Real Venture Capital Building International Businesses

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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A principal theme of the book is a plea for " real venture capital," with the venture capitalist adding substantial value to companies and their founders through a wide knowledge of business, in contrast to the purely financial skills required in other sectors of the private equity field, such as leveraged buy-outs.

Author Biography

RICHARD THOMPSON is a Cambridge science graduate who subsequently qualified in both chartered engineering and management consultancy. He has been the co-founder and chairman of several successful venture capital firms over a thirty-year span and is still active in the sector. He has a wide experience of international business.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Rationale
Background and History of Venture Capital
Other Forms of Private Equity
Venture Capital Definitions and Approaches
Growth Markets and International Expansion
The Commercial Application of Technology Products
Entrepreneurs, Managers and Directors
The Management of Resources
Financial Philosophy and Control
Financing and Its Structures
Second-Stage Financings
Third-Stage Financings
Strategic and Other Alliances
Acquisitions and Mergers
Trade Sales
Case Studies
International Niche Businesses
International Development
International Financing
Fund Structures and Management
Investment Processes
Investment Examples
Future Developments
The Role of the Venture capitalist
The Role of the Investor
The Impact on the economy
Conclusions and Lessons
An Early Paper on venture Capital
The healthcare and Technology Markets
Company Boards: Their Role and Structure
Invetsment Memoranda
Glossary of Terms
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