Successful translational R&D needs equity ownership

12/6/2012 | Forbes

Early-stage translational research and development projects in life sciences are likely to fall flat in the absence of equity ownership in startup companies, writes Atlas Venture partner Bruce Booth. Equity ownership "rewards the successful entrepreneur and binds them together with the academic founders, key advisors, and the broader shareholders," he writes. Equity rewards risk-takers and entrepreneurs, thus encouraging investment, he writes.

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