Venture Capital Bible

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Hi,

I want to apply for an VC-internship this summer. Till then I will do the BIWS Fundamentals Course to gain some technical knowledge in modeling. Besides that, can anyone recommend ressources to gain knowledge in VC? Is there any 'must read bilbe' of VC that you guys can recommend?

Greetings

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Mar 2, 2017

Hey,

I can't post a link, but separate the dots with periods - wwwDOTpdfdriveDOTcom/the-venture-hacks-bible-e8383591DOThtml

Best of luck!

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Mar 3, 2017

Thx, but doesn't work. Sure you got it right?

Mar 3, 2017

Hey, yes I'm sure. Not there are three "DOT"s that need to be changed to periods for the link to work, last one before the HTML

If it still doesn't work google a download for the 1200+ page Venture Hacks Bible.

Sep 9, 2018

Nice

Mar 3, 2017

When I hire analysts, all I care about are two things: are they smart and do they have passion for building companies.

It might be important express that you understand, know and are involved with the start-up community.

Feel free to PM me.

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Mar 19, 2017

The top venture capital books include Venture Deals, Mastering the VC Game, and the Business of Venture Capital. All of which are reasonably priced besides the Business of Venture Capital.

Sep 9, 2018

Agree with all this - also add Andrew Roman's Masters of Venture Capital (he's also published books on CVCs and ICOs in a similar format).

Mar 19, 2017

VC and finance of innovation - Andrew Metrick

Mar 19, 2017

thanks baller_07

Mar 19, 2017

Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins

Mar 19, 2017

Vault career guide and Wetfeet career guide in venture capital industry are good choices for you.

Mar 19, 2017

Not a book but in case you haven't seen it yet I would check out the movie Something Ventured

Mar 19, 2017

VC Book by Brad Feld is really good

Mar 19, 2017

Mastering the VC Game - Jeffrey Bussgang

The Lean Startup - Eric Ries

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Mar 19, 2017

If you are interested in this from perspective of an investor (decisions about buying, selling and growing companies), two very best books on PE/VC that I have read are below (they are more about VC, especially the casebook).

  1. The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital: Management Lessons from the Pioneers of Private Investing: http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Private-Equity-Ventu...
  2. Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook: http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Capital-Private-Equi...

I would admit this is advanced read, not because they are difficult but because they assume you know all the corporate finance / private investing concepts and basics.

Mar 19, 2017

"e Boys" is often talked about. There are a ton of technical books on VC, but eBoys is a more colorful "insider" account, similar to MonkeyB and LiarsP, etc. Has mixed reviews too, just like the others. Needs a grain of salt, just like the others.

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  •  Mar 19, 2017

well, I just stumbled upon this randomly, so I don't know what others think of it. But the Good Ventures, by John W. Wilson, is quite good--it kind of talks about how vc got started, from the words of entrepreneurs and VCs. It's kind of old--1985.

Maybe I'll check out e Boys too.

Mar 19, 2017

Read Investment Visionaries by Peter Tanous. First section is interviews with major players in the VC space. Really good insights on how VC partners think about the market.

Mar 19, 2017

Im actually in the process of reading Valley Boy by Tom Perkins, one of the founders of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Compaq, Google, Sun Micro, EA, Netscape, Amazon).

Its pretty good so far. Mix of venture cap experiences, pre-VC experiences and his life experiences.

Mar 19, 2017

Anything a little more educational, such as discussing follow-on rounds of funding, accretion/dilution, valuation of startups, etc? I had started to read "Deal Terms" by Wilmerding, which I thought was good, but wonder if there are better out there.

Mar 19, 2017

Hey, I have not read many books about VC, but I recently finished a book that I thought was decent: The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital. Its basically interviews with the top GPs from PE and VC, they talk about what each GP attributes to his success.

Mar 19, 2017

Thanks, I'll check it out.

Mar 19, 2017

I would say some good books would be:

Venture Deals by Feld and Mendelson
From Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
The New New Thing by Michael Lewis
The Hard Things About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

What I believe is the most comprehensive text is: The Business of Venture Capital by Mahendra something.

Also some blogs to check out:
Saastr.com
a16z.com the blog
andrewchen.co
Paul Graham has a 'blog' which has some good stuff in it.

Also consider getting on Quora.com (it was started by the old CTO of Facebook) and has so much resources on Venture Capital from the best VCs, founders and angel investors around.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

"Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL

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Mar 19, 2017

Wonderful, thanks for your response, this should help a ton.

Sep 9, 2018
UTDFinanceGuy:

I would say some good books would be:

Venture Deals by Feld and Mendelson
From Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
The New New Thing by Michael Lewis
The Hard Things About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

What I believe is the most comprehensive text is: The Business of Venture Capital by Mahendra something.

Also some blogs to check out:
Saastr.com
a16z.com the blog
andrewchen.co
Paul Graham has a 'blog' which has some good stuff in it.

Also consider getting on Quora.com (it was started by the old CTO of Facebook) and has so much resources on Venture Capital from the best VCs, founders and angel investors around.

Were there any particular thread on qora that you found interesting?

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Sep 9, 2018

Was anyone here able to make the move into VC ultimately?
If so would like to hear your story and advice

Sep 9, 2018
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