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Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes

Tarang Shah

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ISBN 10: 1430238372 / ISBN 13: 9781430238379
Published by Apress, 2011
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Title: Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs ...

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st ed. - may be Reissue.

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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. Author Tarang Shah, a former venture capitalist himself, interviews rising VC stars, Internet and software investment pioneers, and venture investment thought leaders. You'll learn firsthand what criteria venture capitalists use to make investments, how they structure deals, the many ways they help the companies they fund, avoidable mistakes they see all too often, the role of luck in a success, and why so many startups fail. Venture Capitalists at Work also contains interviews with those on the receiving end of venture money entrepreneurs in high-profile startups that went on to achieve great success. Whether you're an entrepreneur, an aspiring VC, an M&A professional, or an ambitious student, the knowledge you will gain from Venture Capitalists at Work could provide a significant shortcut to success. What you'll learn How venture capitalists identify promising markets, entrepreneurs, and companies What venture capitalists are looking for in entrepreneurs and business plans How to build an "A" team and a culture of success Successful relationship dynamics between entrepreneur and investors When to slow down, ramp up, and scale companies Knowing when to sell a business, keep growing, or shut it down Why startups fail Common entrepreneurial mistakes you can avoid Who this book is for This book is a must-read for entrepreneurs and venture capital/private equity investors. It's also for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in emerging markets who want to apply to homegrown ventures the Silicon Valley model of building billion-dollar startups. Corporate executive

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"Book contains a series of structured interviews with 35 well-known venture capitalists ... asking each venture capitalist similar questions about what attracts them to a potential venture. ... a revealing account of how venture capitalists think. ... A really compelling work from the investor's perspective. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate students through professionals." (J. J. Janney, Choice, Vol. 49 (10), June, 2012)

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