Great read and great info, conveyed in an easy to understand manner, but at the same time very thorough. Highly recommended!
Love the flow, preps you for the 2nd half with the tactics, tools & whys you'll need, then BAM lays out strategic scenarios assuming you're armed with the right tools. This is great work for prep, communication, and a functional message to help the industry move forward. You can tell these authors want to build better ecosystems with intelligent sophisticated leadership. 5 ef'n Stars!
It met my expectations and beyond
I recommend it to anyone who is looking to invest or ask for VC money
Well, that must be why you're looking at this book.
I was put off for a while by the dorky cover, until I read recommendations in a couple of other places. Don't judge the cover. These guys aren't weird shady business development guru types, they're interesting leaders in startup/early stage financing.
That said, this book is of course not interesting at all unless you're an aspirational/real startup or a venture capitalist. In which case it's still not very interesting, but seems very useful. At least to have an idea what you're in for. And they do try to make it as interesting as possible.
Laid out the venture capital industry quite well and the book was organized in a logical fashion to give sufficient detail for anyone to gain a basic understanding of the common terminology, industry dynamics, and details of how venture capital works. Most of all, I felt like I was getting relatively honest information from the authors. As would expect, the authors did pitch their VC firm periodically throughout the book as they are active venture capitalists, but this was done on a very limited basis and I kind of liked to hear how a venture capital firm marketed themselves and what they thought they specifically brought to the table.
After reading this book I would definitely consider Foundry Group for raising VC capital. Nice Job guys!
The previous questions appear more for a novel, this was not an emotionally engaging book (nor was I expecting it be, nor did I want it to be). Overall quite happy with this audiobook.
Yes, I reference this book all of the time.
It's comprehensive. As a software developer with a start-up, this was the easiest way I found to navigate to get up to speed on raising capital.
This is a book you definitely want to own because you will reference it often.
This book is the ultimate resource for quickly immersing founders in the language of financing rounds from seed to late stage. Easy to listen to and perfectly organized, each chapter builds on the understanding gained from the last.
This was nonfiction
Yes I could not get enough of this book and listened in one day on the faster speed
Not just a general overview, this book is textbook specific with just enough humor to never be tiring. I loved the quick read and loved the clear explanations. Especially helpful are all the sections named "entrepreneur perspective." Never stating the obvious, you will learn lots right from chapter one and with great tricks and tips even if you are a seasoned professional (and I have been an accountant 30 years and still learned so much!) Thank you for this book!
I've worked in the financial services industry for almost a decade and have focused on later stage investing (i.e. not venture capital). Despite not being a venture capitalist, the book was very helpful and relevant to my profession. The structures and provisions that Brad and Jason simplify are applicable well beyond venture and perhaps outside of finance altogether.
I got through the book very quickly on my daily commute to work and thought that it was excellent.
I recommended it to the junior investment professionals at my firm as well as to those outside of finance.
Overall, great book!
Life is a beach!
I am generally interested in business topics and usually enjoy them, but I just couldn't get past the first chapter of this one and I returned it. Just too plain and uninteresting.