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Become an insider,
This review is from: Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist (Hardcover)It seems like a lot of deals that you hear about from the VC world are all done by insiders. Part of that is just perception, but part of it is reality: People who've done lots of VC deals get VC funding much more quickly and easily.
Part of that, clearly, is the track record. I think another part of it, however, is just the world of VC. The actual VCs are so busy that they just don't have time to give a whole education to the founders of the companies that are seeking funding. They want to deal with someone who speaks their language.
That's why this book is so useful. Any reader who really gets immersed in every page won't be able to help but emerge from the experience with an imprint of the language of VC. If you really read it, you'll have the advantage of at least sounding like an insider, someone who really has the language down. If you have the language down, well, that's the crucial first step.
If you were thinking of moving to, say, Portugal for more than five years, you'd probably buy a book and really try to learn some Portuguese before you go and keep it with you there. If you really want to get some VC, you are going to live in that world for at least five years. This is the book you need to read and study over and over for your journey.
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Initial post: Jul 18, 2011 9:58:59 AM PDT
Does it cover how to handle angel funding and the initial seed stages as well?
Posted on Apr 16, 2012 1:16:13 PM PDT
Jamiel Cotman says:
Reviews like yours make me want to put this on my CREDIT CARD!!!
And I don't do that often.
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