{Critical acclaim from experts}

Amazon Business of VC RatingOver 70 “five star” reviews on Amazon.com, with readers from USA,  Italy, France and India…..

Amazon Business of VC Rating 2014

“It’s obvious from the first word to the last that this is the real inside story from a true insider. Mahendra gets it right, in tone, in nuance, in accuracy. If you read only one guide to becoming a successful VC, this is the one to read.”–Paul Maeder, Chairman, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

“My review of it is really simple: “I wish I had this book in 1994 when I made my first angel investment, and then again in 1996 when I made my first VC investment. Wow – it would have saved me a lot of time, energy, confusion, and grief.” – Brad Feld, Foundry Group

“Captures the LP mindset succinctly–any GP or aspiring VCs can benefit from this book.”
Timothy Recker, Chairman, Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)

“An immensely useful and comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about venture capital.”–Mark Florman, CEO, British Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

“This book provides a ‘tip to tail’ in-depth overview of the life cycle of a venture capital investment, from investing in ideas to capitalizing on its value through a sale. It is a critical resource for the bookshelf of any practitioner or entrepreneur.” –Kelly M. Williams, Managing Director and Head of Customized Fund Investment Group, Credit Suisse, a fund-of-funds with $27 billion under management

“For those aspiring to apprentice in the art of venture capital investing, here is a book that combines tools, tactics, but most importantly, the wisdom of the pioneers in this unique investment field.” –Philip S. Paul, Chairman and founder, Paul Capital Partners, a pioneer in the Secondary business; Chairman and founder, Top Tier Capital Partners, one of the world’s leading fund-of-funds

“Mix in insights of experts, some thoughtful speculations, and some real-life examples and what you have is a valuable tool for any practitioner–venture capital investing is an art as well as a science, and this book blends these well.” –Catherine Crockett, cofounder and Managing Partner, Grove Street Advisors, a fund-of-funds with $6 billion under management

“When we formed Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) in the ’70s, the golden age of VC had just begun. For VC 2.0, this book packs the insights and wisdom of those who have done it, not once but multiple times.” –Frank Caufield, cofounder, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, one of the world’s leading venture firms

“Mahendra captures the essence of venture capital investing. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in a career in venture capital. After this book, all you need is intuition.”
Timothy Draper, founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a venture capital firm with offices in the U.S., China, and India

“This book covers a broad spectrum of venture capital investment cycle; an excellent addition to any practitioner’s bookshelf.”–Immanuel Thangaraj, Managing Director, Essex Woodlands, a global healthcare venture fund with $2.5 billion under management

“I devoured the book in a weekend, and loved the way it gives a complete and very clear picture of the business. Besides effective explanations of main technical topics, all practical examples and eclectic quotations (from Tolstoy to Saint’Hexupery) give the feeling of how important is personal attitude and open-minded approach in this business. A precious and essential book for every professional involved in VC business, on both investor’s and entrepreneur’s sides, or simply for who is wondering “how does this work?” – Lorenzo Lombardi, Milano, Italy

“the most comprehensive book on the business of venture capital that I have come across. Provided me with insights into the VC mindset. Mr. Ramsinghani does a great job in crafting the map with his knowledgeable insight, experience and network in the fascinating world of Venture Capital” – Mustapha Khimeche, Paris, France

“I was on lookout for a book that not only strengthens my basics but would also help me develop my own perspective of how the ecosystem behaves  - `The Business of Venture Capital..’  fit the bill perfectly.” – Vishrayasan, India

“There’s something very special about a book that despite being arguably about finance, is exceedingly hard to put down. In every page you get the feeling that this clearly is a work of love by someone who is passionate about driving innovation forward through venture capital. And despite the passion, it remains grounded, practical, readable and comprehensive. As someone who’s been on both sides of the VC table and is currently an MBA student, I can say I’ve done my fair share of reading on the subject–from academic papers on one end, to blogs on the other. Ramsinghani’s book is, from cover to cover, just precisely the right balance between the informative structure of a trade book and the invaluable insights and anecdotes from the collective wisdom of practitioners–the latter indispensable considering venture capital is, at its heart, a people business. This is in fact nothing less than the new standard in learning the business of venture capital. When eager MBA students and applicants ask me about Venture Capital, The Business of Venture Capital has become my go-to recommendation.” – Ricardo Taveira, Chicago, USA

Leave a Reply