Inside the Minds: The Ways of the VC - VCs from Polaris, Bessemer, Venrock, Mellon Ventures and More on Identifying Opportunities, Assessing Business Models and Establishing Valuations

Inside the Minds: The Ways of the VC - VCs from Polaris, Bessemer, Venrock, Mellon Ventures and More on Identifying Opportunities, Assessing Business Models and Establishing Valuations

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Inside the Minds: The Ways of the VC is the most authoritative book ever written on the essentials behind success within the venture capital world - for VCs and entrepreneurs, alike. This title features Principals, Partners and Directors from some of the nation's leading VC firms, who have each contributed chapters akin to objective, experience-related white papers or essays on the core issues surrounding the VC industry. In an over-arching as well as in-depth presentation of the fundamentals, authors articulate the unspoken rules and the important issues facing any VC, and those important to entrepreneurs, what holds true now and what will into the future. From outlining the ideal business idea to company valuation, from identifying red flags and knowing when to ask the tough questions, this book pulls readers through all facets of venture capital, from beginning to end. The different niches represented and the various perspectives presented enable readers to really get inside the great minds of venture capital and pull practical advice, as the experts go back to basics in a must-read for anyone interested in this ever-evolving industry.Praise for Inside the Minds: "Must have information for business executive." - Alex Wilmerding, Principal, Boston Capital Ventures "Great information for both novices and experts." -Patrick Ennis, Partner, ARCH Venture Parnters

David J. Cowan - Bessemer Venture Partners, General Partner - Key Strategies to Successful Venture Capital Anthony Sun - Venrock Associates, Co-CEO & Managing General Partner - Venture Investing at Venrock Lawrence E. Mock, Jr. - Mellon Ventures, Inc., President & CEO - Choosing the Right Investment Terry McGuire - Polaris Venture Partners, Co-Founder & Managing General Partner - Mastering the Fundamentals of Venture Capital Graham Anderson - EuclidSR Partners, General Partner - On Making Investments and Working with Venture Capitalists Oliver D. Curme - Battery Ventures, General Partner - Venture Capital Today: May You Live in Interesting Times Jonathan Goldstein - TA Associates, Partner - The Making of a Successful Venture Capitalist Mathias Schilling - Bertelsmann Ventures & General Partner, BV Capital, Partner - Strategies, Risks and Opportunities in Venture Capital Praveen Gupta - CDIB Ventures, Partner - Venture Capital-Beginning to End Michael Carusi - Advanced Technology Ventures, General Partner - Successfully Evaluating Opportunities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587622175
Publisher: Aspatore Books
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Series: Inside the Minds Series
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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