Talking About Investor Financing, Earnings Growth

January 2000
Financial Executive;Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p57
Academic Journal
This article presents an interview with Financial Executive Institute President Phil Livingston on biotech companies. He says biotechs need more venture capital than most because of the lengthy time for product development. He also says that credibility is key to attract investors so a firm should make conservative earnings projections and then exceed them.


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