TOOL Recommendation: Venture Deals

As part of our support for the entrepreneur community, Rev1 Offers tools and tips that we think will be valuable to our audience. As part of the tools series, we review books that are helpful along the startup journey.

Venture Deals Overview

This Wall Street Journal best seller, “Venture Deals” from Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson will walk you through how to evaluate different fund raising resources. With various types of funding available at different stages, this book discusses how to determine which opportunity is best for your business.

What You’ll Learn From Venture Deals

  • All about term sheets and why you need them.
  • Options for your capitalization table.
  • How to negotiate for the best long-term deal.
  • Legal matters you will encounter.

“As I read this book, I was amazed at how succinctly it captured the sum of my 16 years of experience raising money, dealing, and working with VCs and corporate lawyers. I wish I could travel back in time and hand this book off to my nervous and ill 22-year-old self.” – James Park, Fitbit Cofounder and CEO

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