Startup Game Inside the Partnership Between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs

ISBN-10: 0230339948

ISBN-13: 9780230339941

Edition: 2012

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Description: For more than 40 years, venture capitalist Bill Draper has worked with top entrepreneurs in fabled Silicon Valley, where today’s vision is made into tomorrow’s reality. From the VC who saw the value in Skype, Zappos, and many other companies, comes firsthand stories of success. In these pages Draper explores: how to evaluate innovative ideas and the entrepreneurs behind those ideas (lessons from Yahoo, Baidu, Tesla Motors, Activision, Measurex, and more); and the value of political leadership in creating opportunity, including on-the-ground accounts of how Deng Xiaoping brought China roaring into the modern world.

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 6/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Sarah Burd-Sharps served as the deputy director of UNDP's Human Development Report Office until September 2006.Kristen Lewis was a lead author of the water and sanitation report of the U.N. Millennium Project, led by Jeffrey Sachs, and writes extensively on development, gender, and the environment.Eduardo Borges Martins was the chief statistician in the creation of the Human Development Index for Brazil's municipalities.The American Human Development Project is an independent, non-profit initiative of Oxfam America, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council, with additional support from the Annenberg Foundation.

George Witte is the author of two previous collections, The Apparitioners and Deniability . His poems have been published in a range of journals and anthologized in The Best American Poetry, Old Flame, Rabbit Ears , and Vocabula Bound . He received Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock prize, as well as a fellowship from the New Jersey Council for the Arts. The editor in chief of St. Martin's Press, he lives with his family in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Breakfast at Buck's
Three Generations
How It Works
What It Takes
My "Missing" Decade
To India and Back
From International to Global
Finding the Exit
The Business of Philanthropy
Fitting It All Together
Afterword
Appendix: Nonprofit Organizations Sponsored by the Draper Richards Foundation
Notes
Index
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