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When I was a founder, VCs hoarded information about how venture capital terms worked to stack the deck in their favor Along came Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson who started giving away the game by publishing how things worked on their blog Now you can have all this information provided in an easy and concise format that evens the playing field Mark Suster, General Partner, Upfront Ventures Ventures Deals has historically been our go to book for entrepreneurs on fund raising It is a must read for anyone who is embarking on the fundraising process and now we are delighted that it has been updated for the current fundraising environment with all the changes that have happened the past few years Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship Having worked with Brad and Jason during the Internet bubble, I witnessed first hand the experience they gained by doing deals that covered the entire range of issues an entrepreneur faces today This is a must read for both entrepreneurs and investors as it lets each side understand the terminology, structures and potential issues inherent in venture deals so they can focus on what really matters, regardless of which side they are on Every entrepreneur who is raising or considering raising venture capital should read this book Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner, DFJ Feld and Mendelson pack a graduate level course into this energetic and accessible book The authors frank style and incisive insight make this a must read for high growth company entrepreneurs, early stage investors, and graduate students Start here if you want to understand venture capital deal structure and strategies I enthusiastically recommend Brad Bernthal, CU Boulder, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Technology Policy, Entrepreneurial Law Brad and Jason are undoubtedly among the most authentic VCs in the industry today This book goes far beyond the nuts and bolts of term sheets and venture capital to give invaluable insights into the importance of building relationships based on trust I ll definitely be recommending this book to all Kauffman Fellows and to every entrepreneur I meet across the world Jeff Harbach, President and CEO, Kauffman Fellows I have been lucky to have Brad Feld as a mentor as a VC, and watch him advise companies as a board member Venture Deals is your chance to get some of that advice and wisdom applied to your own startup Don t miss the opportunity Jeff Clavier, Managing Partner, SoftTech VC One of the most practical books on venture capital Every entrepreneur and their lawyer should own a copy Mike Platt, Colorado Partner in Charge Cooley LLP We ve worked with Brad Tony Conrad, founder CEO, About and Partner, True Ventures Even if your lawyer or VC has done a lot of deals, you should read this book Nothing hurts a companythan a bad deal structure usually not discovered until a year or two later This will allow you to look for the pot holes and avoid a lot of pain Lesa Mitchell, Managing Director, Techstars Kansas City My biggest nightmare is taking advantage of an entrepreneur without even realizing it It happens because VCs are experts in financings and most entrepreneurs are not Brad and Jason are out to fix that problem with Venture Deals This book is long overdue and badly needed Fred Wilson, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures A must read book for entrepreneurs Brad and Jason demystify the overly complex world of term sheets and M Greg Gottesman, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group Venture Deals is a must read for any entrepreneur contemplating or currently leading a venture backed company Brad and Jason are highly respected investors who shoot straight from the hip and tell it like it is, bringing a level of transparency to a process that is rarely well understood It s like having a venture capitalist as a best friend who is looking out for your best interests and happy to answer all of your questions Emily Mendell, Vice President of Communications, National Venture Capital AssociationWhen I was a founder, VCs hoarded information about how venture capital terms worked to stack the deck in their favor Along came Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson who started giving away the game by publishing how things worked on their blog Now you can have all this information provided in an easy and concise format that evens the playing field Mark Suster, General Partner, Upfront VenturesVentures Deals has historically been our go to book for entrepreneurs on fund raising It is a must read for anyone who is embarking on the fundraising process and now we are delighted that it has been updated for the current fundraising environment with all the changes that have happened the past few years Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT EntrepreneurshipHaving worked with Brad and Jason during the Internet bubble, I witnessed first hand the experience they gained by doing deals that covered the entire range of issues an entrepreneur faces today This is a must read for both entrepreneurs and investors as it lets each side understand the terminology, structures and potential issues inherent in venture deals so they can focus on what really matters, regardless of which side they are on Every entrepreneur who is raising or considering raising venture capital should read this bookHeidi Roizen, Operating Partner, DFJFeld and Mendelson pack a graduate level course into this energetic and accessible book The authors frank style and incisive insight make this a must read for high growth company entrepreneurs, early stage investors, and graduate students Start here if you want to understand venture capital deal structure and strategies I enthusiastically recommend Brad Bernthal, CU Boulder, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Technology Policy, Entrepreneurial LawBrad and Jason are undoubtedly among the most authentic VCs in the industry today This book goes far beyond the nuts and bolts of term sheets and venture capital to give invaluable insights into the importance of building relationships based on trust Ill definitely be recommending this book to all Kauffman Fellows and to every entrepreneur I meet across the world Jeff Harbach, President and CEO, Kauffman FellowsI have been lucky to have Brad Feld as a mentor as a VC, and watch him advise companies as a board member Venture Deals is your chance to get some of that advice and wisdom applied to your own startup Dont miss the opportunity Jeff Clavier, Managing Partner, SoftTech VCOne of the most practical books on venture capital Every entrepreneur and their lawyer should own a copy Mike Platt, Colorado Partner in Charge Cooley LLPWe ve worked with Brad Jason through the highs and lows and highs of a number technology investments When risk takers share insight, read it In the case of Brad and Jason, read it twice We love their refreshing comfort with maximizing risk in the spirit of creating meaningful impact Tony Conrad, founder CEO, About and Partner, True VenturesEven if your lawyer or VC has done a lot of deals, you should read this book Nothing hurts a companythan a bad deal structure usually not discovered until a year or two later This will allow you to look for the pot holes and avoid a lot of pain Lesa Mitchell, Managing Director, Techstars Kansas CityMy biggest nightmare is taking advantage of an entrepreneur without even realizing it It happens because VCs are experts in financings and most entrepreneurs are not Brad and Jason are out to fix that problem with Venture Deals This book is long overdue and badly needed Fred Wilson, Managing Partner, Union Square VenturesA must read book for entrepreneurs Brad and Jason demystify the overly complex world of term sheets and MA, cutting through the legalese and focusing on what really matters That s a good thing not just for entrepreneurs, but also for venture capitalists, angels, and lawyers Having an educated entrepreneur on the other side of the table means you spend your time negotiating the important issues and ultimately get to the right deal faster Greg Gottesman, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group Venture Deals is a must read for any entrepreneur contemplating or currently leading a venture backed company Brad and Jason are highly respected investors who shoot straight from the hip and tell it like it is, bringing a level of transparency to a process that is rarely well understood It s like having a venture capitalist as a best friend who is looking out for your best interests and happy to answer all of your questions Emily Mendell, Vice President of Communications, National Venture Capital Association