The Venture Capital Handbook: Strategies for Successful Private Equity Investment

The Venture Capital Handbook: Strategies for Successful Private Equity Investment

by WilliamD.Bygrave (Author), Michael Hay (Author), JosB.Peeters (Author)


Venture Capital Handbook covers everything you need to know about raising venture capital. Whether you are starting a business, buying a business, or seeking capital to expand an existing business. this book will show you how. You'll learn how to approach the right venture capital firm, and the details you'll need to prepare a winning presentation that will capture the attention of potential venture capitalists. This handbook systematically covers the presentation of the proposal, the meeting and negotiations that follow, the commitment letter that puts the business agreement in writing, the dreaded due dilligence performed by the venture capitalist of your business, the legal closing, the long relationship with the investors, and the exit. Venture Capital Handbook gives you the inside information of what the venture capitalist really wants from you. You'll get advice on how to answer every question the venture capitalist asks. You will learn why some entrepreneurs fail in the process of raising money, while others build their dream business into a financial success. Anyone who wants to be thoroughly prepared for the process of raising venture capital should read this detailed handbook. It is a tremendous resource that will be referred to at every step of the process of finding the money for your business.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 362
Edition: 1
Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall
Published: 26 Oct 1999

ISBN 10: 0273638998
ISBN 13: 9780273638995

Author Bio
David Gladstone one of America's leading venture capital executives, serves as Chairman of Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GLAD). He has more than 25 years of experience making investments in small and medium-sized businesses. Until 2001 he was Chairman of American Capital Strategies, a billion dollar LBO fund. Prior to 1997, Gladstone was Chairman and CEO of Allied Capital, a large venture capital fund, joining that fund when it had only $9 million in capital, and growing it to over $750 million in assets. He is the author of Venture Capital Handbook and Venture Capital Investing (Prentice Hall). Gladstone holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Laura Gladstone, a principal with Gladstone Capital Corporation, has more than 10 years of experience investing and lending to businesses. Prior to joining Gladstone Capital, she was with HSBC as a loan officer and with ING Barings as an analyst. She was also with Allied Capital Corporation.