Prime Venture Deals, 4th Edition: Be Smarter than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist (Audio Download): Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson, Barry Abrams, Gildan Media: Audible Audiobooks By Brad Feld –

There are lots of great resources in this book I am keeping it as a reference book to go back to A must read for anyone who is thinking about raising money at some point How do venture capital deals come together This is one of the most frequent questions asked by each generation of new entrepreneurs Surprisingly, there is little reliable information on the subject No one understands this better than Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson The founders and driving force behind the Foundry Group a venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage information technology companies Brad and Jason have been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings Their investments range from small startups to large Series A venture financing rounds The new edition of Venture Deals continues to show fledgling entrepreneurs the inner workings of the VC process, from the venture capital term sheet and effective negotiating strategies to the initial seed and the later stages of development Fully updated to reflect the intricacies of startups and entrepreneurship in today s dynamic economic environment, this new edition includes revisions and updates to coverage on negotiating, gender issues, ICO s, and economic terms New chapters examine legal and procedural considerations relevant to fundraising, bank debt, equity and convertible debt, how to hire an investment banker to sell a company, and This is exactly the book I ve been looking for a year or so I honestly do not remember how I found it, but I am so glad I did After reading the first couple of pages, I got an inkling that this book is a great book for those in the venture capital financing industry, and I was right This is true especially for the first half of the book The other half is OK It is a general explanation of the mergers and acquisitions. When you re raising money for the first time, you re at a severe informational disadvantage investors know all the lingo, all the deal terms, and all the negotiation tactics Even when everyone is being aboveboard, you re at a disadvantage if you don t know all the possible parameters of a deal and all the things that can go right and wrong down the line Enter this book It is the shortest route for evening that playing field.Someone recommended it to me right before I raised my first venture capital money, and I m so glad they did This book helped me ensure my company got a clean term sheet, and took a lot of the stress anxiety out of the process I especially love the Entrepreneur s Perspective sidebar commentary throughout it gives you multiple angles on every issue discussed.I recommend this book to every single entrepreneur I meet who is thinking about raising money Buy this book If you only read one book on term sheets, choose this one And if you aren t convinced, read a few of Brad Feld s blog posts first. I just finished reading Venture Deals, 4th ed Also just closed on my new biotech s seed round Kind of wish I d read it 6 months ago But I was waiting for the 4th ed to come out and I was able to be reading while we were in the last weeks of closing Learned a ton from the book Thanks for helping a scientist learn about how to get and manage funding for a startup I am a long time entrepreneur but had never raised funds for one of my companies until now This was by far the 1 book recommended by numerous people The vocabulary alone that I ve had to learn would have been almost impossible without this book Thanks to Jason and Brad for writing it. Venture Deals covers just about everything a founder needs to know about equity fundraising I wish I had something like this when I was raising capital for my company. I love this book This is my all time favorite book I have finished yet but there s so much wisdom you can take from this book Recommend it to all who are interested in startup s