The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies by  Mahendra Ramsinghani

The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies by Mahendra Ramsinghani

Description

This second edition of Mahendra Ramsinghani’s “The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies” is considered as a one-stop reference for venture capitalists. Apart from providing technical information at the most comprehensible level than most books that deal with the same subject matter, “The Business of Venture Capital” delves into its history, dispensing fascinating stories and excerpts that would enhance the readers’ knowledge on the subject matter. A must-have for anyone in venture capitalism or aspiring entrepreneurs. 

The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies by  Mahendra Ramsinghani

About the Author

Mahendra Ramsinghani is the Founder of Secure Octane – a cyber-security seed fund based in the San Francisco bay area. He formerly worked as a Director in Venture Capital Initiatives for Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Mahendra led the legislation for two Fund-of-Fund programs that deploy $200+ million in VC funds, Michigan. He is also the co-author of “Startup Boards”.

Mahendra’s holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an MBA with a major in Marketing & Finance.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements

PART ONE: Raising the Venture Fund

  • Chapter 1: The Basics
  • Chapter 2: Getting In
  • Chapter 3: Building Your Career as a Venture Capitalist
  • Chapter 4: The Universe of Limited Partners
  • Chapter 5: How Limited Partners Conduct Fund Due Diligince
  • Chapter 6: Defining Your Fund’s Investment Strategy
  • Chapter 7: How Institutional Investors Evaluate Fund Managers
  • Chapter 8: Fund Size and Portfolio Construction
  • Chapter 9: Performance Analysis
  • Chapter 10: Emerging Managers: A Promise of the Future
  • Chapter 11: The Venture Capital Firm, Operations, and Culture
  • Chapter 12: The Fund-Raising Process
  • Chapter 13: Terms of Investment: The Limited Partnership Agreement
  • Chapter 14: The Role of Placement Agents in Fund-Raising

PART TWO: Making Investments

  • Chapter 15: Sourcing Investment Opportunities
  • Chapter 16: The Art of Conducting Due Diligence
  • Chapter 17: Management Team Diligence
  • Chapter 18: Diligence beyond Management
  • Chapter 19: Structuring Investment Transactions
  • Chapter 20: Serving on the Board
  • Chapter 21: Board Culture, Composition, and Orientation
  • Chapter 22: Board Value Creation and Evaluation
  • Chapter 23: Challenges in the Boardroom
  • Chapter 24: Exit Strategies
  • Chapter 25: Acquisitions: The Primary Path to an Exit
  • Chapter 26: Initial Public Offering
  • Chapter 27: Human Psychology
  • Afterword
  • About the Author
  • About the Companion Web Site
  • Index