Venture Deals

Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

Ranked #6 in Venture Capital, Ranked #42 in Startupsee more rankings.

Get the inside scoop on what venture capitalists want to see in your startup as you hit the fundraising trail.

This is the highly anticipated third edition of the best-selling book which has become the definitive resource for understanding venture capital fundraising. Whether you are an entrepreneur, lawyer, student or just have an interest in the venture capital ecosystem, Venture Deals is for you. The book dives deeply into how deals are constructed, why certain terms matter (and others don't), and more importantly, what motivates venture capitalists to propose...

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Timothy Ferriss Author & EntrepreneurFor the fellow tech nerds among you, here are a few resources for learning about angel investing, founding tech companies, or picking the right startup to work for. (Source)

Danielle Morrill Co-founder/MattermarkRecommends this book

Tracy Osborn When I was fundraising, I probably referred to Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson every single day. So straightforward and easy to read — needed when one is fundraising! (Source)

Auston Bunsen I’m actually a self-taught programmer, so these books have really helped me with practical skills that I could put to use & yield results. The return on investment for these kinds of books is off the charts for me! (Source)

Magda Marcu My career path took many turns over the years, and in the end I think that my core prevailed. As an entrepreneur, one must be a dreamer, a risk-taker, an agent of change and not be afraid of barriers. For young people interested in that, I recommend a few great books recommended to me by the Techstars incubator when my company Sailo went through their program: “Do more faster” “The Lean Startup” “Venture Deals” (Source)

Ola Olusoga Recommended if you're interested in learning more about venture capital and fundraising. (Source)

Erik Cheong eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'theceolibrary_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_5',164,'0','1'])); One of the biggest challenges for startups is fund raising. Learn and know what the investors are thinking and what they looking for. (Source)

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