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Venture Capitalists at Work [electronic resource] : How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes / by Tarang Shah, Shital Shah.

Author/Creator:
Shah, Tarang. author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : Apress : Imprint: Apress, 2011.
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Book
1 online resource (498 p.)
Edition:
1st ed. 2011.
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Business.
Management science.
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Business and Management, general. (search)
Language:
English
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Summary:
"This is probably the single most valuable resource for the entrepreneurs aspiring to build successful companies"—Ron Conway, Special Adviser, SV Angel, and investor in Facebook, Google, Twitter, Foursquare, PayPal, Zappos "I highly recommend Venture Capitalists at Work. This book captures the personalities and approaches of a number of leading VC practitioners and displays the heart and soul of the venture capital process, by offering an exclusive window into the voice of the practitioners."—Gus Tai, Trinity Ventures "Venture Capitalists at Work is a foundational pillar in an entrepreneur's understanding and resources. This is a first in terms of the level of detail, quality of discussion, and value to the entrepreneur."—George Zachary, Charles River Ventures and Investor in Twitter Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes offers unparalleled insights into the funding and management of companies like YouTube, Zappos, Twitter, Starent, Facebook, and Groupon. The venture capitalists profiled—among the best in the business—also reveal how they identify promising markets, products, and entrepreneurs. Author Tarang Shah, a venture capital professional himself, interviews rising VC stars, Internet and software investment pioneers, and venture investment thought leaders. You’ll learn firsthand what criteria venture capitalists use to make investments, how they structure deals, the many ways they help the companies they fund, avoidable mistakes they see all too often, the role of luck in a success, and why so many startups fail. Venture Capitalists at Work also contains interviews with those on the receiving end of venture money—entrepreneurs in high-profile startups that went on to achieve great success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an aspiring VC, an M&A professional, or an ambitious student, the knowledge you will gain from Venture Capitalists at Work could provide a significant shortcut to success. Other books in the Apress At Work Series: Coders at Work, Seibel, 978-1-4302-1948-4 CIOs at Work, Yourdon, 978-1-4302-3554-5 CTOs at Work, Donaldson, Seigel, & Donaldson, 978-1-4302-3593-4 Founders at Work, Livingston, 978-1-4302-1078-8 European Founders at Work, Santos, 978-1-4302-3906-2 Women Leaders at Work, Ghaffari, 978-1-4302-3729-7 Advertisers at Work, Tuten, 978-1-4302-3828-7 Gamers at Work, Ramsay. 978-1-4302-3351-0.
Contents:
Preliminary; Roelof BothaSequoia Capital: YouTube, Xoom, Green Dot, Dropbox, AdMob; Mike MaplesFLOODGATE Fund: Twitter, Chegg, Digg, Demandforce, ngmoco:), SolarWinds, ModCloth; George ZacharyCharles River Ventures: Twitter, Yammer, Millennial Media, Jambool, Scribd, Metaplace; Sean DaltonHighland Capital Partners: Starent Networks, Altiga Networks, Telica, PA Semi; Alex MehrZoosk; Howard MorganIdealab: Overture/GoTo, Citysearch, eToys, Snap First Round Capital: Mint, myYearbook; Tim DraperDFJ: Baidu, Skype, Overture, Hotmail, Parametric Technologies, Focus Media, AdMob; Osman RashidChegg
Harry WellerNEA: Groupon, OpowerDavid CowanBessemer Venture Partners: LinkedIn, Smule, Zoosk; Michael BirchBebo, Birthday Alarm; Mitchell KertzmanHummer Winblad Venture Partners; Scott SandellNEA: Salesforce, WebEx, Bloom Energy; Gus TaiTrinity Ventures: Blue Nile, Photobucket, Modulus, zulily, Trion Worlds; Steven DietzGRP Partners: DealerTrack, TrueCar, Bill Me Later, Koral, UGO Entertainment; Paul ScanlanMobiTV; Ann WinbladHummer Winblad Venture Partners: Hyperion, The Knot, Dean & Deluca, Net Perceptions; Jim GoetzSequoia Capital: AdMob
Roger LeeBattery Ventures: Groupon, Angie's List, TrialPayKen HoweryFounders Fund: PayPal, Facebook, SpaceX, ZocDoc; Alfred LinSequoia Capital: Zappos; Kevin HartzXoom, Eventbrite; Eric HippeauLerer Ventures SoftBank Capital: The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, Danger; David LeeSV Angel: Twitter, Foursquare, Flipboard, Dropbox, AirBnB; Ted AlexanderMission Ventures: MaxLinear, RockeTalk, Enevate; Robert KibbleMission Ventures: Greenplum, Shopzilla, Sandpiper Networks; Rajiv LaroiaFlarion Technologies
Jim Boettcher and Kevin McQuillanFocus Ventures: PCH International, Starent, Pure Digital, PA Semi, Aruba Networks, Financial Engines, Centrality, DATAllegroMike HodgesATA Ventures: Tellium, Zoosk, Biometric Imaging; Alan PatricofGreycroft Partners: Apple, AOL, Office Depot, Audible, The Huffington Post; Ben ElowitzBlue Nile, Wetpaint; Vish MishraClearstone Venture Partners: PayPal, Overture, Cetas, Mimosa, Ankeena, Kazeon; Rich WongAccel Partners: Angry Birds, Atlassian, AdMob, 3LM; Randy KomisarKleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: LucasArts, WebTV, TiVO, Pinger, Transphorm
Peter WagnerAccel Partners: Fusion-io, Opower, ArrowPoint Communications, Riverbed Technology, Redback NetworksBack matter
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Shah, Shital. author., Author,
ISBN:
1-280-39241-X
9786613570338
1-4302-3838-0
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-1-4302-3838-6 doi