How to get private risk capital for your business venture. Each year, more than 490,000 private venture capitalists, or ``business angels,'' commit $56 billion to new and expanding firms owned by over 87,000 entrepreneurs. This private investment activity exceeds that of venture capital firms by 13 times in dollars, and by 40 times in number of transactions. This book is the first to accurately describe who these private investors are, and why they back (or fail to back) certain ventures. It also explains just how the transaction is consummated, with many examples of successful (and unsuccessful) investor-entrepreneur match-ups. Includes nine specific reasons why seriously-considered deals are rejected, and their relative killing power. Based on a representative national sample of ``business angels,'' the data collection for this book took five years to complete and was sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Book Description Wiley, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0471610089