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Venture Capital Investments

Venture Capital Investments

  • Raj Kumar - Vice Chancellor, Panjab University
  • Manu Sharma - Assistant professor in University Institute of Applied Management Sciences, Panjab University

July 2020 | 184 pages | SAGE Response
Venture Capital is a form of financing provided by wealthy investors, investment banks and other financial institutions to start-ups and small- to medium-sized enterprises with strong growth potential in exchange of private equity stakes. These investors are also known as venture capitalists. With the rise of start-ups and small ventures, the market of venture capitalist and the interest of people in venture capitalism are also increasing. The valuation of the firms done by the venture capitalist at the beginning is not just a betting game. It is a thorough research done using different strategies and computing formulas.

Venture Capital Investments gives a fundamental understanding of various aspects of venture capital covering the nature of investments, deal evaluation, structure, economics and fundraising. It discusses the challenges a venture capitalist faces right from raising funds to evaluating a potential deal and exit valuation.  The book begins by covering the difference between the private market and the public market. Finally, it discusses fund economics and fund structure in venture capital firms. The book will be a helpful read for entrepreneurs who want to get into the shoes of a venture capitalist and understand how they valuate a firm or a start-up. It will also be an informative read for the aspiring venture capitalists who are interested to enter the venture capital market.

What Is Venture Capital?
History of Venture Capital
Venture Capital Industry
What Does Venture Capitalist Look For in an Investment?
Valuation of Venture Capital Investments
Fund Structure
Fund Economics
How Venture Capital Funds Raise Capital?

The book is informative, focuses on fundamentals of venture capital investments. It is easy to follow and helps grasp basic and practical concepts about venture capital investments.

Pankaj Singal
VP, Head of Data Governance, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, NY

The authors have written a prolific piece on the Indian venture capital market that will help students, academicians and practitioners alike. It helps understand this nascent and burgeoning segment with extensive examples. It approaches the venture business holistically and has cradle to grave coverage of the entire deal life cycle including the fund business. A must-read!

Puneet Gupta
Managing Director, Kentrus Investment Advisors Private Limited

What I liked in Venture Capital Investments is the flow of the chapters. Each chapter seamlessly and logically flows into the next and ensures a reader (technical or non-technical) understands the concepts completely. After my previous company exits and current company (funded by leading VC’s), this was a refreshing read and allowed me to brush-up my concepts!

Visham Sikand
Founding and Managing Director, Goals101 Data Solutions

This book will provide an opportunity for inventors and innovators to motivate and expand the scope of start-up businesses in India and other emerging economies. As a primer, the contents are digestible to readers having no previous background in business management, start-up or otherwise. I would strongly recommend the book to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) practitioners.

Mike Vinson
President and COO, Averatek Corp

“Aspiring entrepreneurs and students wanting to learn about the funding aspects of starting up can find a useful overview in the compact book.” 

YourStory, 24 September 2020

“The book would interest even an untutored reader as it explains how venture capitalists zero in on innovative ideas that are game- changers...  a quick and compact course on the fundamentals of venture capital.” 

The Tribune, 23 August 2020

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ISBN: 9789353884154

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