Real venture capital: building international businesses

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Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 225 pages
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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RICHARD THOMPSON is a Cambridge science graduate who subsequently qualified in both chartered engineering and management consultancy. He has been the co-founder and chairman of several successful venture capital firms over a thirty-year span and is still active in the sector. He has a wide experience of international business.

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