The venture capital industry is relatively new in Egypt and needs to be examined by researchers, scholars, investors, entrepreneurs, multinationals and public organizations. This research introduces to the reader the concept of venture capital and it explores some of its characteristics and functionality. In addition, the study examines the venture capital industry and public venture capital programs in Egypt. After exploring the industry, an assessment of this industry is made in order to identify the challenges and obstacles facing this Industry in Egypt. These challenges are hindering the development and growth of the venture capital industry and public venture programs. Examples of theses challenges are the laws and regulations, investor protection, tax laws, data availability, legal expertise, property rights laws, industry standards, and political and social stability. In conclusion, after assessing the public venture capital industry in Egypt and pinpointing the challenges facing this industry, recommendations and suggestions are addressed to the Egyptian government in order to improve the public venture capital industry in Egypt, such as, changing the laws, and setting clear industry standards. Egypt is going through a very difficult economic phase due to its political instability; therefore, hopefully this research will allow the government to realize the importance of public venture capital programs, and how these programs can benefit the small and medium enterprises and hence the overall economy.


Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Administration

Graduation Date


Submission Date

May 2015

First Advisor

Amin, Khaled

Committee Member 1

Ali, Hamid

Committee Member 2

Abdelhalim, Khaled


77 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Venture capital -- Egypt -- 21st century.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Investments -- Egypt -- 21st century.


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