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As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there really is no definitive guide to venture capital deals. Nobody understands this better than authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. For more than seventeen years, they've been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with Venture Deals, they share their experiences in this field with you.

Inspired by a series of blog posts - created by the authors after a particularly challenging deal - this reliable resource demystifies the venture capital financing process and helps you gain a practical perspective of this dynamic discipline.

Whether you're an experienced or aspiring entrepreneur, venture capitalist, or lawyer who partakes in these particular types of deals, you can benefit from the insights found throughout this book. Engaging and informative, Venture Deals skillfully outlines the essential elements of the venture capital term sheet - from terms related to economics to terms related to control. Feld and Mendelson strive to give a balanced view of the particular terms along with the strategies to getting to a fair deal. In addition to examining the nuts and bolts of the term sheet, Venture Deals also introduces you to the various participants in the process, discusses how fundraising works, reveals how VC firms operate, and describes how to apply different negotiating tactics to your deals. You'll also gain valuable insights into several common legal issues most startups face and, as a bonus, discover what a typical letter of intent to acquire your company looks like.

©2011 Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

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Excellent book, packed with wealth of knowledge

The content of the book is unbelievably awesome. Being the first-time entrepreneur, I learnt a ton of new things that were new (as well as invaluable) to me.

Highly recommend this book to entrepreneurs looking at learning how venture deals actually work.

Big high-five to Brad and Jason for their amazing work!

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  • Will
  • 04-02-2015

Useful

For someone who has limited (no) experience with VC term sheets this was a useful outline of what one can expect, which will no doubt stop me looking like a complete fool when the time comes for a deal

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  • Mr Richard Jelbert
  • 22-03-2017

Excellent book for entrepreneurs!

I found this book really helpful preparing for an up comming round of VC investment in my company. I thought I knew a lot already but I learned a great deal. The audio book version made it easy to dip in while driving.