The Money of Invention: How Venture Capital Creates New Wealth Paul A. Gompers, Josh Lerner This volume provides a meaningful framework for understanding the relationship between venture capital and entrepreneurial success. It helps readers spot the real limitations of and challenges facing venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and individuals or institutions who want to play either role in the venture game. The authors give the background to why venture capital has exploded as an industry by explaining how venture capitalism drives - and has always driven - innovation, economic growth and job creation beyond high technology and industrialized countries.