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  • Venture Deals, 4th Edition

  • Be Smarter than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
  • By: Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson
  • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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How do venture capital deals come together? This is one of the most frequent questions asked by each generation of new entrepreneurs. Surprisingly, there is little reliable information on the subject. No one understands this better than Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. 

The founders and driving force behind the Foundry Group - a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage information technology companies - Brad and Jason have been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings. Their investments range from small startups to large Series A venture financing rounds. The new edition of Venture Deals continues to show fledgling entrepreneurs the inner-workings of the VC process, from the venture capital term sheet and effective negotiating strategies to the initial seed and the later stages of development.  

Fully updated to reflect the intricacies of startups and entrepreneurship in today's dynamic economic environment, this new edition includes revisions and updates to coverage on negotiating, gender issues, ICO's, and economic terms. New chapters examine legal and procedural considerations relevant to fundraising, bank debt, equity and convertible debt, how to hire an investment banker to sell a company, and more.

©2019 Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson (P)2019 Gildan Media

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  • Max Lee
  • 29-07-2020

Must read for entrepreneurs trying to raise fund

You probably should get the actual book though because there are examples of term sheets that you want to have in written format

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  • Nathan
  • 16-02-2024

Good book but sorta technical

If I was actively fundraising, this would be great. I’m not, and I just wanted to learn more about the process, so it’s a bit technical.

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  • Wayne Lee
  • 01-12-2023

Interesting overview of Venture Deals

Great overview of all deals when you’re raising capital or seeking to be acquired. Some items were even new to me being an experienced deal maker.

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  • Jon
  • 16-06-2023

Informative

I appreciate all the insights into the details of venture deals from angles of all parties. Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-2023

Very informative

If you are so lucky as to make it this far in the startup world it’s a blessing to have guys like these who will spell out the avoidable pitfalls and best practices.

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  • Jojo
  • 14-01-2023

The reader puts me to sleep!

The person on audio reading voice so terrible, I wish there were a way to change the voice.

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  • Y. Pronin
  • 11-12-2022

Excellent

In the money from first to last word. Was recommended by NewChip accelerator. Will be buying print addition as well.

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  • Ricardo D.
  • 17-11-2022

Great guide through venture deals

Amazing and comprehensive guide for those who are in the path off venture capitalist deals

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  • Vinicius Toyohashi
  • 04-11-2022

Not for me

It was not useful for me, I wanted to like this book but I felt like it got too lost in the specifics.

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  • Kwasi
  • 25-10-2022

great book

I learned a lot about getting funded and what happens when a startup gets funded by listening to this book.

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  • Selby
  • 24-09-2022

The founders guide to fundraising

A one stop shop for all your fundraising needs - questions, top tips and deal side war stories to boot! This book is a treasure trove of wisdom about how to raise funds along your growth journey.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-04-2021

Valuable but sometimes boring

An abundance of practically useful information for entrepreneurs. As a would-be startuper I found it also enlightening on how Venture Capitalists market in general works.

On the downside, sometimes the “plot” is a bit boring, the terms are often expressed in legal terms as if you were reading the term sheet itself.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-11-2020

beautiful book

every narration was good, learnt so much. would highly recommend this to anyone who is starting out as an entrepreneur

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