Are you an entrepreneur who's looking for funding? Find out about the different types of investor and what you can expect from them:
Angels invest their own money as venture capital in a business.
Dragons are Angels with such a thirst for publicity that they enjoy becoming celebrities on television.
Vultures hope to earn enough out of making venture capital investments with other people's money to become as rich as Angels.
|Publisher:||Nicholas Brealey Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Simon Acland worked as a venture capitalist for over 20 years. He was managing director of Quester, one of Britain's most active early-stage technology investors, and non-executive director of 25 companies in its portfolio. He has been involved with many successful trade sales and IPOs; he's also experienced failures and learned from them. A long-standing member of the British Venture Capital Association's Technology Committee, he was also a Director of the British Business Angels' Association.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Venture Capital Bestiary 1
1 Venture Capital: Do You Really Want It?
Can you trust doctors who don't take their own medicine? 7
2 Understanding Venture Capital Beasts
Don't use a long spoon to sup with the devil. Do get close to him and watch how he eats. 20
3 Raising Money Successfully
So you plan to take the plunge: How do you avoid a belly flop? 46
4 Valuations and Tricks of the Trade
All the fun of the fair? 65
5 Your Deal Breakers
Where do you draw your line in the sand? 101
6 Managing Your New Partner
...not having a new managing partner 117
7 Board Meetings
How not to be bored 128
8 Managing Expectations
Setting expectations low makes them easier to beat 143
It's only money... 154
Management, management, management 173
11 Round Two, and Three, and Four
Seconds out 189
The end of the long winding road? 221
13 The Next One
Will you do it again? 247
Useful Resources 251