GERALD A. BENJAMIN, MS, is Senior Managing Partner of International Capital Resources (ICR) in San Francisco, and is recognized by entrepreneurs, investors, venture organizations, and academic entrepreneurial finance programs as one of the nation's leading authorities on the angel capital market. Over 50,000 entrepreneurs have attended Benjamin's seminar, "Angel Financing: How to Raise Private Equity for the Early-Stage Venture," which has been sponsored and presented by over 200 prominent entrepreneurial and investor organizations in the United States. His research in the field has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Time, Barron's, Investor's Business Daily, and many other publications. Benjamin received his BA and MS degrees from the University of San Francisco.
JOEL B. MARGULIS is a member of the English Department at San Francisco State University and has authored and coauthored a number of books on a variety of subjects. He received his BA in history and MA in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
PART ONE: THE CHALLENGE AND THE SOLUTIONS.
Chapter 1. The Challenge.
Chapter 2. The Solution: The Private Placement.
Chapter 3. The Solution: A Strategy That Works.
PART TWO: UNDERSTANDING THE ANGEL INVESTOR.
Chapter 4. Alternative Sources of Capital.
Chapter 5. Angel Capital in America: A Study.
Chapter 6. What Do Private Investors Look for in a Deal?
Chapter 7. Types of Private Investors.
PART THREE: RESOURCES FOR ENTREPRENEURS RAISING CAPITAL.
Chapter 8. Alternative Funding Resources in Accessing Angel Capital.
Chapter 9. Directory of Alternative Funding Resources.
Chapter 10. Building Your Own Database of Angel Investors.
PART FOUR: UNDERSTANDING THE ANGEL INVESTMENT PROCESS.
Chapter 11. The Venture Investing Process.
Chapter 12. Preparing for Due Diligence.
Chapter 13. Valuation of the Early-Stage Company.
Appendix A: How to Write and Present an Investor-Oriented Business Plan.
Appendix B: legal Primer on Securities Law Issues for Nonlawyers.
Suggested Reading List.
About the Authors.