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Investor Decision-Making Study (for colleague)


Thank you for your interest in this unique study on investor decision-making. This scientific study is conducted jointly by the University of Notre Dame and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
The completion of this survey will take approximately 20 minutes and will greatly improve our understanding of venture financing and technology commercialization. All your answers will be kept strictly confidential. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can print the questionnaire and complete it offline, or schedule an appointment to complete this study by phone.

In return for your precious time, we are happy to offer you:
  1. A report which benchmarks your decision-making compared to other investors
  2. Early access to our scientific study which highlights investor decision-making insights by country, investor type, industry and financial performance
  3. Public recognition (upon request only) of you and/or your organization's support through a press release published on our website.

The goal of this study is to understand which venture attributes are most important in your decision-making. Once again, your submitted responses will be kept strictly confidential. Our goal is to use anonymized responses for a research study that will be submitted to the top empirical, peer-reviewed journals in our field.

We are extremely grateful for your support and look forward to sharing our research results with you.

Thank you, in advance, for your precious time.


*Nettra Pan, PhD Researcher,
Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization (ENTC), EPFL
Professor Marc Gruber, Chair, ENTC; Vice President for Innovation, EPFL
Professor Dean Shepherd, Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurship, Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame University

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Route Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Photo Credit: EPFL Mediacom

*Corresponding author: Nettra Pan | | +41 79 132 89 88 | +41 21 693 00 84

We welcome your input and inquiries.
Please address any inquiries to, with the subject line: SURVEY PARTICIPANT QUERY, to ensure your email is addressed.

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