Venture Capital Related
Venture Capital Handbook: An entrepreneurs guide to obtaining capital to start a business, buy a business, or expand an existing business. David Gladstone, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1988.  ISBN: 0139415017.
Price: $32.95 (soft cover). Provides a detailed checklist of the items to be included in a venture package from a professional investorĖs perspective.
Venture Capital Investing: The complete handbook for investing in small private businesses for outstanding profits. David Gladstone, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1988.  ISBN: 0-13-941428-2.
Price: $39.95 (hardcover). This book for would-be investors discusses the venture capitalist's approach to investing in private companies and includes a chapter on due-diligence questions.
Zero Gravity Ō Riding Venture Capital from High-Tech startup to breakout IPO. Not only gives a Silicon Valley perspective on the process, but includes pre-money valuations for a list of key firms from the VentureOne database at a fraction of the cost to access that tool. About a quarter of the book is a VC list, which is available in other places. The interviews with VCs is probably the most valuable element. IĖve only skimmed it, but it sits as a resource on the shelf. ISBN: 1-57660-032-7.
Price: $21.56.
Confessions of a Venture Capitalist: Inside the High-Stakes World of Start-up Financing by Ruthann Quindlen $20.76 218 pages 1st edition (May 15, 2000), Warner Books; ISBN: 0446526800. A womenĖs perspective on being Ïin the VC biz. Many great tidbits and according to one reviewer: "This book might save you some money. For example: It will save you the $795 fee, the 2% the guy writing the business plan wants, the 10% commission the guy raising money wants, the $5000 Industry Standard conference fee, the $4,000 a day consultant, the 3% the law firm wants." ThatĖs not a bad return on $20.
Click Here Pratts Guide to Venture Capital Sources, 2000 Edition. Venture Economics, a division of Thompson Financial, ISBN: 0914470094.
Price: $575 One of the most well recognized directory of venture capital firms. The hardcover version can beat the fatigue of surfing the web, though is measurably slower to access. The CD-Rom is worth its weight in gold for consultants doing work for clients. YouĖll find a host of alternative sources and example downloads at their web link as well:
Click Here Corporate DirectorĖs Guidebook. American Bar Association, ISBN 0-89707-9949. Great resource I hand to clients who are new to boards and private investing. Covers responsibilities of directors, legal duties, director rights, committees, and securities Ō all packed into a 1/4" book - Cliff Notes for Directors. Price: $19.95.