Real venture capital: building international businesses
A principal theme of the book is a plea for "real venture capital," with the venture capitalist adding substantial value to companies and their founders through a wide knowledge of business, in contrast to the purely financial skills required in other sectors of the private equity field, such as leveraged buy-outs.
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Introduction and Rationale
Background and History of Venture Capital
Other Forms of Private Equity
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