Inside Silicon Valley: How the Deals Get Done

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Melbourne Books, 2013 - Computer industry - 160 pages
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Inside the Valley is a must read for entrepreneurs wishing to raise venture capital and anyone with a fascination for the inner workings of Silicon Valley, the epicentre of the dot com world of venture capital.The book relates ‘fly on the wall stories’ from venture capital investment presentations made by entrepreneurs who have successfully raised hundreds of millions of dollars. You will learn the craft of creating an investment pitch deck, how to pitch your business idea and how valuations are determined.The book also gives insights into the entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley and how venture capitalists evaluate start up companies, written by someone who has been both a successful entrepreneur and is now a partner in a venture capital firm. About the AuthorMarc moved to Silicon Valley in 2000 following the acquisition of his Australian online software company. He was a founding shareholder of a Silicon Valley-based pioneering online video metrics firm. After this was acquired he became involved in other successful start ups before becoming a managing partner of Arafura Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, investing in technology start ups. Marc’s previous books include: Successful Ecommerce and The World's Best Online Advertising Campaigns.In Inside Silicon Valley, Marc combines his passion for entrepreneurship, personal experiences and knowledge of raising venture capital.

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Marc Phillips was born in Texas. He has won many awards for his short fiction (including the Fish Prize, the Raymond Carver Editor's Choice and USA Today's Notable Writer of the Year Award, as well as two nominations for the Pushcart Prize). He lives on Galveston Island, Texas. This is his first novel.

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