Are you an entrepreneur looking for funding, but daunted by the intricacies of venture capital? This provocative book reveals how venture capitalists run their own businesses and the ways they can best help you run yours, as well as the alternatives to venture capital and how to make a successful exit without losing your shirt. Who are the different members of the venture capital industry?
An Angel invests his or her own money as venture capital in a business; a Vulture hopes to earn enough out of making venture capital investments with other people's money to become as rich as an Angel; a Dragon is an Angel with such a thirst for publicity that he or she enjoys exposing themselves on television.
Angels, Dragons and Vultures draws on a career's worth of experience and observations of the mistakes made by entrepreneurs - some of their own making, and some into which they were cajoled by their investors. Simon Acland shows how to avoid such mishaps and shares his expertise to help entrepreneurs gain capital investment and professional assistance that is both lucrative and emotionally satisfactory.