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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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    eye opening for a new entrepreneur. the last chapter was where the rubber met the road for me.

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    "Should probably buy the physical book"

    It's a great book, and the audio is solid. But considering there are quite a few numbers tossed around, this book is probably better off read.

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    This narrator's voice puts me to sleep. Not his fault. Just the way it is for me.

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    "Invaluable for a 1st time entrepreneur"
    What made the experience of listening to Venture Deals the most enjoyable?

    Very hands on with real-world examples, analysed from several perspectives including the entrepreneur. However hearing the view of the other parties (VC/lawyer) is what really makes you understand why things are going down the way they are.The whole book strikes me as very honest.


    What about Sean Pratt’s performance did you like?

    You can almost hear how Sean smiles as he captures the sarcastic moments in the book.


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    "Narrator win!"

    This could have been really boring info, but the author and narrator performed in a way that helps the listener learn a lot and have context for a frequently complex situation. Thanks so much!

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    Smiles McCray 12-27-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    "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
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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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