Raising Venture Capital
Offering a deep insight into the venture capital deal-making process, Raising Venture Capital also provides valuable introduction to the subject. The book is practical in focus but based on sound academic theory, research and teaching materials gathered over the last 4 years at Tanaka Business School.
Part one covers the history of the venture capital industry, shows why entrepreneurs need venture capital finance, and looks at how venture capitals raise and structure their funds. It also covers valuation methods for venture capital investments, and portfolio management.
Part two illustrates how successful entrepreneurs raise finance from venture capitals, and gives details on how to approach venture capitals, how to choose the right venture capital firm, and how venture capitals and entrepreneurs work together after the deal is done.
Part three gives a blow-by-blow account of the structure of a venture capital deal.
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1 Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists
2 Other Peoples Money
3 The Limited Partnership
4 The Competitive Environment
5 The VCs Investment Model
Part II Accessing Venture Capital
6 Introduction to Part II
7 Is Venture Capital the Right Option?
13 Business Valuation
14 Investment Structure
16 Investment Milestones
17 Corporate Governance
18 Equity Participation
19 Share Incentives
20 Share Vesting
8 Choosing a VC Firm
9 The Entry Point
10 The Investment Process
11 Preparing for the Investment Process
Part III The VC Term Sheet
12 Introduction to Term Sheets