From Concept to Wall Street is the definitive guide to the new realities of venture capital. Two leading experts in venture-backed entrepreneurship offer start-to-finish coverage of the entire process: planning, teambuilding, protecting intellectual property, identifying and negotiating funding, and managing to - and through - IPOs or M+As. Drawing on immense personal experience - and the lessons of recent years - Dr. Oren Fuerst and Dr. Uri Geiger offer a complete roadmap for entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors in every VC-funded industry.
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Foreword by Pierre Lamond, General Partner, Sequoia Capital
Venture capital has never been more important to the entrepreneur. But in the past few years, the venture capital process has changed dramatically: first with the dot.com explosion, again with the dot.com collapse, and yet again as the industry has learned its lessons and begun to move forward.
From Concept to Wall Street is the first book on venture capital to reflect these radical transformations and their impact on ventures creation and development. Written by two leading participants in the venture capital and entrepreneurial process, it covers all you need to know to succeed-whatever your industry, whatever your role.
For entrepreneurs, it covers every step from idea to exit: planning, teambuilding, protecting intellectual capital, identifying funding sources, raising money, writing funding agreements, and managing through to IPO or M&A. For venture capitalists, investment bankers, and angels, it offers comprehensive guidance for valuing potential companies and guiding them towards success.
This book provides the depth, the clarity, and above all, the realism that are sorely lacking in many previous books on venture capital. It is, quite simply, essential.* More than fundraising: the entire VC process In-depth coverage of the unique challenges associated with planning and managing VC-funded startups * Practical insight from all sides of the table Insider's expertise for entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and consultants * Applicable to every venture capital funded industry Electronics, hardware, software, information technology, telecom, biotech, medical instrumentation, and more * Reviews and compares all key funding sources Venture capital funds, investment banks, angels, and other funding sources * Includes in-depth coverage of valuation, legal, and contractual issues The most challenging and risky aspects of the VC process: pitfalls and solutions
The new realities of venture capital: a start-to-finish success guide.
Now, there's a comprehensive guide to the realities of venture capital as they exist right now and going forward. In From Concept to Wall Street, two leading experts in venture-backed entrepreneurship offer a start-to-finish guide to the entire process: starting new companies, identifying and negotiating funding, and managing to-and through-IPOs or M&As. Drawing on their immense personal experience on all sides of the table-and the hard lessons of recent years-Dr. Oren Fuerst and Dr. Uri Geiger offer a complete roadmap for both investors and entrepreneurs.
They begin with detailed guidance on the startup process: evaluating ideas, assembling initial teams, establishing companies, defining strategies, recruiting key employees, registering intellectual property, and more. Next, they review the startup's cash requirements and potential sources of capital, and walk through the process of capital raising, with a close look at valuation, and at the typical contractual arrangements between funders and entrepreneurs. The book includes a full section on venture capital entities and institutions, ranging from VC funds to angels; then presents in-depth coverage of IPOs, M&As, restructurings, and even dissolution of failed enterprises.SPECIAL ADVISORS TO THE BOOK:
Chemi Peres, Managing Partner, Pitango Venture Capital
Davidi Gilo, Founder of DSP Communications (acquired by Intel), and DSP Group
Ron Lubash, Managing Director, Lehman Brothers
DR. OREN FUERST is the Managing Director of Strategic Models LLC, a strategic advisory in the international, technology and healthcare sectors, handling all aspects of venture development and venture capital investments.
Fuerst is also co-director of the Technology and Internet Valuation and Strategy Executive program at Columbia Business School, and lectures in the Executive and MBA programs. He was formerly on the faculty of Yale School of Management and served with the Capital Market Advisory Group of KPMG. He is also a feature financial columnist for leading financial publications, including the Financial Times.
He received his master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia Business School (on the topic of International Securities Offerings).
DR. URI GEIGER is co-founder and CEO of GalayOr Networks Inc., a developer of innovative micro opto-mechanical systems for applications at the core of next-generation optical networks. He teaches venture capital and entrepreneurship topics at Tel Aviv University Business School. An experienced lawyer with leading law firms, including Sullivan & Cromwell, he specialized in securities offerings, M&As and venture capital transactions.
Dr. Geiger has vast experience in running technology-based and capital-raising projects, including founding and successfully selling an Internet-based jewelry company.
He received his master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia University Center for Law & Economics (on the topic of International Securities Offerings). His influential work had been published in leading law and economics journals.
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