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Author Gerken, Louis, 1925-
Title The little book of venture capital investing : empowering economic growth and investment portfolios / Louis C. Gerken with Wesley A. Whittaker.
Imprint Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]

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Author Gerken, Louis, 1925-
Series Little book big profits series
Little book big profits.
Subject Venture capital -- United States.
Small business -- United States.
Alt Name Whittaker, Wesley A.
Description 1 online resource (290 pages)
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed January 15, 2013).
Summary A little book full of enormous value for novices and seasoned venture capitalists alikeAfter having been thrown for a loop by the bursting of the tech bubble more than a decade ago, the venture capital industry suddenly has come roaring back to life over the past two years. In 2011 alone, more than $7.5 billion in venture capital was invested--representing more than a 19% increase over the previous year--in more than 966 companies. A majority of these companies reside in the life sciences, Internet, and alternative energy sectors. In today's weak job market, VC is more important than ever, since financing new tech, alternative energy, media, and other small to mid-sized companies is vital to creating new jobs. Written by Lou Gerken, a noted international authority on venture capital and alternative investments, this book tells you everything you need to ... The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The Little Book of Venture Capital Investing: Empowering Economic Growth and Investment Portfolios; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; An Introduction to Venture Capital Investing; Who Are the 99% and Why Are They So Angry?; What Is Venture Capital Investing?; An Overview of the Venture Capital Industry; Not Your Grandfather's Venture Capital; What This Little Book Is and What It Isn't; Chapter One: An Historic Overview of Venture Capitalism; In the Beginning; The Roots of Venture Capital; The First VCs; Shockley Chooses Silicon; The Traitorous Eight
Why Was the Venture Capital Method of Investing Chosen?Past Is Prologue; Chapter Two: The VC Industry Today; Adventures in VC Investing; How It All Began; The MoneyTree Report; Geographical Definitions; Industry Classifications; Sector Definitions; Cooking the Soup; Outstanding Venture Capital Firms; If It Was Easy . . .; Chapter Three: The Value Proposition; The Multiplier Effect of Venture Capital; Water, Water Everywhere; Economy and Jobs Impact; More Economic Benefits; Start-Up Business Benefits; Social Benefit of New Technology and Innovation; Medical Innovations; Casual Games
3D PrintingOrbital in Orbit; Social Media; Cyborgs; Future of the Car; The Cashless Society; Robodiptera; Financial Benefits to Investors; The Power of VC's Multiplier Effect; Sowing the Seed; Chapter Four: Prevailing Investment Climate; View of Prevailing Investment Climate; The Size of Government Debt; The Deficit; Simpson-Bowles; Discretionary Caps; Federal Health Spending; Additional Spending Cuts; Tax Reform; Accountability; Give Us Only What We Need; Changing with the Times; How Investment Climate Affects Start-Ups and Job Creation
Why Is Entrepreneurship Still Declining in the United States?Policies for a Vibrant VC Sector; Tax Policy for Long-Term Investments; A Vibrant Capital Markets System; Research Funding for America's Innovation Economy; Immigration and Workforce Recruiting; Health Care and Medical Innovation; Energy and Clean Technology; Cyber Security and Intellectual Property Protection; Summary; Chapter Five: Field Guide for VC Investing Options-Nonlisted; Alternative Investments and Venture Capital; Traditional Stages of Venture Capital Financing; The Seed Stage; Risks/Benefits; The Start-Up Stage
Risks/BenefitsExpansion Stage-Second Round Financing; Risks/Benefits; Expansion Stage-Third Round Financing; Risks/Benefits; The Bridge/Pre-Public Stage; Risks/Benefits; Traditional VC Funds Active in 2012; Accel Partners; Andreessen Horowitz; Benchmark Capital Management; Crosslink Capital; Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Khosla Ventures; First Round Capital; Versant Ventures; The Common Denominator; Alternatives to Traditional Venture Capital Funds; Sweat Equity; Angel Investment Opportunities; Crowdfunding; Stock and Warrant Off-Balance Sheet Research and Development (SWORD); Secondary Investing
ISBN 9781118552018 (e-book)
1118552016 (e-book)
9781118551998 (electronic bk.)
1118551990 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9781118551998
Publisher # EB00066986 Recorded Books
OCLC # 868925571
Additional Format Print version: Gerken, Louis, 1925- Little book of venture capital investing. 9781118551981

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