CHAPTER 2

Entrepreneurial Venturing and Financing

Pursuit of a life less ordinary.

Introduction

This chapter discusses fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial venturing and entrepreneurial finance that inform our discussion in subsequent chapters. While these two topics are often discussed separately, for our purposes, they are complementary. Entrepreneurs express their business ideas by forming new ventures, with the venture also a legal entity for attracting and receiving private equity (PE) investment.

The chapter describes the sources of entrepreneurial finance available to the entrepreneur: bootstrapping, 3F (founder, family, and friends) funding, public sources, and PE, and then examines in more detail the two primary sources of PE we ...

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