Venture Capital Due Diligence: A Guide to Making Smart Investment Choices and Increasing Your Portfolio Returns
Performing Venture Capital Due Diligence the Right Way
Venture Capital Due Diligence provides a clear and complete explanation of the venture capital (VC) due diligence process and shows you how to use it to assess investment opportunities, make smart investment decisions, and increase the return on your overall venture capital portfolio.
This comprehensive guide offers a full explanation of the VC due diligence process, from using screening mechanisms that sort out potential opportunities, to assessing the management qualities, business models, legal issues, and even intangibles of target companies. Structured around a number of carefully crafted questions that venture capitalists often ask when performing due diligence, this book puts you-the reader-in the position of a VC conducting due diligence on a particular company.
In-depth discussions of these questions and their possible answers pull together opinions from many of the major players in today's venture capital industry, including . . .
* Richard Testa of Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault
* Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
* John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
* Craig Johnson of the Venture Law Group
* Don Valentine of Sequoia Capital
* Kevin Fong of the Mayfield Fund
. . . and many others who are qualified to comment on the proper methods of performing VC due diligence and making VC investment decisions.
An essential guide for anyone involved in venture capital investing, Venture Capital Due Diligence helps you uncover potential problems, while showing you where to look and what to look for when conducting VC due diligence.