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Publisher's Summary

Finding the right venture capitalist to back your start-up is a challenge. Even if you manage to get backing, you want your VC to be a partner, not some dictator who will undermine your vision and take control of your life's work. Jeffrey Bussgang is one of a very few people who have played on both sides of this high-stakes game. Now he draws on his unique perspective to offer high-level insights, colorful stories, and practical advice gathered from his own experience as well as from interviews with dozens of the most successful entrepreneurs and VCs. He reveals how to get noticed, perfect a pitch, and negotiate a partnership that works for everyone.

©2011 Jeffrey Bussgang (P)2018 Gildan Media

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Very Good, Easy to Listen to

This book is great for people about to embark on venture capital journeys, but also very good for people about to start a company that might need venture capital.

It provides nice insight into the inner-workings of a VC firm which is invaluable for anyone working in a startup. This is a book I will revisit at least once, but for now it's helped guide the next step of what I'm working on.

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  • Diana
  • 2019-04-11

slow in beginning but gets really good

good overview of vc business, from the perspective of VCs and entrepreneurs. a little bit of bla bla blah in the beginning but very good high level content for the remainder of the book.

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  • taiwo
  • 2019-03-12

5 star

Great book, truly give you a true in depth into the world of VC and fund raising.

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  • Jeff Miller
  • 2019-05-14

Enjoyed this book. Full of inside knowledge

Plenty of good info such as term sheet terminology, exit scenarios. Do's and don'ts when dealing with VCs.
Readers voice was pleasant and steady.

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  • Whitley Weekyl
  • 2019-04-28

Starts slow, gets real good later

Like others have said, this book's beginning is really fluffy and insubstantial. But once he starts talking about entrepreneurship from the VC's perspective, it gets to be worthwhile

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  • George Ruizcalderon
  • 2022-04-16

Great read on the VC industry

Great summary of how VCs think and a guide for entrepreneurs. Highly recommend reading if you are an entrepreneur.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-01-08

life changing book for small investors and PPA.

You life will never be the same after listening to this book! the information provided will save readers years of research and mistakes. CEOs are always #1 target to hunt by competitors when it comes to market share and beyond. Get yourself self ready to tackle every important and sensitive stage with your future product!

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  • Susan Tedesco
  • 2019-10-24

Very Basic Material

Would not recommend this for anyone with a basic knowledge of Venture Capital. Insight is very sparse... a bit in Chapter 7, but otherwise totally void.