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Andrew Romans

Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Start-up Game

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The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital by Andrew Romans is a comprehensive guide for entrepreneurs seeking venture capital. It covers the startup process, finding investors, building relationships, and negotiating deals.

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    The growth in technology start-ups has inspired a boom in venture capital investing.

    If you’ve worked in or even founded a start-up, you probably know the importance of venture capital in realizing your business goals.

    But what exactly is venture capital, and how does it work?

    Venture capital is a form of private sector finance dedicated to helping new companies establish themselves and grow. “VC” firms usually seek out investment opportunities in growing markets such as information technology (IT) or biotechnology. In exchange for a cash infusion, the start-up gives the VC firm a significant share of company equity.

    The market for venture capital has boomed in recent years, as ever more start-up companies are founded and require investment to grow. Today it’s never been easier to launch a new company.

    In the 1990s, things were different. Start-up costs were stiff, with fledgling companies having to put together tens of thousands of dollars to cover the costs of servers and software licenses.

    As technological innovation has skyrocketed, the cost of starting a new company has fallen considerably. Cloud computing has slashed the cost of storage, as just one example. Today it can cost less than $5,000 to launch a beta version of a website or mobile app!

    VC firms know that while there’s plenty at stake, there is also serious potential in start-up ideas. While a traditional bank won’t typically grant a loan to a start-up without a marketable product, VC firms are willing to put up the needed cash early, betting on a serious future payoff.

    The term “venture,” in fact, refers to the risks that VC firms knowingly take when they invest in a new company. Some 60 percent of start-ups backed by venture capitalists, however, go bankrupt before the start-up can pay back the investment.

    In fact, just one out of ten venture capital investments turn out to be successful – but that one start-up just might be the next Facebook or Twitter!

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    What is The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital about?

    The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital (2013) is a must-read for any entrepreneur or business leader looking to fund their next great idea. Venture capital firms seek start-ups that show potential and often commit to the tune of millions of dollars. If you want to make it in today’s competitive start-up world, you need to understand how venture capital works.

    The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital Review

    The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital (2013) is a must-read for anyone looking to navigate the world of venture capital. Here's why this book is worth your time:

    • Packed with insider knowledge and firsthand experiences, it provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and securing venture capital funding for your business.
    • With its step-by-step approach and practical tips, it offers actionable strategies for successfully navigating the complex world of venture capital.
    • Through real-world case studies and expert interviews, the book brings the subject matter to life, keeping readers engaged and ensuring it is anything but boring.

    Who should read The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital?

    • Entrepreneurs and business leaders seeking venture funding
    • Business students curious about the start-up scene
    • Investors looking to become venture capitalists

    About the Author

    Andrew Romans is the co-founder of Rubicon Venture Capital, a venture capital firm that specializes in early-stage investment opportunities for start-ups in Silicon Valley.

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