Title: The Way of the VC - Top Venture Capitalists on Your Board
Author: Tan Yinglan
Pages: 288; Cloth
Price: US$34.95 (This price is valid for India)
Publication Date: December 16, 2009
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
There are 10,000 venture capitalists and only top 1% are any good. Be smart about smart money and learn from the top 1%.
The Way of the VC - Top Venture Capitalists on Your Board (ISBN: 978-0-470-82499-3; John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd)
Venture Capital funds are the fastest growing sector of the financial industry, and possibly the least understood. In this book, author Tan Yinglan provides a primer on what some of the world’s best venture capitalists have in common. How do the world’s top venture capitalists consistently obtain supernormal returns? How do they add value to entrepreneurs they have backed? Why is a top venture capitalist like a skilled chef?
The Way of the VC shows you what premier VC firms such as Kleiner Perkins, Draper Fisher Jurvertson, and Flagship Ventures look for in winning ventures and how they offer venture assistance, and how every entrepreneur can benefit from learning leading-edge techniques.
The Way of the VC offers you:
- The enabler of entrepreneurial initiatives to improve performance, because A teams make initiatives successful and lesser teams don’t
- A “silver bullet” technique in near-perfect communication with VCs
- A guide to coaching start-ups effectively
- The ultimate entrepreneurial development manual
- Insight and advice acquired by interviewing dozens of top-tier venture capitalists
- An easy read
Translating what really goes on in a venture capitalist’s mind into structured processes that readers can use to promote their own ideas, this book will be an illuminating read for venture capital practitioners, including partners, principals, analysts, consultants and limited partners – both institutional and private.
About the Author:
Tan Yinglan had previously been the first Director for China, 3i Venturelab, INSEAD, a joint-venture between private equity firm 3i (LSE:III) and INSEAD where he worked closely with senior management in Asia to develop and manage growth strategies i.e. IPO and M&A opportunities. He has served on boards of growth ventures in Asia and a U.S. private-equity fund of funds. Yinglan teaches modules on Entrepreneurial Finance and Entrepreneurial Management at Singapore Management University and he has been featured in The Deal, Dragon TV and CCTV (China’s largest TV network.) Yinglan was educated at Harvard, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. He now works in government to enhance the venture capital and entrepreneurship landscape in Singapore.
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