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Venture Capital Funding By Stephen Bloomfield

Venture Capital Funding
by Stephen Bloomfield

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Aimed at SMEs looking to raise new finance, Venture Capital Funding provides a detailed examination of the funding options available, the most effective approaches to venture capitalists, and new material on the legal and regional perspectives.
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Venture Capital Funding: A Practical Guide to Raising Finance by Stephen Bloomfield

The business of helping firms to become 'investment ready' has long been seen as vital to the long-term development of any economy, but the process of identifying and attracting the right kind of investor can be a difficult process for many small- and medium-sized businesses. Venture Capital Funding gives you a detailed, step-by-step guide to obtaining venture capital - from building a management team, through to the maze of due diligence procedures and necessary legal procedures. 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.

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Venture Capital Funding Reviews

"Does a very good job of analysing the different situations which companies might find themselves in when seeking finance and the possible solutions available, and breaks down the process into easily digestible steps." Young Company Finance "Given the failure rate among applicants for VC funding, this volume is extremely welcome and should be viewed as indispensable for anyone who is considering applying." European Business "Valuable, practical advice... This very readable and practical guide represents a valuable information source for SMEs seeking outside finance. It will also be of interest to students and teachers of corporate finance." Economic Outlook and Business Review "The book reads like a cosy chat over a pint with an old pal you've turned to for advice. Bloomfield's easy writing style makes the heavy issues involved with raising capital for business seem so obvious that you could be forgiven for thinking that the process of getting finance will be no sweat at all. If you need to raise money for your business this is a good place to start." Professional Manager "Looks at what sort of businesses will be attractive to the different types of VC, the processes of investment, the particular targets of VC funds, and the pressures on the VCs themselves as individual investors." Cambridge Evening News "An easily accessible style - designed for practical use rather than for an academic readership." East Anglian Daily Times

About Stephen Bloomfield

Stephen Bloomfield is Associate Dean of the Ashcroft International Business School. He has an extensive background in venture fund management, having been involved in the running of three venture capital funds and leading and participating in numerous deals and syndications. He is now actively involved in research into the way in which venture funding is conducted nationally and regionally.

Table of Contents

Chapters include: Developments in legal, regional and City matters; Why do you want funding?; The mechanics of doing the deal; Dealing with existing shareholders and stakeholders; Building the management team; Due diligence; The choice of investment vehicle; Post-investment considerations; Glossary of terms; Useful addresses.

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Venture Capital Funding: A Practical Guide to Raising Finance by Stephen Bloomfield
Stephen Bloomfield
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Kogan Page Ltd
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