509 pages 1 Ed edition (June 1999). The Gold Book of Venture Capital Firms lists details on over 850 VC firms, including assets under management, investment sizes, preferred stages of financing, industries served and sample portfolio companies. The Gold Book also provides advice on obtaining VC funding.
Cooper, a Harvard Business School graduate and author of the Gold Book's chapter, "Raising Venture Capital," says there are four steps which need to be followed to get your own venture capital funding: (1) Develop a compelling idea, (2) Create a strong business plan, (3) Assemble a credible management team, and (4) Target the right venture capital firms.
The Gold Book contains data on 37 industries, including: Aerospace, Agriculture, Biotech, Broadcasting, Chemicals, Communications, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Consulting, Consumer products, Distribution, Education, Electronics, Energy, Entertainment, Environmental, Financial services, Generalist, Healthcare, High technology, Industrial products, Information technology, Internet services, Leisure/hospitality, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Media/publishing, Medical products, New media, Real estate, Retail, Semiconductors, Services (business), Services (consumer), Transportation and Wholesale. ISBN:1885922310