From the Back Cover
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:
- Investment analysis
- Financing the entrepreneurial firm
- Harvesting the rewards
- Reinventing the entrepreneurial enterprise
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
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.