Venture Capitalists at Work

How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes

Authors: Shah, Tarang, Shah, Shital

  • Venture Capitalists At Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes is a collection of interviews with the venture capitalists behind some of the most notable startup successes, including YouTube, Twitter, Skype, Baidu, and Facebook.

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About this book

"This is probably the single most valuable resource for the entrepreneurs aspiring to build successful companies"—Ron Conway, Special Adviser, SV Angel, and investor in Facebook, Google, Twitter, Foursquare, PayPal, Zappos

"I highly recommend Venture Capitalists at Work. This book captures the personalities and approaches of a number of leading VC practitioners and displays the heart and soul of the venture capital process, by offering an exclusive window into the voice of the practitioners."—Gus Tai, Trinity Ventures

"Venture Capitalists at Work is a foundational pillar in an entrepreneur's understanding and resources. This is a first in terms of the level of detail, quality of discussion, and value to the entrepreneur."—George Zachary, Charles River Ventures and Investor in Twitter

Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes offers unparalleled insights into the funding and management of companies like YouTube, Zappos, Twitter, Starent, Facebook, and Groupon. The venture capitalists profiled—among the best in the business—also reveal how they identify promising markets, products, and entrepreneurs.

Author Tarang Shah, a venture capital professional himself, interviews rising VC stars, Internet and software investment pioneers, and venture investment thought leaders. You’ll learn firsthand what criteria venture capitalists use to make investments, how they structure deals, the many ways they help the companies they fund, avoidable mistakes they see all too often, the role of luck in a success, and why so many startups fail.

Venture Capitalists at Work also contains interviews with those on the receiving end of venture money—entrepreneurs in high-profile startups that went on to achieve great success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an aspiring VC, an M&A professional, or an ambitious student, the knowledge you will gain from Venture Capitalists at Work could provide a significant shortcut to success.

Other books in the Apress At Work Series:

  • Coders at Work, Seibel, 978-1-4302-1948-4
  • CIOs at Work, Yourdon, 978-1-4302-3554-5
  • CTOs at Work, Donaldson, Seigel, & Donaldson, 978-1-4302-3593-4
  • Founders at Work, Livingston, 978-1-4302-1078-8
  • European Founders at Work, Santos, 978-1-4302-3906-2
  • Women Leaders at Work, Ghaffari, 978-1-4302-3729-7
  • Advertisers at Work, Tuten, 978-1-4302-3828-7
  • Gamers at Work, Ramsay. 978-1-4302-3351-0

About the authors

Tarang Shah is a venture capital professional. At SoftBank Capital, a venture capital fund, he helped with startup investments totaling $50 million. He has reviewed 1000+ startups and served as a board member and CEO advisor for over a dozen startups. Tarang is currently a technology innovation executive for one of the largest financial institutions in the US, where he has built and leads a startup risk assessment practice based on his venture model.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Book contains a series of structured interviews with 35 well-known venture capitalists … asking each venture capitalist similar questions about what attracts them to a potential venture. … a revealing account of how venture capitalists think. … A really compelling work from the investor’s perspective. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate students through professionals.” (J. J. Janney, Choice, Vol. 49 (10), June, 2012)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3838-6
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3837-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Venture Capitalists at Work
Book Subtitle
How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Tarang Shah and Shital Shah
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3838-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3838-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3837-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
500
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