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Selected Venture Capital E-Books
Venture Deals by
Call Number: HG4751.F45 2011 (Legal Information Center)
Publication Date: 2011-08-02
An engaging guide to excelling in today's venture capital arena
Beginning in 2005, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, managing directors at Foundry Group, wrote a long series of blog posts describing all the parts of a typical venture capital Term Sheet: a document which outlines key financial and other terms of a proposed investment. Since this time, they've seen the series used as the basis for a number of college courses, and have been thanked by thousands of people who have used the information to gain a better understanding of the venture capital field.
Drawn from the past work Feld and Mendelson have written about in their blog and augmented with newer material, Venture Capital Financings puts this discipline in perspective and lays out the strategies that allow entrepreneurs to excel in their start-up companies. Page by page, this book discusses all facets of the venture capital fundraising process. Along the way, Feld and Mendelson touch on everything from how valuations are set to what externalities venture capitalists face that factor into entrepreneurs' businesses.
- Includes a breakdown analysis of the mechanics of a Term Sheet and the tactics needed to negotiate
- Details the different stages of the venture capital process, from starting a venture and seeing it through to the later stages
- Explores the entire venture capital ecosystem including those who invest in venture capitalist
- Contain standard documents that are used in these transactions
- Written by two highly regarded experts in the world of venture capital
The venture capital arena is a complex and competitive place, but with this book as your guide, you'll discover what it takes to make your way through it.
The Venture Capital Cycle by
Call Number: Books24x7
Publication Date: 2004-11-05
In The Venture Capital Cycle, Paul Gompers and Josh Lerner correct widespread misperceptions about the nature and role of the venture capitalist and provide an accessible and comprehensive overview of the venture capital industry. Bringing together fifteen years of ground-breaking research into the form and function of venture capital firms, they examine the fund-raising, investing, and exit stages of venture capitalists. Three major themes run throughout the process: venture investors confront tremendous information and incentive problems; venture capital processes are inherently interrelated, and a complete understanding of the industry requires a full understanding of the venture cycle; and, unlike most financial markets, the venture capital industry adjusts very slowly to shifts in the demand for and the supply of investment capital.This second edition has been thoroughly revised in light of recent research findings, and includes six new chapters. The first part, on fund-raising, now includes a chapter that examines what determines the level of venture capital fund-raising and how tax policy influences the demand for venture capital. Three new chapters in the second part, on investing, examine what kind of distortions are introduced when the venture capital market goes dramatically up, a question prompted by the 1999-2000 market bubble; demonstrate that the venture capital industry does indeed spur innovation, an important determinant of economic growth; and examine whether and under what circumstances governments can be effective venture capitalists. Two new chapters in the third part, on exiting venture capital investments, discuss whether venture capital firms affiliated with investment-banks are prone to conflicts of interest with public offerings and how lockups on initial public offerings are used to limit conflicts of interest.
Valuation and Dealmaking of Technology-Based Intellectual Property by
Call Number: myilibrary
Publication Date: 2009-08-03
Developers of cutting-edge technologies are confronted with compelling questions years before their technologies even reach the marketplace: To develop or not to develop? To license or not to license? What price will be a true reflection of the product's value from the buyer's and seller's points of view?
In Valuation and Dealmaking of Technology-Based Intellectual Property, author Richard Razgaitis answers these questions and more, offering updated and complete coverage of the issues, methods, and art of valuing and pricing "early-stage" technologies.
This guide presents three core technology commercialization business processes: opportunity Discovery, Valuation, and Dealmaking, or Technology Licensing D-V-D, authoritatively covering topics including: Risk and Reward; Taxonomy of Technology Licensing; Principle Based Valuation Methods (and Tools); Monte Carlo and Real Options as an Advanced Valuation Method; Identifying and Prioritizing Technology Opportunities; Term Sheets and Deal Teams for Negotiation Readiness and Dealmaking. Drawing upon over thirty years of experience in developing technology-based intellectual property, the author thoroughly examines these challenging business processes from a practical, experienced-based perspective. An accompanying Web site, razgaitis.com, provides spreadsheets used in this book and a free trial of the Monte Carlo software to allow you to run your own simulations. Presenting six proven valuation methods as well as a series of case studies showing them in action, Valuation and Dealmaking of Technology-Based Intellectual Property is an essential addition to every technology/R&D manager, M&A dealmaker, and IPlawyer's professional library.