- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470824999
- ISBN-13: 978-0470824993
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,065,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Well done! There are indeed many things we can learn from the VC world. I hope that civil servants in Singapore can draw from the VC world this important ingredient of passion and belief. - Peter Ong, Head Civil Service, Singapore
Selected by Forbes columnist Marc Kramer as amongst the World's Best Business Books.
The Way of the VC is the best book I have read on venture capital with thoughtful advice for the entrepreneur. Yinglan captures the wisdom of the ages, with the vision of an oracle he captures how a venture capitalist thinks, and how the best ones act.
--Timothy C. Draper, Founder & Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
With the emergence of venture capital investment as a professional practice, understanding the way in which this industry works is critically important for practitioners and would-be practitioners, whether they are (or aspire to be) working for entrepreneurial ventures, venture firms, or large institutional capital pools. I applaud Yinglan Tan, who has distilled many interesting "war stories" and experiences of venture capitalists into a useful and effective framework in The Way of the VC.
--Professor Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School
Yinglan gives valuable accounts coupled with insightful observations about the past, present and future of an industry that is still in its infancy--but growing up fast. The book will also help entrepreneurs who need venture capital financing by showing them how VCs add value to their companies. This book belongs in the library of anyone who has ever taken a serious interest in venture capital.
--Neil Shen, Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China
Venture capitalists rely heavily on personal judgment and experience. This extensive collection of shared wisdom and viewpoints is therefore a valuable addition to the growing number of VC textbooks and war stories. Yinglan has skillfully captured the Tao of VC practitioners and entrepreneurs in a lively and enlightening book.
--Lin Hong Wong, Author of Venture Capital Fund Management
Top-flight entrepreneurs are blessed with terrific ideas and boundless energy. But lacking capital, they must join together with VCs. The prescription is easy, the implementation tough. Entrepreneurs and VCs differ in orientation, background and interests. In this lively and insightful volume, Yinglan Tan tells how entrepreneurs can handle the relationship effectively, from early-stage conception through to a thriving company.
--Richard Zeckhauser, Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
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I highly recommend this book as a thorough intro for anyone who has started to understand venture capital and requires a more global picture. Mr Tan's easily digestible writing accomplishes that well, all the while sprinkling advice and anecdotes from influencers from both the East and the West.
This book is essential reading for both VC practitioners and for those who work with them - entrepreneurs, angels and service providers.