Alexander Haislip specializes in venture capital and technology investment analysis. He is a columnist for Forbes.com and has been a senior writer at Thomson Reuters's Venture Capital Journal and Private Equity Hub for the past four years. He holds an economics degree and a finance certificate from Princeton University and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Mr. Haislip has won awards from the New York Financial Writers Association, the National Press Foundation, and the Western Publishing Association. The London-based Management Consultancies Association recognized him as one of the "Best Young Management Writers."
In addition to researching and writing, Mr. Haislip also conducts conferences and moderates panels of experts on topics such as venture capital, cleantech, energy, buyouts, fundraising, and private equity. You can find more information about Mr. Haislip at his Web site, www.AlexanderHaislip.com.
Chapter 1: Industry Overview.
What is Venture Capital?
How Venture Capital Works.
Venture Capital in Crisis.
Chapter 2: Careers and Organization.
Launching a Career.
Nurturing Your Career as a Venture Capitalist.
Firm Structure and Organization.
Planning for the Future.
Chapter 3: Fundraising.
Fundraising is a Venture Capitalist's Number One Priority.
What Limited Partners Want.
Working with Limited Partners.
Why Invest in Funds That Lose Money?
First Time Funds.
The Future of Fundraising.
Chapter 4: Investing Basics.
What Makes a Good Deal?
Macroeconomics of Investing.
Typical Preferred Stock Clauses.
Stock During Different Stages of Development.
Chapter 5: Finding Investments.
Hunting for Investments.
Growing Your Own Investments.
Chapter 6: Getting the Money Back.
Gains from Investment.
The IPO Crisis.
Solving the IPO Problem.
Are Fewer IPOs a Bad Thing?
New Strategies and Adaptations for Liquidity.
Chapter 7: Booms, Bubbles & Busts.
Riding the Waves.
Chapter 8: Going Global.
Strategies for Foreign Investing.
Venture Capital Outside the United States.
Rest of the World.