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Venture Deals Audiobook

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

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Publisher's Summary

As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there really is no definitive guide to venture capital deals. Nobody understands this better than authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. For more than seventeen years, they've been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with Venture Deals, they share their experiences in this field with you.

Inspired by a series of blog posts - created by the authors after a particularly challenging deal - this reliable resource demystifies the venture capital financing process and helps you gain a practical perspective of this dynamic discipline.

Whether you're an experienced or aspiring entrepreneur, venture capitalist, or lawyer who partakes in these particular types of deals, you can benefit from the insights found throughout this book. Engaging and informative, Venture Deals skillfully outlines the essential elements of the venture capital term sheet - from terms related to economics to terms related to control. Feld and Mendelson strive to give a balanced view of the particular terms along with the strategies to getting to a fair deal. In addition to examining the nuts and bolts of the term sheet, Venture Deals also introduces you to the various participants in the process, discusses how fundraising works, reveals how VC firms operate, and describes how to apply different negotiating tactics to your deals. You'll also gain valuable insights into several common legal issues most startups face and, as a bonus, discover what a typical letter of intent to acquire your company looks like.

©2011 Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

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    "Entrepreneurs Must"

    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.

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    Seven 11-15-16
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    "OMG too boring. It was just numbers after numbers"

    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.

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    Carmenelisa Perez-Kudzma 10-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Starting a new company? Listen to this book!"

    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.

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    Alexander Chekan 09-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I wish this book updated "

    The book itself is good, just everything changes fast, so I wish this book updated. Appreciate sense of humor there)

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    Siamak 08-17-16
    Siamak 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "As the author quoted I understood the importance at the end."

    "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.
    Thanks

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    Curt 08-06-16
    Curt 08-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Informative - hang in there through the dry parts -"

    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.

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    Stephanie 08-02-16
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    "As good as a book on VC can be"

    certain parts were a little dry and too opinion versus fact based but overall very insightful.

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    Zaher 07-12-16
    Zaher 07-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent book and narrator"

    Narrator is excellent in delivering this book ad audible; considering the subject complexity. Respect for him

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    Christian S Greece 06-02-16
    Christian S Greece 06-02-16
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    "Great knowledge, MUST for entrepreneurs"

    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.

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    Jared GRIMES, CA, United States 05-20-16
    Jared GRIMES, CA, United States 05-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Informative reference."
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    Very informative, but most of it reads like a reference book. The authors give candid, specific and very usable advice for realistic situations.


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