Start-Up Guide for the Technopreneur: Financial Planning, Decision Making and Negotiating from Incubation to Exit, + Website, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118518500
  • ISBN-13: 9781118518502
  • DDC: 332.041540
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 131 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book is written specifically for aspiring technology entrepreneurs to encourage and coach them to effectively think in strategic terms and consider the financial, strategic and decision-making aspects of the business in a holistic manner by examining the various issues a typical technology entrepreneur will face from "Incubation to Exit." Topics covered include strategic/financial planning, fund-raising, negotiations and corporate governance. The approach of this book is not to provide all the answers or a blueprint for success. This book is not an instruction manual, rather, it is mentoring/coaching instrument intended to be thought-provoking and enlightening. The objective is to provide effective mentoring to Tech entrepreneurs so they may avoid the dangers inherent in business start-ups in general and dealing within the often time treacherous realm of venture capital in particular. I strongly believe any technology entrepreneur purchasing this book will derive value far exceeding the book's purchasing cost. This book will serve as an excellent reference for anyone interested in mentoring themselves or for non-tech entrepreneurs as well who share similar fundamental issues and challenges of their Tech entrepreneur counterparts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Finance for Start-Ups 101.
2: Know Your Investors.
3: Business Planning from a Strategic Financial Perspective.
4: Financial Planning for Maximizing Returns.
5: Successful Fundraising.
6: Becoming a Formidable Negotiator.
7: Establishing an Investment-Grade Organization.
8: Financial Decision Making for Optimal Performance.
Appendix A: Sample Financial Plan.
Appendix B: Sample Funding Proposal.
Appendix C: Dictums of Entrepreneurial Finance.
About the Author.
About the Website.