 4 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses How Governments Can Promote Technology Development
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
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Video 5 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses Transition In India To Support Better Business Development
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
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Video 6 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses Mistakes Made By VC Frms
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
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Video 7 of 17 Melvin Goldman Shares Example of Mistakes Made By Water Filter Company
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
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Video 8 of 17 Melvin Goldman Shares Example of Mistakes Made By Hotel Software Company
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  • 4/6/2000
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  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 9 of 17 Melvin Goldman Shares Example of Mistakes Made By Flower Industry
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  • 4/6/2000
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  • 1 min. 46 sec.
Video 10 of 17 Melvin Goldman Shares Example of Mistakes Made By Food Producer
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  • 4/6/2000
  • Melvin Goldman
  • 1 min. 54 sec.
Video 11 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses Growth In Indian Software Industry
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
  • Melvin Goldman
  • 2 min. 26 sec.
Video 12 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses Software and Dot Com Companies in India
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
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Video 13 of 17 Melvin Goldman States Bangalore Became Silicon Valley of India
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
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  • 2 min. 30 sec.
Video 14 of 17 Melvin Goldman Shares Thoughts on the VC Market in India
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
  • Melvin Goldman
  • 1 min. 22 sec.
Video 15 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses Changes in the VC Landscape in India
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
  • Melvin Goldman
  • 2 min. 49 sec.
Video 16 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses VC Landscape in Korea and Israel
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 4/6/2000
  • Melvin Goldman
  • 1 min. 57 sec.
Video 17 of 17 Melvin Goldman Discusses Definition of Venture Capital
  • Melvin Goldman - Lecture - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the International Arena
  • 04-06-00
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  • 4 min. 19 sec.

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