The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies

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Wiley, Sep 9, 2011 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
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The definitive guide demystifying the venture capitalbusinessThe Business of Venture Capital covers the entire spectrum of aventure capital business, from raising venture funds to structuringinvestments, value creation as board member and assessing exitpathways. Author Mahendra Ramsinghani covers the distinct aspectsof the venture capital fund raising and investment process withinsights and perspectives from leading experts. Intervieweesinclude Limited Partners (LPs) such as Credit Suisse, Grove StreetAdvisors and General Partners (GPs) from Foundry Group, SparkCapital, Benchmark Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, ShastaVentures and Bessemer Venture Partners. If you're curiousabout venture capital businesses, you've found the only bookthat covers it all.- The first book to address the full investment cycle of theventure capital business- Demystifies the key aspects of the business - raisingventure funds, fund-level due diligence and fund terms, structuringinvestments, value creation, and exits- Foreword by Mark Heesen, President, National VentureCapital Association- Benefit from the experiences of the best-in-classpractitioners, who have made investments in leading companies likeZynga, Twitter & Foursquare- Describes how venture capital is an art as well as ascienceIn-depth and thorough, The Business of Venture Capital is the onebook that includes insights, tools and real world examples everypractitioner can benefit from.

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MAHENDRA RAMSINGHANI manages Invest Detroit's First Step Fund, a seed and early stage fund with investments in over twenty-five start-ups. He led the development and launch of legislation for two fund-of-fund programs for the state of Michigan. The author has over fifteen years of experience with development of early stage companies and venture investments in the United States, Singapore, and India.

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