The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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Review: 'Venture Deals' by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson

"Do I need to get funding for my business?" and "How do I raise venture capital funding?" are two very common questions for entrepreneurs. Fortunately, there's an excellent all-in-one resource that explains the ins-and-outs of the entire funding process.

Venture Deals is a comprehensive guide to what goes into a venture capital deal. Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson are highly respected venture capitalists with very strong track records, and they expertly cover every part of the "term sheet," the contract VCs use when funding entrepreneurs.

You'll learn how VC firms work, legal issues involved with funding, and how to set your business up for future acquisition. Along the way, you'll learn how to avoid critical mistakes, avoid making bad decisions or unnecessary concessions, and get the funding you need without giving up too much control over the business you're creating. Making a mistake in any part of the process can be costly, so it pays to know what you're doing before you make major decisions.

Venture capital funding isn't right for every business, but it's necessary for some new companies. After studying Venture Deals, you'll be well prepared to discuss your business concept with investors, lawyers, and potential acquirers.


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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