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Zero Gravity Riding Venture Capital from High-Tech Start-up to Breakout IPO

ISBN-10: 1576600327

ISBN-13: 9781576600320

Edition: 2000

Authors: Steve Harmon, John Doerr

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 294
Size: 6.50" wide x 12.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

Steve Harmon is a contributor for Trisan Publishing Inc. titles including: "If I Could Be Sick for Just One Day".

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Big Idea
How to turn your Internet business idea into more than just a scribble on a cocktail napkin
The Firms
A description of the top venture capital firms and a peek at their portfolios
Accel Partners
Hummer Winblad
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
21st Century Internet Venture Partners
Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Sequoia Capital
The Entrepreneurial Pitch
Networking into the venture capital community
Timing your approach
Getting a referral
Making a first impression
Perfecting the executive summary
Preparing a business plan to match a VC's expectation
The People: Power Q and A with the Dealmakers
Strategic insights from top venture capitalists
Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Hummer Winblad
Hummer Winblad
21st Century Internet Venture Partners
EDventure Holdings
The Meeting
Details that make a difference to decision makers
How to give the demo of your life
How to dress and where to meet
How to negotiate with venture capitalists
The Valuation
The nitty-gritty of crunching the numbers
How to value your business
Structuring the financing deal
Determining how much equity a founder should keep
Valuations of some high-profile businesses
Negotiating the term sheet and other legal considerations
Pre-IPO company valuations and amounts raised
Zero Gravity: Definition by Example
Inside the launch sequence of Netscape and insights from "Internaut" Marc Andreessen as the everyman entrepreneur
Netscape's Marc Andreessen
A list of Zero Gravity companies
Angels Among Us: Alternatives to Venture Capital
Funding alternatives
Angels
Private placements
Corporate investors
Band of Angels
Steve Harmon's Zero Gravity Web Resource
The Venture Capital Rolodex
Little black book of firms and people mentioned in this book and notable Web sites