Inside Secrets to Venture Capital

Author: Brian E. Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 877

The inside story on finding the capital your business needs togrow When it comes to finding capital--and the right investors for yourbusiness--entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Brian Hilland Dee Power spent three years surveying 250 venture capital firmsto find out what venture capitalists look for when putting theirmoney in young businesses. Their results will give you all thetools you need to make smart decisions and avoid pitfalls andunnecessary risks, including: * How to create and present a business plan to investors * Profiles of venture capitalists in action * Enlightening true tales in venture capital * How to organize a quality management team to attractinvestors * The truth about referrals * Tips on valuing your company realistically * Doing due diligence: scams, vultures, and bottom feeders * Negotiating the best terms for you and your business Inside Secrets to Venture Capital will show you what it takes toattract the investors and the money you need to grow. It'severything you need to know to play the venture capital game--andwin . . .

The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital: Inside Secrets From the Leaders in the Startup Game

Author: Andrew Romans

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 532

40 leading venture capitalists come together to teach entrepreneurs how to succeed with their startup The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital is packed with invaluable advice about how to raise angel and venture capital funding, how to build value in a startup, and how to exit a company with maximum value for both founders and investors. It guides entrepreneurs through every step in an entrepreneurial venture from the legalities of raising initial capital to knowing when to change tactics. Andrew Romans is the co-founder and general partner of Rubicon Venture Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in privately held technology companies and enables its investors to co-invest along side the fund on a deal-by-deal basis via innovative sidecar funds right up to IPO or M&A exit. Romans is also the founder and general partner of The Founders Club, a venture capital equity exchange fund and investor in later stage liquidity transactions.

Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Venture Capital and How to Get It

Author: Scott Kupor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 568

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller! What are venture capitalists saying about your startup behind closed doors? And what can you do to influence that conversation? If Silicon Valley is the greatest wealth-generating machine in the world, Sand Hill Road is its humming engine. That's where you'll find the biggest names in venture capital, including famed VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, where lawyer-turned-entrepreneur-turned-VC Scott Kupor serves as managing partner. Whether you're trying to get a new company off the ground or scale an existing business to the next level, you need to understand how VCs think. In Secrets of Sand Hill Road, Kupor explains exactly how VCs decide where and how much to invest, and how entrepreneurs can get the best possible deal and make the most of their relationships with VCs. Kupor explains, for instance: • Why most VCs typically invest in only one startup in a given business category. • Why the skill you need most when raising venture capital is the ability to tell a compelling story. • How to handle a "down round," when startups have to raise funds at a lower valuation than in the previous round. • What to do when VCs get too entangled in the day-to-day operations of the business. • Why you need to build relationships with potential acquirers long before you decide to sell. Filled with Kupor's firsthand experiences, insider advice, and practical takeaways, Secrets of Sand Hill Road is the guide every entrepreneur needs to turn their startup into the next unicorn.

Venture Deals

Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

Author: Brad Feld

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 959

Revised edition of the authors' Venture deals, c2013.

Take the Money and Run! an Insider's Guide to Venture Capital

Author: Gerry Langeler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 865

This book is for entrepreneurs who want to realize their vision, want to build a major enterprise, want to change the world. To win, you need two things: cash and speed. You need to get the money and then run like crazy. To get the money, you may want to raise it from venture capital (VC) firms. But the reality is far fewer than 1 in 100 companies approaching VCs ever get to ""take the money."" So, the first section of this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at how VC firms work, and more importantly how they think. You'll get first-hand insight into what you can do to improve your chances and what to avoid that can doom your hopes. The second section of the book will help you ""run."" It covers almost every segment of start-up operations, from product development to financing to staffing to sales and marketing. Gerry Langeler's 30 years as a successful venture capitalist and entrepreneur who raised money from top VC firms, provides the secrets to help you achieve your dreams.

Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs

Venture Finance Without Venture Capital

Author: Dileep Rao

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 563

Take Control of Your Startup―and Watch it Grow “This book delivers clear thinking for entrepreneurs who want to control their own destiny and grow their business without the need for venture capital.” -Joel Cannon, co-founder and president of Cannon Technologies An analysis of success. Award-winning professor of entrepreneurship Dileep Rao presents readers with a detailed guide to success through his interviews and analysis of billion-dollar entrepreneurs (those who built a venture from startup to more than $1 billion in sales and valuation) and 100 million-dollar entrepreneurs (startup to $100 million). Build your business without venture capital (VC) funding. Rao is here to show entrepreneurs that it is possible to start a business without outside help. He shares how more than 90 percent of America’s billion-dollar entrepreneurs in the VC era (since 1946) avoided or delayed VC, and instead used finance-smart expertise―skills that combine business-smart, capital-smart, and leadership-smart strategies. The right mix of internal and external financing. It takes more than one person to grow a business from the bottom up. But that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice control of the venture in the process. Armed with 23 years of experience as a financer, Rao shows readers how to optimize internal financing so as to attract external financing. By keeping control of the venture, entrepreneurs keep more of the wealth, as well. In Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs learn about: • Pre-financing, financing and post-financing skills and strategies of finance-smart entrepreneurs • The ins and outs of venture finance, applicable to anyone looking to start a business • Tips on increasing capital productivity and attaining financially sustainable entrepreneurship If you’ve enjoyed entrepreneurship-focused titles like The Lean Startup, The $100 Startup, or Venture Deals, then Rao’s Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs is the next book for you.

