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Venture Deals Audiobook

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

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.
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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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    speedclimb 05-18-16
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    "Every entrepreneur needs to know before funding"

    critical principles to know before getting funding. Great listen but get the hard copy of the book to.

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    "must read for those looking for vc money or ipo"

    for those looking to understand the world of vc financing and ipo's this should be your first stop. it's simple but covers complex topics with ease and will not bore you to death.

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    Bryan CHICAGO, IL, United States 05-12-16
    Bryan CHICAGO, IL, United States 05-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A1 Facts About Raising Capital"

    Exactly what I needed. I'm a product guy and had no idea how to raise capital. Now I speak the same language as the big boys.

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    Ricci Bryan 05-12-16
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    "Great Content & Clarification with Viewpoints from as a VC & Entrepreneur!!"

    Great book with a splash of unexpected humor. Mostly because of the monotone voice you don't expect it but I found it hilarious!! Literally laughing!! I started listening to the audiobook because I was too impatient to wait for my book to arrive. Thankfully it'll arrive on Friday but I spent one day listening to this while I was working. Great content!! Wish I had stumbled upon this over a year ago. But with persistence & continued searching I found what I had been looking for. Finding investors for non-tech companies seems like a black hole and would love more insight. There were a couple of areas where they mentioned would be perceived as red flags by a VC that I would love to bounce off of them to get advice on how to mitigate the perception. The only thing that would be icing on the cake is a visual representation of the stages with common milestones & timeline guides for the process and who you engage, when, etc. They provided their emails so I may reach out to them after all the worst they can say is no and I lose nothing by trying. :)

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    james 04-09-16
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    "Spot on."

    This is a must read for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors. Practical, smart, advice. Thanks guys

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    Tyrone 02-17-16
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    "Great read / listen for building a foundation!"

    The book has opened my mind up to the inner workings of VC'S and the people they answer to. This understanding will go a long way towards successful negotiations into the future. I have already refferd the book to all my entrepreneur friends and I can assure you the information inside is gold especially for those planning on building their own startup. Enjoy, I did!

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    Joseph 12-16-15
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    "Changed the direction of my startup!!"

    This book helped my make WAY better legal decisions with my startup! Walking into meetings is totally different after reading this book. Thank you!!!

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    Massoud 09-29-15
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    "Well worth the money invested"

    Useful book but you need to pause it and rewind some technical explanation if you are not well versed in financial jargon.

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    Diane 09-22-15
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    "A Must for Startups"

    A must for start-ups who need other people's money. Every chapter was well thought of.

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    "If u need $, this is a must program"

    Great info if you need to raise money or if your going to invest in a start up.

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