Introduction

This book has been great fun to write, and with this revision it is ready for another 15-year run. More than 500 venture capital, buyout, and mezzanine funds are using the book to enlighten their new investment officers, associates, and analysts. When the book was written 15 years ago, there was no prediction that Venture Capital Investing would become so widely used by professionals in the industry. However, with the tremendous increase in venture capital and the many new employees, the book has benefited by filling that need. Please note that throughout this book, we use the term venture capital to cover the areas often called private equity investing. Under this general term, venture capital, we are lumping investing in leveraged ...

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