The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies

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Wiley, Sep 9, 2011 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
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The definitive guide demystifying the venture capital business
The Business of Venture Capital covers the entire spectrum of a venture capital business, from raising venture funds to structuring investments, value creation as board member and assessing exit pathways. Author Mahendra Ramsinghani covers the distinct aspects of the venture capital fund raising and investment process with insights and perspectives from leading experts. Interviewees include Limited Partners (LPs) such as Credit Suisse, Grove Street Advisors and General Partners (GPs) from Foundry Group, Spark Capital, Benchmark Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. If you're curious about venture capital businesses, you've found the only book that covers it all.
- The first book to address the full investment cycle of the venture capital business
- Demystifies the key aspects of the business - raising venture funds, fund-level due diligence and fund terms, structuring investments, value creation, and exits
- Foreword by Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association
- Benefit from the experiences of the best-in-class practitioners, who have made investments in leading companies like Zynga, Twitter & Foursquare
- Describes how venture capital is an art as well as a science
In-depth and thorough, The Business of Venture Capital is the one book that includes insights, tools and real world examples every practitioner can benefit from.

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After reading the Business of Venture Capital, all I can say is - "This is the best book on Private Equity, I have ever read" The author has an amazing and very involving style of writing, and ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

MAHENDRA RAMSINGHANI manages Invest Detroit's First Step Fund, a seed and early stage fund with investments in over twenty-five start-ups. He led the development and launch of legislation for two fund-of-fund programs for the state of Michigan. The author has over fifteen years of experience with development of early stage companies and venture investments in the United States, Singapore, and India.

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