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Publisher's Summary

How do venture capital deals come together? This is one of the most frequent questions asked by each generation of new entrepreneurs. Surprisingly, there is little reliable information on the subject. No one understands this better than Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. 

The founders and driving force behind the Foundry Group - a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage information technology companies - Brad and Jason have been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings. Their investments range from small startups to large Series A venture financing rounds. The new edition of Venture Deals continues to show fledgling entrepreneurs the inner-workings of the VC process, from the venture capital term sheet and effective negotiating strategies to the initial seed and the later stages of development.  

Fully updated to reflect the intricacies of startups and entrepreneurship in today's dynamic economic environment, this new edition includes revisions and updates to coverage on negotiating, gender issues, ICO's, and economic terms. New chapters examine legal and procedural considerations relevant to fundraising, bank debt, equity and convertible debt, how to hire an investment banker to sell a company, and more.

©2019 Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson (P)2019 Gildan Media

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Must read for any VC

Extremely useful crash course into the venture industry. Should be required reading for every new VC

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Very informative and detailed book for entrepreneur and VC or anyone interested in the topic. Only downside, I would have preferred to get a physical copy instead since there are some calculations that doesn't translate will in audio.

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Awesome narrative help for entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, I found this book incredibly helpful throughout the entire process fundraising, thank you Brad and Jason. The ROI time vs Mistakes it’s huge. HS.

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Must read for entrepreneurs trying to raise fund

You probably should get the actual book though because there are examples of term sheets that you want to have in written format

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Must read

It’s full of essential information if you are dealing with VCs in any way, shape or form. A hard copy would be useful for reference, though

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A must read/listen for anyone thinking about venture financing

Hands down the best, most useful, and actionable business book I’ve ever read that wasn’t assigned reading during an MBA, although I’m sure some MBA Programs make this required reading now (if not they should). Do yourself a favor. Read this if you’re thinking about financing for your startup.

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Great book

This book is good and it has help me map the path ahead. It is very helpful even though it is based on the US type of businesses. Thank you to the Authors and Amazon. Great work.

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Fantastic knowledge

This book is packed with information that saves an entrepreneur both time and money. The lingo is complex. However, the book is well structured with simple breakdown of definition. I wish I learned venture deals 10+ years ago. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about VC deals.

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beautiful book

every narration was good, learnt so much. would highly recommend this to anyone who is starting out as an entrepreneur