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Enterprise and Venture Capital

A business builder's and investor's handbook

Christopher Golis, Patrick Mooney and Tom Richardson    
Format: Paperback - C format
Pages: 336

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A guide to the ins and outs of the venture capitalist's world that reveals how to secure venture capital and how to invest wisely, this is the bible for Australian venture capitalists now in its 5th edition.


Enterprise and Venture Capital is the bestselling guide for people looking to build new businesses around bright ideas, and investors awake to the opportunities offered by new business building. This is the revised and updated fifth edition of the book that is widely regarded as the handbook of the Australian venture capital industry.

Enterprise and Venture Capital sets out in a straightforward and practical way how to put venture capital to work. It discusses the fundamentals of business building, the sources of venture capital available and the steps involved in obtaining the appropriate financing, including the preparation of a business plan, the choice of a venture capitalist and negotiations with investors. This book includes advice to investors on how to invest venture capital wisely and concludes with three case studies involving venture capital investment and the lessons learned by both investors and entrepreneurs.

Enterprise and Venture Capital is based on the tripartite experience of one of Australia's leading venture capital managers, a leading corporate finance advisor and an experienced international businessman. It is also based on the analysis of over 6000 business plans and detailed interviews with some of the region's most successful international entrepreneurs.

'Enterprise and Venture Capital is our preferred guide for entrepreneurs and investors.' The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited

Christopher Golis has recently retired from the Australian venture capital industry after being involved since 1984. A graduate of Cambridge University and the London Business School, Christopher was one of the pioneers of venture capital management in Australia. He has written three books and is currently professionally speaking and leading workshops on Lifting Your Level of Emotional Intelligence.

Patrick Mooney has been involved in technology commercialisation and technology based ventures for more than 20 years. Executive roles have included CEO, sales, marketing and international partnering. He has lectured at the Australian School of Business and the University of Technology, Sydney in entrepreneurship, strategy and marketing.

Thomas Richardson has been involved in the finance industry in the US, Australia and Asia since 1984. He currently works in market risk management and has his own consulting and professional speaking business.

ISBN: 9781741756906
Australian Pub.: June 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Subject: Personal finance
Edition Number: 5th