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Author Shah, Tarang.
Title Venture capitalists at work : how VCs identify and build billion-dollar successes / Tarang Shah, Sheetal Shah.
Published New York : Apress : Distributed by Springer-Verlag, c2011.
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 Floor3  HG4751 .S495 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xx, 479 p. : port. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital: YouTube, Xoom, Green Dot, Dropbox, AdMob -- 2. Mike Maples, FLOODGATE Fund: Twitter, Chegg, Digg, Demandforce, ngmoco:), SolarWinds, ModCloth -- 3. George Zachary, Charles River Ventures: Twitter, Yammer, Millennial Media, Jambool, Scribd, Metaplace -- 4. Sean Dalton, Highland Capital Partners: Starent Networks, Altiga Networks, Telica, PA Semi -- 5. Alex Mehr, Zoosk -- 6. Howard Morgan, Idealab: Overture/GoTo, Citysearch, eToys, Snap, Mint, myYearbook -- 7. Tim Draper, DFJ: Baidu, Skype, Overture, Hotmail, Parametric Technologies, Focus Media, AdMob -- 8. Osman Rashid: Chegg -- 9. Harry Weller, NEA: Groupon, Opower -- 10. David Cowan, Bessemer Venture Partners: LinkedIn, Smule, Zoosk -- 11. Michael Birch: Bebo, Birthday Alarm -- 12. Mitchell Kertzman, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners -- 13. Scott Sandell, NEA: Salesforce, WebEx, Bloom Energy -- 14. Gus Tai, Trinity Ventures: Blue Nile, Photobucket, Modulus, zulily, Trion Worlds -- 15. Steven Dietz, GRP Partners: DealerTrack, TrueCar, Bill Me Later, Koral, UGO Entertainment -- 16. Paul Scanlan: MobiTV -- 17. Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners: Hyperion, The Knot, Dean & Deluca, Net Perceptions -- 18. Jim Goetz, Sequoia Capital: AdMob -- 19. Roger Lee, Battery Ventures: Groupon, Angie's List, TrialPay -- 20. Ken Howery, Founders Fund: PayPal, Facebook, SpaceX, ZocDoc -- 21. Alfred Lin, Sequoia Capital: Zappos -- 22. Kevin Hartz: Xoom, Eventbrite -- 23. Eric Hippeau, Lerer Ventures, SoftBank Capital: The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, Danger -- 24. David Lee, SV Angel: Twitter, Foursquare, Flipboard, Dropbox, AirBnB -- 25. Ted Alexander, Mission Ventures: MaxLinear, RockeTalk, Enevate -- 26. Robert Kibble, Mission Ventures: Greenplum, Shopzilla, Sandpiper Networks -- 27. Rajiv Laroia: Flarion Technologies -- 28. Jim Boettcher and Kevin McQuillan, Focus Ventures: PCH International, Starent, Pure Digital, PA Semi, Aruba Networks, Financial Engines, Centrality, DATAllegro -- 29. Mike Hodges, ATA Ventures: Tellium, Zoosk, Biometric Imaging -- 30. Alan Patricof, Greycroft Partners: Apple, AOL, Office Depot, Audible, The Huffington Post -- 31. Ben Elowitz: Blue Nile, Wetpaint -- 32. Vish Mishra, Clearstone Venture Partners: PayPal, Overture, Cetas, Mimosa, Ankeena, Kazeon -- 33. Rich Wong, Accel Partners: Angry Birds, Atlassian, AdMob, 3LM -- 34. Randy Komisar, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: LucasArts, WebTV, TiVO, Pinger, Transpharm -- 35. Peter Wagner, Accel Partners: Fusion-io, Opower, ArrowPoint Communications, Riverbed Technology, Redback Networks.
Summary "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"--Back cover.
Subject Venture capital.
New business enterprises -- Finance.
Capitalists and financiers -- Interviews.
Businesspeople -- Interviews.
Related Names Shah, Sheetal.
ISBN 9781430238379 (pbk.)
1430238372 (pbk.)
9781430238386 (electronic)
1430238380 (electronic)
OCLC number 748329692