The Business of Venture Capital

The Business of Venture Capital
PDF, ePUB
  • eBook:
    The Business of Venture Capital: The Art of Raising a Fund, Structuring Investments, Portfolio Management, and Exits
  • Author:
    Mahendra Ramsinghani
  • Edition:
    3 edition
  • Categories:
  • Data:
    February 3, 2021
  • ISBN:
    1119639689
  • ISBN-13:
    9781119639688
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    544 pages
  • Format:
    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
The new edition of the definitive guide for venture capital practitioners―covers the entire process of venture firm formation & management, fund-raising, portfolio construction, value creation, and exit strategies
Since its initial publication, The Business of Venture Capital has been hailed as the definitive, most comprehensive book on the subject. Now in its third edition, this market-leading text explains the multiple facets of the business of venture capital, from raising venture funds, to structuring investments, to generating consistent returns, to evaluating exit strategies. Author and VC Mahendra Ramsinghani who has invested in startups and venture funds for over a decade, offers best practices from experts on the front lines of this business.
This fully-updated edition includes fresh perspectives on the Softbank effect, career paths for young professionals, case studies and cultural disasters, investment models, epic failures, and more. Readers are guided through each stage of the VC process, supported by a companion website containing tools such as the LP-GP Fund Due Diligence Checklist, the Investment Due Diligence Checklist, an Investment Summary format, and links to white papers and other industry guidelines. Designed for experienced practitioners, angels, devils, and novices alike, this valuable resource:
  • Identifies the key attributes of a VC professional and the arc of an investor’s career
  • Covers the art of raising a venture fund, identifying anchor investors, fund due diligence, negotiating fund investment terms with limited partners, and more
  • Examines the distinct aspects of portfolio construction and value creation
  • Balances technical analyses and real-world insights
  • Features interviews, personal stories, anecdotes, and wisdom from leading venture capitalists
The Business of Venture Capital, Third Edition is a must-read book for anyone seeking to raise a venture fund or pursue a career in venture capital, as well as practicing venture capitalists, angel investors or devils alike, limited partners, attorneys, start-up entrepreneurs, and MBA students. 

Content

Part One - The Making of a VC
1. The Business of Cash and Carry
2. Why Choose a Career in VC
3. Attributes of Successful VCs
4. Welcome to the Land of Ad-Venture
5. Developing Your Investment Career
6. A Business Where Enemies Accumulate
7. Generational Transfer and Succession

Part Two - Raising Your Venture Fund
8. LP Universe
9. LPs of Choice: Fund of Funds
10. How LPs Conduct Fund Due Diligence
11. Defining Your Fund’s Investment Strategy
12. Investment Team Diligence
13. Fund Size and Portfolio Construction
14. Performance Analysis
15. Terms of Fund Investment
16. The Venture Firm’s Ethos, Culture, and Values
17. Raising Your First Fund
18. The Fundraising Roadshow
19. Why LPs Seek First-Time Funds
20. Sourcing Investment Opportunities

Part Three - Building Your Portfolio
21. Due Diligence Cheat Sheet
22. Diligence
23. Management Team Diligence: Assessing the Intangible
24. Market, Product, and Business Model Analysis
25. Terms and Conditions Apply
26. Structure of the Term Sheet
27. Buy Low, Sell High
28. The Closing Process

Part Four - The Art of Value Creation
29. Serving on Boards
30. Board Culture and Orientation
31. Let Me Know How I Can Be Helpful: Value Creation
32. Challenges in the Boardroom

Part Five - Exits: Liquidity Events and Champagne
33. Exit Strategies
34. Acquisitions
35. Initial Public Offering
36. Secondary Sales

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