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Secrets of Sand Hill Road Venture Capital and How to Get ItA Wall Street JournalBestsellerWhat are of Sand PDFEPUB #190 venture capitalists saying about your startup behind closed doors And what can you do to influence Secrets Epubthat conversationIf Silicon Valley is the greatest wealth generating machine in the world Sand Hill Road is its humming engine That's where Secrets of Sand ePUB #10003 you'll find the biggest names in venture capital including famed VC firm Andreessen Horowitz where lawyer turned entrepreneur turned VC Scott Kupor Secrets of Sand Hill Road MOBI #181 serves as. If I were to describe Scott Kupor’s Secrets of Sand Hill Road in a word it would be “mistitled” A appropriate title would be something along the lines of The Basics of Sand Hill Road The book does a solid enough job of covering the entire venture backed startup lifecycle in an easy to follow way However it’s hard to see how one could classify Kupor’s writing as revealing secretsHere and there Kupor shares some really cool legal case studies that I’ve never come across such as in the chapter about board member duties Now that’s uality insight even someone who’s been in the ecosystem for 5 years can appreciate And it’s also something that Kupor a lawyer by training is particularly well positioned to share I sincerely wish we’d gotten of those case studies legal or otherwise because they make the whole journey through the startup lifecycle all the interestingInstead Kupor at times dons the Captain Obvious cape with pronouncements such as “building relationships with potential acuirers is important” Thanks Scott who would’ve thoughtAt the same time though I recognize I may not be the target audience for this book Kupor likely synthesized versions of startupVC classes he teaches at Bay Area universities I could imagine a sopho at another university one not smack dab in the middle of VC country reading this book and finding it uite helpful as she decides whether to found a startup and pursue the venture funding routeIt’s worth mentioning though that a significant share of the same content is also covered in Jeff Bussgang’s Mastering The VC Game And while I haven’t read it I’ve heard very positive things about Brad Feld’s Venture Deals In all likelihood reading either of these three books is probably a good enough basics crash course on venture funding of startups

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CHARACTERS Ç Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It ☆ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It Author Scott Kupor – A Wall Street JournalBestsellerWhat are venture capitalists saying about your startup behinY to tell a compelling story How to handle a down round when startups have to raise funds at a lower valuation than in the previous round What to do when VCs get too entangled in the day to day operations of the business Why you Secrets of Sand Hill Road MOBI #181 need to build relationships with potential acuirers long before you decide to sell Filled with Kupor's firsthand experiences insider advice and practical takeaways Secrets of Sand Hill Road is the guide every entrepreneur needs to turn their startup into the next unico. Scott Kapur provides a three dimensional view of the venture capital transaction from the incentives VCs face what they look for as a result and the documents that are generated to make their preferred outcomes likely Coming after having read Brad Feld's Venture Deals I would suggest reading bothEvery startup founder should read this book early and often

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Managing partnerWhether you're trying to get a new company off the ground or scale an existing business to the next level you need to understand how VCs think In Secrets of Sand Hill Road Kupor explains exactly how VCs decide where and how much to invest and how entrepreneurs can get the best possible deal and make the most of their relationships with VCs Kupor explains for instanceWhy most VCs typically invest in only one startup in a given business category Why the skill you need most when raising venture capital is the abilit. Wow As soon as I heard about this book I knew I was going to read it But I had low expectations I'd heard the author promoting his book on several podcasts and when I heard him say things like In my book I pull back the curtain and reveal the secrets used at VC firms I prepared myself for disappointmentBoy was I pleasantly surprised to be wrong The author breaks down all the lingo jargon and highfalutin finance double speak that sounds made up to the layman He helps you understand not just the relationship between the VC and the startup but also the relationship between the VC and the LP You get to see the incentive structures LP's and VC's typically agree on helping you the entrepreneur understand what motivates all the parties involved The book provides a mock term sheet with realistic numbers and devotes a chapter to each section of the term sheetI could go on and onThis definitely isn't a casual read especially once it gets to the sample term sheet The book can dive deep into details and abstractions there were several sections I had to read multiple times but I guess that's why I'm not a VC and that's exactly what makes it so enjoyable to read