Presents the strategic dilemmas by a foreign venture capital (VC) company with more than a decade, faced with cross-border investments in Asia – with a special focus on China. Is in 2006-07 time frame as the investment environment in China triggered by an accelerated flow of capital, the question arises as WI Harper should best utilize their regional expertise before raising its next fund. Other dilemmas faced by the company are: Revaluation its approach to cross-border investme … Read more »

Presents the strategic dilemmas by a foreign venture capital (VC) company with more than a decade, faced with cross-border investments in Asia – with a special focus on China. Is in 2006-07 time frame as the investment environment in China triggered by an accelerated flow of capital, the question arises as WI Harper should best utilize their regional expertise before raising its next fund. Faced other dilemmas of the company are: Revaluation its approach to cross-border investments, maintains its investment principles and dealing with the growing pains of evolving from an informally managed regional funds to a blue-chip, organ-backed Global Fund. Most importantly, WI Harper uses Chinese presence to show the effects of a heated environment for investment on an established VC firm what is given for a balanced discussion of the strategic alternatives an increasingly global investment environment.
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George Foster,
Patrick Arippol
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
33 pages.
Release date: 06 June 2007. Prod #: E257-PDF-ENG
WI Harper – Strategic Crossroads HBR case solution

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