Venture capital for dummies / by Nicole Gravagna and Peter K. Adams.
- Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
- For dummies
1 online resource (363 p.)
- Small business -- Finance.
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- Secure venture capital? Easy. Getting a business up and running or pushing a brilliant product to the marketplace requires capital. For many entrepreneurs, a lack of start-up capital can be the single biggest roadblock to their dreams of success and fortune. Venture Capital For Dummies takes entrepreneurs step by step through the process of finding and securing venture capital for their own projects. Find and secure venture capital for your businessGet your business up and runningPush a product to the marketplace If you're an entrepreneu
- Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in this Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go From Here; Part I: Getting Started with Venture Capital; Chapter 1: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Venture Capital Basics; Understanding Venture Capital and Venture Capitalists; Choosing the Venture Capital Pathway; From Zero to Venture Capital: Knowing What to Do to Secure Venture Capital; Chapter 2: The Venture Capitalist Mindset; Performing a High-Risk Job: The VC's Role; Understanding How a Venture Capital Fund Works; Taking a Closer Look VC Investments
Looking into Other Kinds of Funds and Venture CompaniesChapter 3: Is Working with a VC Right for You?; Identifying a VC Investible Company; Making the VC Decision; Chapter 4: Alternatives to Venture Capital Funding; Taking on Debt; Raising Money through People You Know; Dancing on the Head of a Pin: Angel Capital; Attracting a Mob: Crowdfunding; Accessing Grants to Fund Your Company; Growing Organically: Bootstrapping; Knowing When Enough Is Enough; Chapter 5: Connecting with Investors Online and Face to Face; Creating an Online Persona for Your Company; Launching a Community Campaign
Online Tools for Real-Life Funding: Investing SitesMaking Contact with Investors; Mum's the Word: Pursuing Non-Disclosure Agreements; Part II: Becoming Attractive to Venture Capitalists; Chapter 6: Positioning Your Company for Funding; Viewing Your Company as a Whole Package; Looking at Business Plan Basics; Highlighting Your Product as a Company Keystone; Paying Attention to Your Promotion Strategy; Devising a Marketing Strategy; Predicting Future Revenue with a Pro Forma; Chapter 7: Cultivating Relationships; Setting the Company's Course: Founders and Those Who Make the Company
Connecting with Outside Firms and PeopleBuilding Relationships with Customers; Creating Relationships with VCs through Networking; Building a Relationship with Your Acquirer; Chapter 8: Providing an Exit Strategy; Understanding the Value of a Good Exit; Checking Out Your Exit Options; Designing Your Exit Strategy; Understanding the Role of Advisors in Your Exit; Creating an Exit Story; Avoiding Mistakes That Can Blow an Exit; Part III: Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Deal Design and Due Diligence; Chapter 9: Structuring Pre-VC Deals; Recognizing the Red Flags
Tallying Your Investors in a Cap TableFundamentals of the Funding Lifecycle; Putting Together the Term Sheet; Comparing Equity and Convertible Debt; Restructuring as You Move from Early Rounds to VC Rounds; Overcoming Pitfalls of Early Deal Structure; Chapter 10: Leading the Risk Conversation; Getting into the Mindset of Venture Investors: Horses and Wolves; Understanding Risk; Tying Risk to Valuation; Exposing Risk: Strategies That Keep You in the Game; Connecting Cash Raises to Risk and Company Success; Chapter 11: Telling Your Valuation Story; Valuing Early-Stage Companies
Using Multiple Valuation Methods
- Includes index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed October 7, 2013).
- Adams, Peter K.
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