Enterprise and Venture Capital: A Business Builder's and Investor's Handbook
5 Rev ed
1 Jan 2009
Allen & Unwin
Christopher C. Golis
The bestselling guide for people looking to build new businesses around bright ideas, and for investors awake to the opportunities offered by new business-building. It sets out in a straightforward and practical way how to put venture capital to work. It discusses the fundamentals of business building, the sources of venture capital available and the steps involved in obtaining the appropriate financing, including the preparation of a business plan, the choice of a venture capitalist and negotiations with investors. This book includes advice to investors on how to invest venture capital wisely, and concludes with three case studies involving venture capital investment and the lessons learned by both investors and entrepreneurs. It is also based on the analysis of over 6,000 business plans and detailed interviews with some of the region's most successful international entrepreneurs.