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Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes
By Tarang Shah (Author), Sheetal Shah (Author)

Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes offers unparalleled insights into the funding and management of companies like YouTube, Zappos, Twitter, Starent, Facebook, and Groupon. The venture capitalists profiled—among the best in the business—also reveal how they identify promising markets, products, and entrepreneurs.

Venture Capital, Private Equity, and the Financing of Entrepreneurship
By Josh Lerner (Author), Ann Leamon (Author), Felda Hardymon (Author)

Venture Capital, Private Equity, and the Financing of Entrepreneurship explores the exciting world of active investing and lays out in a clear and readily accessible way their key features, ways of doing business and likely evolution. The book follows the cycle of active investing. Raising funds, considering transactions, structuring and overseeing transactions, and exiting investments are considered in turn. The focus is not just on the U.S. market, but on the increasingly global nature of these activities.

The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies
By Mahendra Ramsinghani (Author)

The definitive guide to demystifying the venture capital business, The Business of Venture Capital covers the entire spectrum of this field, from raising funds and structuring investments to assessing exit pathways. It is the first book of its kind to focus on the four critical pillars of the venture capital business raising the fund, sourcing and structuring investments, creating value as a board member, and finally, leading investments to exits. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, the book provides the necessary breadth and depth, simplifies the jargon, and balances the analytical logic with experiential wisdom. Starting with a Foreword by Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), this important guide includes insights and perspectives from leading experts.

Essentials of Venture Capital (Essentials Series)
By Alexander Haislip (Author)

Essentials of Venture Capital is your guide to understanding how venture capital and technology finance works from the inside out. Author Alexander Haislip easily explains the most complex concepts in venture capital and how the business is evolving to meet modern market needs. He illuminates the opaque industry that drives innovation in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
By Brad Feld (Author), Jason Mendelson (Author), Dick Costolo (Foreword)

As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there really is no definitive guide to venture capital deals. Nobody understands this better than authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. For more than seventeen years, they've been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with Venture Deals, they share their experiences in this field with you.

Valuing Early Stage and Venture Backed Companies
By Neil J. Beaton (Author)

An experiential and practical guide drawn from author and valuation expert Neil Beaton's fifteen years of focused start-up work, Valuing Early Stage and Venture-Backed Companies equips you with a solid foundation of the ins and outs of early stage and venture-backed valuations—no matter what your field.

Venture Capital: Investment Strategies, Structures, and Policies
By Douglas Cumming (Editor)

This reliable resource provides a comprehensive view of venture capital by describing the current state of research and best practices in this arena. Issues addressed include sources of capital-such as angel investment, corporate funds, and government funds-financial contracts and monitoring, and the efficiency implications of VC investment, to name a few.

The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital
By Robert Finkel (Author), David Greising (Author)

In The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital, the pioneers of the industry share the investing and management wisdom they have gained by investing in and transforming their portfolio companies. Based on original interviews conducted by the authors, this book is filled with colorful stories on the subjects that most matter to the high-level investor, such as selecting and working with management, pioneering new markets, adding value through operational improvements, applying private equity principles to non-profits, and much more.

Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms
By Jeffrey Bussgang (Author)

Entrepreneurs who dream of building the next Amazon, Facebook, or Google have the opportunity to take advantage of one of the most powerful economic engines the world has ever known: venture capital. To do that, you need to woo, impress, and persuade venture capitalists to back your endeavor. That task alone is a challenge. But finding and choosing the right investor can be harder still. Even if you manage to get backing, you want your VC to be a partner, not some dictator who will undermine your vision and take control of your life's work.

Maxims, Morals, and Metaphors: A Primer on Venture Capital
By Scott Chou (Author)

As an experienced entrepreneur, technologist, and venture capitalist, Scott Chou brings you on the inside of today s startup world. Maxims, Morals, and Metaphors is a humorous and profound compilation of business metaphors assembled to teach the art of venture capital as outlined in popular textbooks. However, in contrast to the daunting encyclopedic approach taken by many conventional textbooks, this book seeks to provide longer term retention for the average reader through wit and wisdom. Students of venture capital and experienced venture capitalists in search of teaching tools are the target audience for this book. For all practitioners of venture capital, this book is not so much about learning something new as much as it is about bringing best practices to the subconscious level where they can be instantly relied upon for the innumerable snap judgments that are typical of the industry.

Venture Capital Investing: The Complete Handbook for Investing in Private Businesses for Outstanding Profits
By David Gladstone (Author), Laura Gladstone (Author)

In his classic bestseller Venture Capital Handbook, leading venture capitalist David Gladstone showed thousands of companies how to get funding and work with early stage investors. Now, in his revision of the classic, Venture Capital Investing, he looks at venture capital through the eyes of the investor. Gladstone shows all of you VC investors and angels exactly how to weed through scores of business proposals and find the gem that will deliver outstanding returns, especially in these soft economic times. You will learn what to look for in a business proposition; how to assess entrepreneurs and their management teams; how to evaluate financial statements, market niches, competitive environments, and product innovations; how to investigate a business that's already operating; and how to build effective partnerships with existing portfolio companies.

