Venture Capital: The Definitive Guide for Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Practitioners

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Joel Cardis
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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How to attract the venture capital needed to grow any business
Venture Capital teaches entrepreneurs and small business owners everything they need to know about finding the venture capital they need to grow their businesses. Based, in large part, upon in-depth interviews with major players in the venture capital arena--including money managers as well as entrepreneurs who have dealt with them successfully--it provides powerful pointers on how to make a business attractive to venture capitalists, how to protect yourself in negotiating an agreement, how to manage a relationship with venture capitalists once a deal is signed, and much more. Perhaps most importantly, the reader learns what makes venture capitalists tick and sees things through a venture capitalist's eyes.
Joel Cardis, Esq. (Blue Bell, PA), consults both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses on an array of venture and start-up issues. Hildy Richelson, PhD (Scarsdale, NY), is President of the Scarsdale Investment Group, Ltd.
  

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Contents

Chapter
3
Will Venture Capitalists Take Advantage of Me?
11
Chapter
12
THE MARKET RISK
18
Chapter 4
31
Accountants and Lawyers
44
Chapter 6
60
Chapter 7
83
Sources of Funding and Uses of Proceeds
145
Nondisclosure Agreements NDAs
160
PRESENTING TO
163
Half com
169
Dress Rehearsals
183
Choosing a Good Lawyer
189
Understanding and Negotiating the Key Elements of
196
Chapter 14
207

How Proprietary Is Your Technology?
92
The Burn Rate
98
Scalability and Its Costs
105
Part II
111
Methods of Valuation
119
When Should You Discuss Valuation?
125
Chapter 10
132
Evaluating the Technology Risk
215
Epilogue
222
Appendix
234
Appendix D
247
Appendix
262
Appendix
299
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JOEL CARDIS, Esq., is an attorney and consultant with more than two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 executives and small businesses. He is the founder and President of an investment club comprising entrepreneurs and businesspeople.He can be reached at jcardisesq@snip.net

SAM KIRSCHNER, PhD, is an internationally recognized management consultant and psychologist who has served as a director on the boards of both publicly held and private companies. Contact him at skirsch@hotmail.com

STAN RICHELSON serves as a comprehensive financial planner, business advisor, and coach, integrating the fields of investments, law, tax, and accounting to provide solutions to complex problems. He can be reached at stanrichelson@aol.com

JASON KIRSCHNER (jason.kirschner@yale.edu) is a senior at Yale University.

HILDY RICHELSON, PhD, is President of the Scarsdale Investment Group, Ltd. as well as a nationally recognized bond advisor and financial author. Contact her at richelson@aol.com

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