The Way of the VC

The Way of the VC

Venture Capital funds are the fastest growing sector of thefinancial industry, and possibly the least understood. In thisbook, the author provides a primer on what some of the world's bestventure capitalists have in common. How do the world's top venturecapitalists consistently obtain supernormal returns? How do theyadd value to entrepreneurs they have backed? Why is a top venturecapitalist like a skilled chef? How did Lip Bu Tan, when he was Chairman of Walden, manage toinvest in Creative Technology, despite the CEO's aversion forVCs? How did Nam Ho, Founder and Managing Partner of Altos Venture,turn an introduction by a Stanford Business School professor into aventure capital firm managing a quarter billion dollars ofcapital? How does Bing Gordon, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield &Byers and author of the business plan that resulted in KPCB'sinvestment in Electronic Arts, time exits properly? Why did Soo Boon Koh, Managing Director of IGlobe Ventures,back a GPS company which was filing for Chapter 11, in the post9-11 market? The Way of the VC: Having Top Venture Capitalists on YourBoard is essential reading for venture capital practitioners,including partners, principals, analysts, consultants and limitedpartners--both institutional and private. It is also useful tostudents of finance who want a better understanding of what goes onin the venture capital world.

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