Deal Terms - The Finer Points of Venture Capital Deal Structures, Valuations, Term Sheets, Stock Options and Getting VC Deals Done
By Alex Wilmerding (Author), Aspatore Books Staff (Author), (Author)

Deal Terms is the first ever in-depth look at valuations, preferred stock, stock options and other variables that affect deal structure, written by Alex Wilmerding (a venture capitalist at Boston Capital Ventures and best selling author of Term Sheets & Valuations). Written from a venture capital perspective, however applicable for all types of financings, Deal Terms includes actual term sheets, valuation methodology and analysis, assessment of stock option programs and their impact on valuations and capital structures and other real world documents used by leading venture capitalists and lawyers analyzed from multiple perspectives. A must have book for any executive, entrepreneur, or financial professional, this timeless classic is an unprecedented resource that will help you avoid costly mistakes, understand various structures and terms, and understand wording and language from other deal sheets to help you get deals done.

Term Sheets & Valuations - A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Venture Capital Term Sheets & Valuations
By Alex Wilmerding (Author), Aspatore Books Staff (Author), (Author)

Term Sheets & Valuations is the first ever in-depth look at the nuts and buts of terms sheets and valuations. The book, written by leading venture capitalist Alexander Wilmerding of Boston Capital Ventures, covers topics such What is a Term Sheet, How to Examine a Term Sheet, A Section-by-Section View of a Term Sheet, Valuations, What Every Entrepreneur & Executive Needs to Know About Term Sheets, Valuation Parameters, and East Coast Versus West Coast Rules. In addition, the book includes an actual term sheet from a leading law firm with line by line descriptions of each clause, what can/should be negotiated, and the important points to pay attention to. A must have book for any executive, entrepreneur, or financial professional.

Enterprise and Venture Capital: A Business Builder's and Investor's Handbook
By Christopher Golis (Author), Patrick Mooney (Author), Tom Richardson (Author)

Enterprise and Venture Capital sets out in a straightforward and practical way how to put venture capital to work. It discusses the fundamentals of business building, the sources of venture capital available and the steps involved in obtaining the appropriate financing, including the preparation of a business plan, the choice of a venture capitalist and negotiations with investors. This book includes advice to investors on how to invest venture capital wisely and concludes with three case studies involving venture capital investment and the lessons learned by both investors and entrepreneurs.

A Vision for Venture Capital: Realizing the Promise of Global Venture Capital and Private Equity
By Peter A. Brooke (Author), Daniel Penrice (Contributor)

A Vision for Venture Capital chronicles a distinguished career on the frontiers of international finance during the past half-century. Peter Brooke has been called "the Johnny Appleseed of venture capital" for his role in the industry's spectacular growth-- from a small base in the Northeastern United States in the 1960s, to today's highly visible role in economies all over the world. The key to Brooke's success--and his lasting legacy--is his vision for the industry as an essential element of economic growth and development. At a time when some believe that venture capital's best days are behind it, and private equity has come under harsh criticism in the United States and elsewhere, A Vision for Venture Capital offers a fresh look at why the industry exists and how it can fulfill its potential in the twenty-first century.

How Venture Capital Works [DOWNLOAD: PDF]
By Bob Zider

In this article, Bob Zider, president of the Beta Group, a California-based firm that invests in commercializing new technologies, presents an analysis of present-day venture capitalists and shows why its practitioners have a lot more in common with investment bankers than you might think. The popular mythology surrounding the U.S. venture-capital industry derives from a previous era.

Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook
By Josh Lerner (Author), Felda Hardymon (Author), Ann Leamon (Author)

The private equity and venture capital industry has become a leading pillar of modern investment, growing from $5 billion in 1980 to more than $530 billion in 2006. Yet many of its features remain puzzling even to advanced business students. Whether you are an MBA student, a private equity investor grappling with the industry's changes, or an investor interested in private equity as a potential investment, Venture Capital & Private Equity: A Casebook, Fourth Edition will shed light on the history and workings of this complex area and prepare you for a career in the prestigious and profitable world of venture capital and private equity.

Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation
By Andrew Metrick

This useful guide walks venture capitalists through the principles of finance and the financial models that underlie venture capital decisions. It presents a new unified treatment of investment decision making and mark-to-market valuation. The discussions of risk-return and cost-of-capital calculations have been updated with the latest information. The most current industry data is included to demonstrate large changes in venture capital investments since 1999. The coverage of the real-options methodology has also been streamlined and includes new connections to venture capital valuation. In addition, venture capitalists will find revised information on the reality-check valuation model to allow for greater flexibility in growth assumptions.



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