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Identifying and attracting the right kind of investor can be a difficult process. Venture Capital Funding gives a step-by-step guide for small and medium-sized businesses to obtain venture capital – from building a management team through the maze of due diligence procedures.
Though the book is firmly rooted in UK and EU practice, US entrepreneurs will nonetheless find the discussion of the nuts and bolts of venture capital of interest. The practicalities of competing for, and winning, additional capital are broken down into key areas, such as: the significance of the business plan, types of investor, targeting and attracting a funder, negotiation and initial valuations, the due diligence process, and the available investment vehicles. It also explores the many reasons why companies seek out additional funding, and discusses the points in the business life cycle when such injections are appropriate.