A comprehensive guide to financial planning and venture fundraising for tech entrepreneurs. As technology progresses, impacting our daily lives in more and greater ways, technology start-ups come and go at a dizzying pace. There are plenty of opportunities out there for anyone with a great idea, but it takes much more than a great idea to make your tech start-up a success. In addition to creativity and new ideas, being a successful tech entrepreneur requires strategic decision-making in terms of business planning, financial planning, negotiations, and corporate governance. This book serves as a thought-provoking guide that helps tech entrepreneurs avoid the dangers inherent in business start-ups in general and the treacherous realm of venture capital in particular. Presents a realistic picture of what can be expected from prospective investors and teaches how to identify valuable business partners; Explores how to craft a business plan from a strategic financial perspective; Discusses the essential elements of successfully raising funds; Examines the importance of formulating an overall financial strategy for your business; Covers the four stages of negotiation: prenegotiations, due diligence, actual negotiations, and concluding negotiations; Reveals how to establish an investment-grade organization and more.--Dust jacket.
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Rating||4/5 (72 users)|