Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist, 4th Edition

  • 11h 4m 52s
  • Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson
  • Gildan Media
  • 2019

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 more.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The Players
  • Chapter 2 - Preparing for Fundraising
  • Chapter 3 - How to Raise Money
  • Chapter 4 - Overview of the Term Sheet
  • Chapter 5 - Economic Terms of the Term Sheet
  • Chapter 6 - Control Terms of the Term Sheet
  • Chapter 7 - Other Terms of the Term Sheet
  • Chapter 8 - Convertible Debt
  • Chapter 9 - The Capitalization Table
  • Chapter 10 - Crowdfunding
  • Chapter 11 - Venture Debt
  • Chapter 12 - How Venture Capital Funds Work
  • Chapter 13 - Negotiation Tactics
  • Chapter 14 - Raising Money the Right Way
  • Chapter 15 - Issues at Different Financing Stages
  • Chapter 16 - Letters of Intent: The Other Term Sheet
  • Chapter 17 - How to Engage an Investment Banker
  • Chapter 18 - Why Do Term Sheets Even Exist?
  • Chapter 19 - Legal Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know