Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur

Author: Dermot Berkery
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071595600
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Get the Funding You Need From Venture Capitalists and Turn Your New Business Proposal into Reality Authoritative and comprehensive, Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur is an all-in-one sourcebook for entrepreneurs seeking venture capital from investors. This expert resource contains an unsurpassed analysis of the venture capital process, together with the guidance and strategies you need to make the best possible deal_and ensure the success of your business. Written by a leading international venture capitalist, this business-building resource explores the basics of the venture capital method, strategies for raising capital, methods of valuing the early-stage venture, and techniques for negotiating the deal. Filled with case studies, charts, and exercises, Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur explains: How to develop a financing map How to determine the amount of capital to raise and what to spend it on How to create a winning business plan How to agree on a term sheet with a venture capitalist How to split the rewards How to allocate control between founders/management and investors

Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur

Author: Dermot Berkery
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071496025
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Have the negotiating edge when getting your new business off the ground Written by Dermot Berkery, an internationally known venture capitalist with Delta Partners, this complete toolbook thoroughly details how venture capitalists arrange the financing for a company; what they look for in a business plan; how they value a business; and how they structure the terms of an agreement. Within its pages, you'll find everything you need to successfully raise new business capital with the most attractive terms possible. Using informative case studies, detailed charts, and term sheet exercises, Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur discusses the basic principles of the venture capital method, strategies for raising capital, methods of valuing the early-stage venture, and proven techniques for negotiating the deal. The author leads you step-by-step through: Developing a Financing Map Getting to the First Stepping Stone Understanding the Unique Cash Flow and Risk Dynamics of Early Stage Ventures Determining the Amount of Capital to Raise and What to Spend It on Learning How Venture Capital Firms Think Creating a Winning Business Plan Funding Early-Stage Companies Agreeing on a Term Sheet with a Venture Capitalist Setting Terms for Splitting the Rewards Allocating Control between Founders/Management and Investors Aligning the Interests of Founders/Management and Investors This invaluable guide also includes term sheet exercises that test your understanding of various financing situations facing companies. In addition, the book features three extensive case studies: the first covering a fictional start-up company used throughout the book, the second offering a stepping stone map, and the third presenting a term sheet used in practice by venture capitalists.

Raising Venture Capital

Author: Rupert Pearce
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470032766
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offering a deep insight into the venture capital deal-making process, Raising Venture Capital also provides valuable introduction to the subject. The book is practical in focus but based on sound academic theory, research and teaching materials gathered over the last 4 years at Tanaka Business School. Part one covers the history of the venture capital industry, shows why entrepreneurs need venture capital finance, and looks at how venture capitals raise and structure their funds. It also covers valuation methods for venture capital investments, and portfolio management. Part two illustrates how successful entrepreneurs raise finance from venture capitals, and gives details on how to approach venture capitals, how to choose the right venture capital firm, and how venture capitals and entrepreneurs work together after the deal is done. Part three gives a blow-by-blow account of the structure of a venture capital deal.

Angel Financing for Entrepreneurs

Author: Susan L. Preston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118047286
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Angel Financing for Entrepreneurs will give you the information you need to understand how angel investors think, as well as how to identify investor expectations, understand the investment analysis process, and prepare for post-investment requirements. Written by Susan Preston, an experienced angel investor, worldwide speaker and consultant on angel financing, and former Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur-in-Residence, this hands-on resource, explains the factors that determine how private equity investors spend their money and what they expect from entrepreneurs. For example: Most venture capitalists do not invest in seed or start-up financing rounds Investors typically require seasoned management, with successful start-up experience Investors are looking for entrepreneurs with passion for their ideas and the willingness to take and apply sound advice Business plans must be well-written with detailed financial projections that extend 3–5 years Investors are looking for a clear path to profitability in the business model Entrepreneurs must have developed a corporate structure that is clean and uncomplicated And much more

