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G r o u n d Z e r o

Venture Capital Raising Plan

P a r t - I

How the Venture Capital Industry Works

1. What is Venture Capital?

2. How the Venture Capital Industry Operates

3. How VCs Make Money

4. Are All VCs the Same?

5. The VC Investment Process

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Assessing Your Readiness for Venture Capital

6. Do I Need Venture Capital?

7. Getting Over the Fear of the VC

8. To What Kind of Business do VCs Provide Money?

9. The Process of Raising Venture Capital

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Preparing for the VC

10. Hiring Advisers

11. Doing an Internal Review of Your Business

12. Doing a Growth Audit

13. Determining the Strategic Direction of Your Business

14. Building Your Board of Directors and Advisory Board

15. Understanding Ownership, Dilution and Rounds of Financing

16. Determining the Valuation of Your Business for VC Funding

17. Creating Your Funding Plan

18. Creating Your Business Plan

19. Creating the Elevator Pitch and the VC Presentation

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Negotiating and Structuring the Deal

20. Selecting and Meeting the VC

21. Preparing to Negotiate with the VC

22. Negotiating the Term Sheet

23. Managing the Due Diligence

24. Closing the Deal

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Managing the VC Relationship

25. Getting Along with the VC

26. Exiting Profitably 291

P a r t - VI


Appendix 1: History of Venture Capital in the US

Appendix 2: Venture Capital Industry in India

Appendix 3: Corporate Venture Capital

Appendix 4: Glossary of VC Terminology and Slang

Appendix 5: Recommended Reading