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Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (416 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jason Mendelson Narrator: Sean Pratt Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there really is no definitive guide to venture capital deals. Nobody understands this better than authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. For more than seventeen years, they've been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with Venture Deals, they share their experiences in this field with you.

Inspired by a series of blog posts - created by the authors after a particularly challenging deal - this reliable resource demystifies the venture capital financing process and helps you gain a practical perspective of this dynamic discipline.

Whether you're an experienced or aspiring entrepreneur, venture capitalist, or lawyer who partakes in these particular types of deals, you can benefit from the insights found throughout this book. Engaging and informative, Venture Deals skillfully outlines the essential elements of the venture capital term sheet - from terms related to economics to terms related to control. Feld and Mendelson strive to give a balanced view of the particular terms along with the strategies to getting to a fair deal. In addition to examining the nuts and bolts of the term sheet, Venture Deals also introduces you to the various participants in the process, discusses how fundraising works, reveals how VC firms operate, and describes how to apply different negotiating tactics to your deals. You'll also gain valuable insights into several common legal issues most startups face and, as a bonus, discover what a typical letter of intent to acquire your company looks like.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Andrei Taraschuk | 2/15/2014

    " A must read for every entrepreneur. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Cristobal | 2/14/2014

    " The start-up life isn't for everyone. It is a strange path that in which most of the time you feel like your failing, and it is only usually only at the end that you feel vindication for all the hard work. Most of all, as collegiate and tribal as startups are, it is a very lonely road where its hard to find people that you can discuss your angst with and can share the context. That is why books like this one ought to be treasured: it is straight and pragmatic talk about all the milestones you'll hit in your journey if you're lucky enough to come out on top. If you are crazy enough to still think a start-up is the way to go, consider this as good a "consigliere" as you'll find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Andrés Umaña | 2/13/2014

    " This is a very good book for someone creating a startup and looking for funding, even if not in the US. It is simple and short, so don't expect to become an expert, but precisely because of this it is a very good introduction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Ryan | 2/10/2014

    " There's not another book available that covers the subject matter in such an approachable matter. "

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About the Author

Jason Mendelson has over a decade of experience in the venture capital and technology industries in a multitude of investing, operational, and engineering roles. Prior to cofounding FoundryGroup, he was a managing director and general counsel for Mobius Venture Capital, where he also acted as its chief administrative partner. He is the coauthor, with Brad Feld, of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist.

About the Narrator

Sean Pratt has been a working professional actor in the theater, film, TV, and voice-overs for twenty-five years. He has been an audiobook narrator for seventeen years, has recorded over seven hundred books in almost every genre, and has received more than half a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and several Audie Award nominations.