Chapter 1 : Raising Venture Capital

Introduction

An Idea Is Not Enough to Get Funding

The Venture Capital Industry

Chapter 2 : VC Funding and Equity

Private Equity

Venture Capital

How Do Venture Capital Firms Make Their Money?

What Attracts Investors to a Company

When is it Time To Consider Venture Capital

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Venture Capital

The Board of Directors Controls the Company

Chapter 3 : How to Present Your Business Plan

Do Investors Want to See Your Business Plan?

The Business Plan

The Executive Summary

The Slide Presentation

The Complete Business Plan

Chapter 4 : The Investment Process

Early Stage Funding

Company Assessment

The Partnership Between the Venture Capitalist and the Entrepreneur

Step One of the Investment Process: Marketing Your Company to Investors

Step Two of the Investment Process: Presentation of the Business Plan

Risk Evaluation and Management

Due Diligence

Chapter 5 : Business Ideas, Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets

Business Ideas and Intellectual Property

Legal Counsel and Your Investor

How to Protect Your Company from Anti-Dilutions

The Board of Directors Controls the company

Chapter 6 : Know the Lingo and Understand Different Things Before Signing the Terms Sheet

Pre Money Valuation and Post Money Valuation

Chapter 7 : The Action Plan to Get Venture Capital

The Action Plan to Get Venture Capital

Chapter 8 : Funding Terms and Their Definitions

Funding Terms and Their Definitions