Venture Deals

Author: Brad Feld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119259800
Format: PDF, Docs
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Get the inside scoop on what venture capitalists want to see in your startup as you hit the fundraising trail. This is the highly anticipated third edition of the best-selling book which has become the definitive resource for understanding venture capital fundraising. Whether you are an entrepreneur, lawyer, student or just have an interest in the venture capital ecosystem, Venture Deals is for you. The book dives deeply into how deals are constructed, why certain terms matter (and others don’t), and more importantly, what motivates venture capitalists to propose certain outcomes. You’ll see the process of negotiating from the eyes of two seasoned venture capitalists who have over 40 years of investing experience as VCs, LPs, angels, and founders. They will teach you how to develop a fundraising strategy that will be a win for all parties involved. This book is designed to bring transparency to the venture capital funding process and includes such topics as: How to raise money; What terms matter and which ones don’t; How to negotiate a fair deal for everyone; What makes venture capitalists tick, including how they are compensated and motivated; How companies are valued by venture capitalists; How all current structures of funding work, including convertible debt, crowdfunding, pre-sales and other non-traditional methods; How these particular issues change through different stages of financing (seed, early, mid and late); and How to avoid business and legal pitfalls that many entrepreneurs make. And as in the previous editions, this book isn’t just a one-sided opinion from venture capitalists, but also has helpful commentary throughout from a veteran CEO who has raised many rounds of financing from many different investors. If you are ready to learn all the secrets and ins and outs of fundraising, Venture Deals is an essential read.

Raising Capital

Author: Andrew J. Sherman
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 0814417035
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaches how best to finance a business no matter the size, including doing less with more in the early stages, growth financing, and alternatives to traditional financing.

Attracting Investors

Author: Philip Kotler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471682861
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Marketing guru Philip Kotler shows entrepreneurs how to market their companies to investors How can businesses do a better job of attracting capital? The answer: "Marketing!" Marketing expert Philip Kotler teams up with a renowned marketing consultant and an INSEAD professor for this practical, marketing-based approach to raising capital from investors. Based on the premise that entrepreneurs and business owners often don't understand what investors want and how they make their decisions, Attracting Investors offers a larger view of the factors involved, and guides both startup and veteran firms in effectively raising capital. Philip Kotler (Glencoe, IL) is the S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and the author of 35 books. Hermawan Katajaya (Jakarta, Indonesia) runs MarkPlus, the largest marketing consulting firm in Indonesia, and is coauthor with Kotler of several books, including Repositioning Asia and Rethinking Marketing. S. David Young (Fontainebleu, France) is a Professor of Accounting and Control at INSEAD in Fountainebleu, France.

Entrepreneurial Finance Third Edition Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur

Author: Steven Rogers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071824065
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The premier guide to setting up and managing your business’s finances Whatever business you run or plan to launch, Entrepreneurial Finance provides the essential tools and know-how you need to build a sturdy foundation that will support it for many years to come. Entrepreneurial Finance, Third Edition, offers potent methods for keeping firm financial control of your enterprise and insightful tips for avoiding the multitude of financial barriers that may block your entrepreneurial dream. This exciting update covers all the major topics that have made Entrepreneurial Finance the definitive book on the subject--from understanding financial statements and measuring cash flow to making a company profitable, valuing a company, and raising additional debt and equity capital--as well as brand-new, need-to-know information about: Marketing your crowdfunding campaign to finance not only technology companies, but also arts, sciences, biotechnology, and community development organizations Pursuing "intrapreneurship," or the financing of growth within an existing company using a mindset of entrepreneurship The "Entrepreneurship Spectrum," or the many ways to pursue your dreams of running your own company Discovering sources of debt and equity capital for the fast-growing millions of women and minority business owners Entrepreneurial Finance clearly explains the inescapable rules of timeless financial and business principles by using real-world examples and in-depth case studies. It features expert coverage of phantom stock, options, and ratio analysis used for businesses small and large. Packed with powerful financial and business techniques you absolutely need for success today, Entrepreneurial Finance provides the essential tools for building and maintaining steady profitability and business longevity in the most difficult economy in generations. The Definitive Finance Guide for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial Finance is a complete, one-stop resource that provides the information and strategies you need to ensure your business gets up and running--and stays up and running. The successful founder of several companies and one of today's top entrepreneurship educators, Steven Rogers teaches you all the best practices for financially setting up and managing a business. You'll learn everything you need to know about: Business plans -- What they are, what they can do, how to prepare them Financial statements -- How to develop them, how to analyze them Money -- Where and how to find it, techniques for maintaining positive cash flow This new edition brings you fully up to date with important new information on what to do and what to avoid when it comes to crowdsourcing, "intrapreneurship," and debtand equity capital, and it provides case studies of companies that were successfully launched during recessions. Working for yourself will be the toughest job you ever have, but Entrepreneurial Finance makes it easier by giving you a single resource packed with the latest research and step-by-step guidelines for what must be done, how to do it, and what to do when things go wrong.

Venture Capital Investing

Author: David Gladstone
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780131018853
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An in-depth look at how investors can reduce unnecessary risk by assessing business proposals and building partnerships with portfolio companies.