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Best Venture Capital Books to Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Venture Capital books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. #BreakIntoVC: How to Break Into Venture Capital and Think Like an Investor Whether You’re a Student, Entrepreneur or Working Professional (Venture Capital Guidebook) (2017)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadIf you are interested in habits to develop the investor mindset then before the gives you the insight to without endlessly scouring the internet or having access to the top venture firms in the industry.What if a could help you understand the complex and ever-changing landscape of the technology sector? What if you could tell a great business from a good business with a ? Imagine being one of the when it comes to transportation technology, drones or healthcare technology. Bradley Miles, in his first book, covers multiple ways to analyze and understand the complex and opaque world of…
Author(s): Bradley Miles

2. Venture Capital Deal Terms: A guide to negotiating and structuring venture capital transactions (2016)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadSo you’re (about to be) involved in a Venture Capital deal. How do you ensure you end up with the best possible deal?You need to know what you’re talking about. Not just on a basic level. On every level. You need to understand the ins and outs of the deal. What are your options? How exactly can they impact you, now as well as in the future? What are the people on the “other side of the table” aiming for? What are the pitfalls?Only if you truly understand the deal, will you be able to come to the best possible deal. And to truly understand the deal, you need to understand…
Author(s): de Vries, Harm , van Loon, Menno, et al.

3. Venture Capital For Dummies (2013)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadGetting a business up and running or pushing a brilliant product to the marketplace requires capital. For many entrepreneurs, a lack of start-up capital can be the single biggest roadblock to their dreams of success and fortune. Venture Capital For Dummies takes entrepreneurs step by step through the process of finding and securing venture capital for their own projects. If you’re an entrepreneur looking for hands-on guidance on how to secure capital for your business, the information in Venture Capital For Dummies gives you the edge you need to succeed….
Author(s): Nicole Gravagna, Peter K. Adams

4. VENTURE CAPITAL MINDSET: Become the candidate that every venture capital firm would like to hire (2018)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadThe main goal of this book is to help the reader become a desirable candidate for potential employers among venture capital firms. It is designed based on the coaching program created by Renata George with the purpose of finding and bringing new talent into the venture capital industry. The book reveals how venture investors actually think—a notion that is often expressed, but seldom explained in detail. Aside from providing a framework for actually finding a VC job, the book also helps one to define personal motives and drives, design an…
Author(s): Renata George

5. Venture Capital Strategy: How to Think Like a Venture Capitalist (2018)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadUnderstanding how venture capital works in our economy can be of benefit to a wide variety of readers, from entrepreneurs to corporate decision-makers and everyone in between. This book treats venture capital as a topic of entrepreneurial strategy, not finance, and includes a background of the industry, an explanation of all aspect of the “VC Job Cycle” and a framework called “VC Razor” for performing due diligence. Learning how to think like a venture capitalist can help anyone become a better decision-maker. “After a decade of fronting a band and then more than a decade running a spectacular…
Author(s): Patrick Vernon

6. Finding Genius: Venture Capital and the Future it is Betting on (2019)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadFinding Genius captures the insights and anecdotes shared by prominent venture capitalists who first backed companies such as Airbnb, Uber, Twitter, Facebook, SpaceX, Tesla, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Instagram. Between 2017-2019, Kunal Mehta interviewed dozens of successful venture capitalists to define entrepreneurial genius and to bring transparency to an industry that has often been a necessary sidekick to founders that shape the world we live in. Finding Genius attempts to answer a few key questions: How do discerning investors block out the noise to identify the next wave of innovation? What qualities do the…
Author(s): Kunal Mehta , Nitya Rajendran, et al.

7. Masters of Corporate Venture Capital: Collective Wisdom from 50 VCs Best Practices for Corporate Venturing How to Access Startup Innovation & How to Get Funded (2016)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadAndrew Romans captured wisdom from interviews with 100+ Corporate Venture Capitalists (CVCs), independent VCs, CEOs of startups, bankers and lawyers to write the definitive book on the topic of CVC. Masters of Corporate Venture Capital is packed with invaluable advice about how to best raise capital from CVCs, unlock synergies of partnering startups with large corporations for rapid international growth and avoid potential disasters and other dangers related to CVC.More than 20% of all Venture Capital financings include at least one CVC and thus startups need to understand this previously misunderstood area of funding….
Author(s): Andrew Romans , Ty Nowicki, et al.

8. Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes (2011)

Best Venture Capital Books to Read“This is probably the single most valuable resource for the entrepreneurs aspiring to build successful companies”―Ron Conway, Special Adviser, SV Angel, and investor in Facebook, Google, Twitter, Foursquare, PayPal, Zappos “I highly recommend Venture Capitalists at Work. This book captures the personalities and approaches of a number of leading VC practitioners and displays the heart and soul of the venture capital process, by offering an exclusive window into the voice of the practitioners.”―Gus Tai, Trinity Ventures “Venture Capitalists at Work is a foundational pillar in an entrepreneur’s…
Author(s): Tarang Shah, Shital Shah

9. Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms (2011)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadFinding the right venture capitalist to back your start-up is a challenge. Even if you manage to get backing, you want your VC to be a partner, not some dictator who will undermine your vision and take control of your life’s work.Jeffrey Bussgang is one of a very few people who have played on both sides of this high-stakes game. Now he draws on his unique perspective to offer high-level insights, colorful stories, and practical advice gathered from his own experience as well as from interviews with dozens of the most successful entrepreneurs and VCs. He reveals how to get noticed, perfect a pitch, and negotiate a…
Author(s): Jeffrey Bussgang

10. Starting Your Own Venture Investment Fund: A How To Guide (2018)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadWhether you work in venture capital or another industry, this book offers a step-by-step guide on how you can get started raising, managing, and investing from your own venture investment fund. Many professionals, including those that work in venture, do not fully know the process of starting a venture fund. It is a lengthy and rigorous process that experienced fund managers know quite well. But for those who are new to the process of raising venture capital, it can be a challenge trying to figure out what steps to take just to get started. This book provides clarity and…
Author(s): Kevin Joseph Moore

11. Get Backed: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck, and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams (2015)

Best Venture Capital Books to Read—Barbara Corcoran, ABC’s Shark Tank —Naval Ravikant, cofounder and CEO, AngelList —Slava Menn, cofounder and CEO, Fortified BicycleHOW DO YOU LAUNCH THE VENTURE OF YOUR DREAMS?Get Backed isn’t just about startup fundraising. It’s a handbook for anyone who has an idea and needs to build relationships to get it off the ground.Over the last 3 years, entrepreneurs Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr have raised $45 million for their own ventures, including the second largest round on the fundraising platform AngelList. In Get Backed, they show you exactly what they and dozens of others did to…
Author(s): Evan Baehr, Evan Loomis

12. Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Transactions 2018 (2018)

Best Venture Capital Books to ReadThe cornerstone resource from two of the industry’s leading authorities is now available with analysis of extensive changes resulting from the Tax Act and Proposed Regulations including Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Transactions, 2018 Edition, will guide you through the complex changes in the Tax Act and help you and avoid legal pitfalls and minimize your clients’ tax liability, as well as maximize returns on successful transactions. With extensive updates and practical explanations, Structuring Venture Capital…
Author(s): Jack S. Levin, Donald E. Rocap

Best Venture Capital Books to Read

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Venture Work: Employees in Thinly Capitalized Firms

Author(s): Alexander Styhre
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354246

Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It

Author(s): Scott Kupor
Publisher: Portfolio, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2391371

The Venture Capital Deformation: Value Destruction throughout the Investment Process

Author(s): Darek Klonowski
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2179885

Private equity and venture capital in Europe : markets, techniques, and deals

Author(s): Caselli, Stefano; Negri, Giulia
Publisher: Academic Press, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2370863

The Ultimate Start-Up Guide: Marketing Lessons, War Stories, and Hard-Won Advice from Leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

Author(s): Tom Hogan, Carol Broadbent
Publisher: Career Press, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1641819

Building Wealth through Venture Capital: A Practical Guide for Investors and the Entrepreneurs They Fund

Author(s): Len Batterson, Ken Freeman
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1692947

Venture Capital Deal Terms: A guide to negotiating and structuring venture capital transactions

Author(s): Harm De Vries, Menno Van Loon, Sjoerd Mol
Publisher: HMS Media Vof, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1708257

Mastering private equity : transformation via venture capital, minority investments & buyouts

Author(s): Prahl, Michael; White, Bowen; Zeisberger, Claudia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2017, Size: 13 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1711221

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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