From the Back Cover
HOW DO YOU EVALUATE ENTRE[RENEURIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES?
HOW ARE ENTREPRENEURIAL INVESTMENTS FINANCED?
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO HARVEST A VENTURE?
Find answers to these questions and more in Paul Gompers and William Sahlman's new book, Entrepreneurial Finance: A Casebook. Spanning a wide range of US and non-US ventures in a diverse set of industries, including high technology, low technology, and service, these cases provide you with an inside look into the real world of entrepreneurial finance.
Taking you through each step in the entrepreneurial finance life cycle, the cases are organized according to four major topics:
You'll develop a strong framework of analysis for business opportunities, enhance your valuation skills, learn what you can do to ensure the venture succeeds, and gain a thorough understanding of the issues confronting today's entrepreneurial forms.
About the Author
Paul A. Gompers, Professor of Business Administration and Director of Research at the Harvard Business School, specializes in research on financial issues related to venture capital and private equity funds as well as start-up, high growth, and newly public companies. He has published numerous professional papers in academic journals and is co-author of the Venture Capital Cycle and The Money of Invention.
William A. Sahlman is the Dimitri V. d'Arbeloff Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His writings have been widely published in a variety of academic and business journals. He first introduced the entrepreneurial finance course at the Harvard Business School in 1985.