How do venture capital deals come together? This is one of the most frequent questions asked by each generation of new entrepreneurs. Surprisingly, there is little reliable information on the subject. No one understands this better than Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. The founders and driving force behind the Foundry Group—a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage information technology companies—Brad and Jason have been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings. Their investments range from small startups to large Series A venture financing rounds. The new edition of Venture Deals continues to show fledgling entrepreneurs the inner-workings of the VC process, from the venture capital term sheet and effective negotiating strategies to the initial seed and the later stages of development.
Fully updated to reflect the intricacies of startups and entrepreneurship in today's dynamic economic environment, this new edition includes revisions and updates to coverage on negotiating, gender issues, ICO's, and economic terms. New chapters examine legal and procedural considerations relevant to fundraising, bank debt, equity and convertible debt, how to hire an investment banker to sell a company, and more.
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About the Authors
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.
Brad Feld has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty years. Prior to cofounding Foundry Group, a Boulder, Colorado-based early-stage venture capital fund that invests in information technology companies all over the United States, he founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate a number of software companies. He is the coauthor of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist and Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup.
About Barry Abrams
Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN’s In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, he also engineers and calls live webcasts of his son’s ice hockey games.