The Little Book of Venture Capital Investing : Empowering Economic Growth and Investment Portfolios
* Highly accessible explanations of the ins and outs of venture capital for would-be investors and experienced VCs * Highlights the historical VC track record, and offers expert advice and guidance on venture capital exposure, investment options, sourcing opportunities and due diligence * Provides proven strategies for successful investment selection, timing, monitoring, and exiting for optimum returns * Features endorsements from luminaries of the VC world, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers co-founder Frank Caulfield, and Dr. Art Laffer, among others
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 132 x 184 x 26mm | 324g
- 21 Feb 2014
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- 1. Auflage
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This book offers you a golden opportunity to benefit from the experience of one of today's most internationally respected authorities on VC investing and alternative investments. Drawing upon his considerable experience as well as that of other notable investors from around the world, author Lou Gerken fills you in on everything you need to know to take advantage of the new wave of VC investing.
Writing for novice investors and experienced venture capitalists alike, Mr. Gerken explores the venture capital industry's central role in enhancing economic growth and employment, highlighting its historical track record. Then, in plain English, he:
Clearly explains the ins and outs of venture capital in today's more risk-averse, highly regulated climate Offers expert advice and guidance on venture capital exposure and investment options Describes proven investment selection, timing, monitoring, and exiting strategies for achieving optimum returns Shows you how to spot the most promising investments in both new and emerging industries and economies as well as long-established ones Explains how to make venture capital investing an integral part of your overall portfolio management strategy Offers proven techniques for using VC investing to significantly enhance portfolio returns while reducing investment risk in bull, bear, and sideways markets Supplies real-world examples and case studies of successful (and a few not-so-successful) VC investment strategies across a range of industry sectors
Written by one of today's most listened-to experts on direct investment opportunities globally, this book is your guide to confidently surfing the new wave of VC investing for market-beating returns, year in and year out.
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"From my point of view, VC is the ultimate in supply-side, and this Little Book captures this in a way not done before."
--Arthur B. Laffer, Laffer Associates
"The only VC-related book I'm aware of providing a lively and contemporary go-to synopsis on the state of the VC industry, the ins-and-outs on how to invest in the space, and a forward look of what's needed to reignite the VC growth engine."
--Frank J. Caufield, Partner Emeritus, KPCB
"From an educator's perspective, the book offers great insight into VC's importance as a U.S. jobs and income creator."
--The Honorable William Bennett, Former Secretary of Education
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About Louis C. Gerken