For those new to the world of startups and venture capital, there is so much to learn, but there may not be much time to get up to speed. Obviously, a quick search online will bring up all sorts of news websites, blogs, companies, law firms, and so on. These various industry insiders and experts will no doubt offer some useful information about the many nuances of venture capital. But, knowing where to look and what to trust is a whole different story. Thus, here are some of the best venture capital books for entrepreneurs:
The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game
The title of this book really says it all. This “bible” offers everything new startup founders will need to know, from getting that much needed angel funding to exiting at the highest value possible. There is information on various fundraising strategies, as well as savvy business tactics to succeed in the competitive landscape.
Term Sheets and Valuations: An Inside Look at the Intricacies of Term Sheets & Valuations
One of the most confusing aspects one will encounter when delving into the world of venture capital is learning to read and understand term sheets and valuations. This gem takes readers through every single line of an actual term sheet, highlighting everything that the reader needs to know. There is no better way to understand a term sheet than to study a real-world example along with clear explanations from an expert in the field.
The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs Need to Know
When it comes to learning about venture capital, young entrepreneurs really want to know how to make a pitch that will generate a serious cash infusion. And, considering that the rules of the game are always changing and the economy can fluctuate so much and so quickly, this fairly recent take on the existing market provides the most relevant information to the current atmosphere.
The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies
In order to understand venture capital, it is also important for entrepreneurs to understand things from the perspective of the venture capitalists themselves. This is the book that will give readers that much-needed insight. It offers a comprehensive overview of the venture capital investment process, from sourcing deals to maximizing returns.
Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Startup to IPO on Your Terms
This book is particularly unique because the writer is someone who has worked on both sides of the transaction. Thus, this offers some incredible insights in what to expect and plenty of advice based on the experiences of seasoned professionals.