Critical acclaim from industry leaders


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)
Whether you are a practitioner or a student of the venture capital industry, this book offers innumerable insights into the art of the deal.
— Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
 
Detailed yet accessible description of the many facets of venture capital-from the nuanced considerations of an LP to the intricate mechanics of the entrepreneurial companies they bet on
— Amish Jani, Founder and Managing Director, FirstMark Capital
.. packs the insights and wisdom of those who have done it, not once but multiple times.
— Frank Caufield, cofounder, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Captures the LP mindset succinctly—any GP or aspiring VCs can benefit from this book.
— Timothy Recker, Chairman, Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)
The Business of Venture Capital is a comprehensive book with data, industry trends, and insights from leading VCs and LPs—a must have for practitioners.
— David York, Managing Director, Top Tier Capital Partners, a Fund-of-Funds with over $2 bn under management
Combines concrete examples and deep insights of industry leaders-a must-have for any venture investor or practitioner
— Karim Faris, General Partner, Google Ventures
An immensely useful and comprehensive guide.
— Mark Florman, CEO, British Venture Capital Association (BVCA)
 
Mahendra’s research into today’s most active investors reveals how the Venture Capital model is evolving.

It’s the closest book I’ve found to a User’s Manual for VC.
— David Cowan, Bessemer Venture Partners
 
A valuable resource for beginners and experts alike, The Business of Venture Capital addresses the complexities and challenges of being a successful venture capitalist
— Michael Kim, Managing Partner, Cendana Capital, a fund-of-funds
Mahendra demonstrates how skill, discipline, and often luck and intuition can help to create successful venture capitalists. This is engaging and enjoyable
— Jon Callaghan, True Ventures