• Venture Deals, 4th Edition

  • Be Smarter than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
  • By: Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson
  • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (303 ratings)

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By: Brad Feld,Jason Mendelson
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2019 Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson (P)2019 Gildan Media

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Must read for entrepreneurs trying to raise fund

You probably should get the actual book though because there are examples of term sheets that you want to have in written format

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Great guide through venture deals

Amazing and comprehensive guide for those who are in the path off venture capitalist deals

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I did not like

Boring, not good, I would not recommend, this is not the book that made me feel great while listening.

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great book

I learned a lot about getting funded and what happens when a startup gets funded by listening to this book.

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Currently raising and this has been extremely helpful! No fluff but also not too heavy!

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Hugely detailed

Hugely detailed book on practically everything you need to know about venture capital and raising money through debt or equity.

The book is written from the perspective of what’s best for an entrepreneur/founder but it’s equally useful for potential start-up employees and angel investors, though there are some sections you can easily skip.

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  • 12-23-21

A must read for founders

Just read (listened) for the third time to refresh as my class heads into fundraising mode. Wish I had this when I raised my first rounds…

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Excellent content, not to be passively read

Venture Deals is an excellent introduction into the world of venture financing that was meant for those actually getting involved in venture financing. I found the quality of the information to be excellent, though occasionally difficult to process in its audio form without having personal experience with financing. If someone wants to truly understand the information present, they might need to read it several times, or at the least have a physical copy of the book to accompany the listen. Nevertheless, excellent read for anyone in the industry or who is just curious!

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Great

Very dense and focused but covers all needed topics for founders and people new to the world of Venture Capital.

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The best book for those new to venture capital, especially the entrepreneur.

The book was outstanding, easy to understand, and full of real life examples. I highly recommend it for any entrepreneur, even those with previous venture capital experience.

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  • Selby
  • 09-24-22

The founders guide to fundraising

A one stop shop for all your fundraising needs - questions, top tips and deal side war stories to boot! This book is a treasure trove of wisdom about how to raise funds along your growth journey.

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  • 04-13-21

Valuable but sometimes boring

An abundance of practically useful information for entrepreneurs. As a would-be startuper I found it also enlightening on how Venture Capitalists market in general works.

On the downside, sometimes the “plot” is a bit boring, the terms are often expressed in legal terms as if you were reading the term sheet itself.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-25-20

beautiful book

every narration was good, learnt so much. would highly recommend this to anyone who is starting out as an entrepreneur