{Critical acclaim from experts}

“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)

“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

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