This book is full, full, full of information you never knew you absolutely need to know if you want to be successful at raising funds as an entrepreneur. And more importantly, how to avoid getting screwed in the process.
No real life stories or references, which I thought it would be. Fell asleep many times listening to this. Too bad, I really wanted to learn, but can't do it sleeping.
this book does an incredible job at demystifying the world of venture capital. It provides a rare insight into how Venture capitalists think, make business decisions, and make money.
"People wished they could read such a book before experiencing the hard way."
That's totally right; the book explained the VC firm, funding game and so many insights not to make mistakes.
The use of BATNA while combined with book "getting to yes", became priceless.
In the early stage of developing the idea, I was full of dreams of grander and butterfly car doors. Although I could not comprehend some of the dry detail, I am grateful to be exposed to the knowledge and terms. Good reality check and good job with dry subject matter-hang in there, it was worth it for me.
This was a very useful book BUT a complimentary pdf with all the examples was necessary. Trying to calculate how much percentage each founder and investor has after 2 rounds of financing and after unique circumstances is challenging without a piece of paper.
Very informative, but most of it reads like a reference book. The authors give candid, specific and very usable advice for realistic situations.