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Financing Your Business with Venture Capital: Strategies to Grow Your Enterprise with Outside Investors


Publisher:Prima Lifestyles



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You've made the strategic decision: The time is right to grow your business. But where do you go for the financing to fuel that growth? More important, what do you have to give up to acquire that financing? Financing Your Business with Venture Capital is every entrepreneur's road map to the intricate world of outside capital. Inside you'll find expert advice on everything from valuing your business to determining the strengths and weaknesses of different sources of financing. In an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach, venture capital expert Frederick Lipman details all of the options available to you so that you can decide wisely the best strategy for your business. In addition, he gives you everything you need to know about:

" Acquiring capital from professionally managed venture firms and investment bankers
" Keeping control of your business
" Valuing your business
" Negotiating venture capital investments
" Using "junk-bond" financing
" Attracting seed capital from angel investors
" Obtaining IPO underwriters
" Creating a "nest egg"
" Conducting a "roll-up"
" And much more!

Also included are invaluable resources such as a sample venture capital agreement, sample term sheets for venture capital and investment banking transactions, and special information on Canadian funds. In addition, you'll find the names and addresses of equity financing firms that are ready to do business with you.

Financing Your Business with Venture Capital is your key to business growth.

"An excellent primer for entrepreneurs who plan to seek capital to fund their businesses . . . takes the mystery out of the capital raising process."

Dan Raynor, general partner, Argentum Company, Inc.

"Full of insights that only people with extensive first hand experience can offer . . . valuable reading for anyone who wants to acquire a good understanding of the process."

Alain Chetrit, CEO, First Regional TeleCOM

"This easy-to-read book covers the essential basics for anyone who is interested in raising funds for entrepreneurial ventures."

Ian McMillan, professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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