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Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms by [Bussgang, Jeffrey]
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"Finding the right VC for you and your company can be a challenging task. Bussgang's recounting of his experience gives a unique perspective on the VC world and is a compelling read for entrepreneurs."
-Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com
"Mastering the VC Game is part how to and part war story. It is the best kind of book: a fun and educational read."
-Fred Wilson, managing partner, Union Square Ventures
"A 360-degree perspective on the venture capitalist-entrepreneur virtuous cycle. Read this to understand what it takes to be a catalyst to the best economic driver the world has ever known."
-Tim Draper, managing director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
"Jeffrey Bussgang offers practical advice about raising venture capital from the right people at the right time for the right project. The book is insightful for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists alike."
-William A. Sahlman, professor, Harvard Business School and coauthor, New Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur
"This book is excellent. It is not only a great read (I couldn't put it down) but also extremely informative on the process and the whole larger system in which VCs and entrepreneurs operate."
-William Aulet, managing director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center
"Bussgang's compelling book provides endless insights into the global world of venture capital. The discussions about China are particularly noteworthy. It is very valuable reading for entrepreneurs who aspire to scale their business into long-term leading enterprises."
-Jim Breyer, Managing Partner, Accel Partners
"Jeff Bussgang has written the definitive book on how venture capital works. I've read a lot of books on this subject, was an entrepreneur for 10 years and have been a VC for 15 years. Jeff's book is by far the best to date on this subject."
-Brad Feld, Managing Partner, Foundry Group
"There are tons of books to help entrepreneurs understand things like accounting, marketing, and sales. But until now you were left to fend for yourself to grasp the insider game of venture capital funding. Read this book right now so you can look your potential VC in the eye with confidence."
-David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR

About the Author

Jeffrey Bussgang, a successful serial entrepreneur for ten years, is now a general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. Before becoming a venture capitalist, he was the cofounder of Upromise, the largest private source of college funding contributions in the U.S. He lives in Boston with his wife and three children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 746 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio (29 April 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003NX75KE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #198,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am a newbie to the world of investing and this book gave a brilliant insight into the inner workings and thought processes of a vc investor. A must read for anyone trying to get into both building or investing in startups.
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Excellent book to learn how the VC world operates. Would be nice if there was a note about how an entrepreneur can protect his idea after an unsuccessful pitch.
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I have read a few VC book lately as I am entering the arena. I really enjoyed this book. It is a great read for those interested and a must read for anyone raising money in the US, especially in IT.

The stories are very interesting.

My one critism of the book is that it is very Harvard MBA / Standford focused. (Of course the author happens to be at HBS.) At times it makes you feel that if you didn't go to these schools then you have no hope. I am confident enough to gloss over that but some would fine it annoying (especially if, like me, you are not American and never lived there and had no aspirations to attend their schools).
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