400 pages 2nd edition (May 2000). Covers more than 600 venture capital firms with their addresses, phone numbers, types and sizes of investments, geographic preference, etc.
Have a great business idea, but need the capital to get it off the ground? Find the right investors with the Directory of Venture Capital, Second Edition. Whether your venture is biotechnology, Web-based and information technology, healthcare, industrial, or consumer goods, the Directory of Venture Capital, Second Edition is an essential guide to locating the appropriate funding for your emerging technology or start-up.
The Directory of Venture Capital, Second Edition is a comprehensive, easy-to-use resource for both new and experienced entrepreneurs. Its authors-veteran business financier Kate Lister and seasoned entrepreneur Tom Harnish-have compiled a wealth of information on what you'll need to know, from researching venture capitalists to selecting the right lawyer to closing the deal. Inside you'll also find:A database of over 600 actively investing venture firms/funding sources, listed both by state and by areas of investing interest (also available in electronic format)You won't waste time and money sending proposals to firms that are no longer investingSamples of standard agreements and contracts: a term sheet, stock purchase agreement, and articles of incorporation
In the Directory of Venture Capital, Second Edition, you'll learn what venture companies look for in a business partnership; how to best approach a company for funds; what level of returns venture capitalists expect; and what investments they prefer in terms of geography, size of company, portfolio, stage of funding, and personal interests. You'll also get invaluable advice on how to determine if your venture is a strong enough candidate for investment from a venture firm. ISBN:0471361046