Attracting Capital From Angels

How Their Money - and Their Experience - Can Help You Build a Successful Company

Author: Brian E. Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 614

"The complexity of business in economically demanding times makes finding constructive angels that much more challenging. The advice and tips in Attracting Capital from Angels are, therefore, invaluable. The wisdom offered here is not just for start-ups or neophytes, but is a well-timed companion to already existing resources and approaches to helping a business in all phases of development. It's also a great manual for people who want to share their knowledge (and invest capital) as an angel. I plan to recommend Attracting Capital from Angels to every entrepreneur I run into in the future who asks for mentoring sources. Great job!" —Bob Bozeman, General Partner, Angel Investors, LP PENNIES FROM HEAVEN This book offers all the information entrepreneurs need for finding elusive angel investors. Comprehensive, eminently readable, and based on the authors' years of experience dealing with venture capital firms, angels, and entrepreneurs, this book covers all the angles on angels: What are angels and what do they want? Different types of angels Pitching and preparing for angels Finding angels Working with angels The future of angel investing Attracting Capital from Angels is the ultimate guide to finding the money your business needs to get on its feet-and make a run at success.

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAL: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game

Author: Andrew Romans

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 879

"With Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital, Andrew Romans has tapped into the collective wisdom of 40 of today's leading VCs and angel investors to answer virtually every question you have about how to get your startup going and keep going. With stories behind the success of Skype, YouTube, Facebook, and many other companies, this one of a kind guide is packed with inside advice you'll find nowhere else. It covers every aspect of an entrepreneurial venture, from beginning to end-how to raise and structure initial angel funding, how to navigate complex syndicates of VC investors, and when and how to change tactics." -- From book jacket.

The Six Secrets of Raising Capital

An Insider's Guide for Entrepreneurs

Author: Bill Fisher

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 315

Based on Bill Fisher’s three-day seminars that regularly sell out all over the world, this book offers the kind of capital-raising street smarts no entrepreneur can do without. As a banker in Silicon Valley in the ‘80s and a businessman who founded a number of successful companies beginning in the ‘90s, Fisher has seen firsthand the kind of rookie mistakes aspiring entrepreneurs make that end up stopping them before they have a chance to get started. Fisher looks at six traditional steps in the capital-raising process and digs beneath the surface to expose subtle but critical aspects of each—knowledge that, until now, could come only with experience. For example, entrepreneurs believe that great business ideas get funded. Not true—just look at the failure rates of venture-backed companies. Great business stories get funded, and all great business stories have a similar construction and shape. And of course the entrepreneur needs an investor, but each investor comes with his or her own personality issues. You need the right match for long-term success, not just whoever is waving the biggest check—a temptation that is easy for cash-strapped entrepreneurs to succumb to. Having this book is like going into your investor meetings with a trusted advisor who knows all the ins and outs of raising capital.

The VC Book

The Venture Capital Book

Author: Bilal Ahmed

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 112

View: 805

Learn the secrets of VC and entrepreneurs In April 2015, I spent a lot of time studying the venture capital industry. Lots of things have changed since 2010 - 2011 when lots of startups were born. Many startups were shut down. In many places, the software methodology old and the engineering teams cannot execute as venture capitalists desired. A battle takes place between VCs and CEOs. Heavy political battles where startups are destroyed because of VCs battling each other. Many lives change, as when the startups shut down, employees lives change as well. Building a startup is not as sexy as it seems. There is blood and there is sweat. But the glory is tasty. VC Disruption - A change takes place where innovation stops. The disruption helps soul search to resolve conflicts between VC and CEOs. Lots of money is available, but only for those that have real business plans and path to execution. The venture capital industry is expanding globally. There are startup accelerators everywhere. China is heavily investing in United States. This book is a tribute to Bhutto family, the true leaders of Islam and Pakistan. I had the opportunity to work with two venture capitalists who initially came to trick me into my startup mytweetmark, but I was able to play along for five weeks and worked very closely with them on twitter, twenty four hours a day. I asked all the important questions and documented them. This book contains all the answers of those questions. The questions were posted on quora and twitter websites, while I was working with the two venture capitalists. Hence, this book is for anyone that is truly passionate about learning how to build a startup, from a venture capitalist's perspective. This book is dedicated to my gurus, Brahmananda, Sivananda, Vishnudevananda, Satchidananda, Rama Krishna, Ramana Mahasri, Father Rose, Auro Bindu, St Germain, Sai Baba, my Soul-mate and guru, Yoginanda, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Tupac, Cheiro, native american elders, Vivekananda, the Mother, and all the great teachers of the world.