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Central European and developing markets venture capitalist; student of Asian and European martial arts; amateur historian of the medieval period; avid scuba diver, equestrian and jazz fan; proud parent of a menagerie of pets, including a ferret whose gone madly in love; long-time sufferer of the Cassandra complex; and practicing magician - who wastes far too much time these days playing Oblivion a… Read more


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Venture Capital Handbook: An Entrepreneur's Guide &hellip by David Gladstone
4.0 out of 5 stars VC Basics, July 13 2004
Much updated from previous editions, David Gladstone's useful text provides a very cursory survey of deal and investment techniques, albeit for slightly later than "sexy" stage deals. However, as this book is designed for the novice, and as Lipper's text has fallen out of print, this sadly remains the only general text on VC investing for the inexperienced, and is useful in context of the level which it is designed to educate. While the many checklists may be somewhat annoying to seasoned VCs, they are probably indispensable to the novice investor, since they provide a summary framework when working through deal and business terms. And while the book is designed more for later stage… Read more