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High Tech Start Up: The Complete Handbook For Creating Successful New High Tech Companies / Edition 1
     

High Tech Start Up: The Complete Handbook For Creating Successful New High Tech Companies / Edition 1

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by John L. Nesheim
 

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ISBN-10: 068487170X

ISBN-13: 2900684871706

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Free Press

The phenomenal success of the initial public offerings (IPOs) of many new internet companies obscures the fact that fewer than six out of 1 million business plans submitted to venture capital firms will ever reach the IPO stage. Many fail, according to start-up expert John Nesheim, because the entrepreneurs did not have access to the invaluable lessons that come

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The phenomenal success of the initial public offerings (IPOs) of many new internet companies obscures the fact that fewer than six out of 1 million business plans submitted to venture capital firms will ever reach the IPO stage. Many fail, according to start-up expert John Nesheim, because the entrepreneurs did not have access to the invaluable lessons that come from studying the real-world venture experiences of successful companies. Now they do.

This revised and updated edition of Nesheim's underground Silicon Valley bestseller incorporates twenty-three case studies of successful start-ups, including tables of wealth showing how much money founders and investors realized from each venture. Acclaimed by entrepreneurs the world over, this practical handbook is filled with hard-to-find information and guidance covering every key phase of a start-up, from idea to IPO: how to create a winning business plan, how to value the firm, how venture capitalists work, how they make their money, where to find alternative sources of funding, how to select a good lawyer, and how to protect intellectual property. Nesheim aims to improve the odds of success for first-time high-tech entrepreneurs, and offers an insider's perspective from firsthand experience on one of the toughest challenges they face -- convincing venture capitalists or investment banks to provide financing.

This complete, classic reference tool is essential reading for first-time high-tech entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs already involved in a start-up who want to increase their chances of success to rise to the top.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900684871706
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
352

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Introduction to Start-Ups and Their Funding1
2Historical Overview15
3The Process of Forming the Company23
4Getting Started Legally53
5Preparing the Business Plan68
6The Team91
7Ownership, Dilution, Negotiation, and Valuation98
8Personal Rewards and Costs126
9Venture Capitalists170
10Leasing as a Source of Capital200
11Bankers and Bootstraps as Funding Sources212
12Angels and Other Sources of Venture Capital222
13Wall Street and the Initial Public Offering232
14Mergers, Spinouts, and Corporate Venture Capital267
Appendixes
A.Saratoga Venture Tables283
B.Resources for the Entrepreneur317
C.Three Venture Capital Firms Describe Themselves325
Bibliography331
Index333
About the Author343

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High Tech Start Up: The Complete Handbook For Creating Successful New High Tech Companies 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If your company is in start-up mode regardless of industry, revenue generating, seeking capital and/or already venture-backed, this book is a must read as there are plenty of invaluable insights. The book cites numerous statistics, anecdotes, case studies and practical sound advice. Spare yourself much pain and suffering down the road-- take the time to read this book. It could very well affect your company's going-forward strategy, empower you to provide balance in your life and enable you to walk away with a nice payout in the end!