VC Book Reviews

Readers’ Reviews

Koh Boon Hwee, Chairman, DBS Bank Ltd: “It is extremely comprehensive, and will be a help to anyone who intends to be a budding venture capitalist.”

Low Seow Juan, Consultant to Lee and Lee, Advocates and Solicitors: “This book is a godsend to legal practitioners who want to understand venture capital without the attendant technical jargon. It is extremely readable because of the case studies and at the same time contains a wealth of details. This book is a must for all serious corporate lawyers and an essential addition for all law libraries.”

Chua Kee Lock, Managing Director, Walden International: “A most comprehensive reference handbook for all venture capital practitioners. I am delighted by the novel systematic approach to due diligence created by the author.”

Barry Levett, Senior Portfolio Manager, Shell International: “I am enjoying your book very much – I like the clean style and simple explanations.”

NS Somashekhar, MIT Sloan Fellow, Senior Investment Consultant, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore: “I really enjoyed your book which has become my reference book. It provides a systematic framework for the whole due diligence process. Truly a powerful tool for investment professionals; a comprehensive and practical mentor.”

Chuah Sue Huey, Senior Associate, VinaCapital Group, Vietnam: “My copy got robbed by one of my Managing Directors and now I want to order one more for myself, my colleague wants one and I want one to give to my good VC friend. It is such an amazing book …”

Jervis Danquah, CFA, Senior Vice President, Databank Private Equity Ltd, Ghana: “Thanks for your insightful book! I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it for all those in the VC industry!”

Firat Yucesoy, Marketing Manager Partner, Caretta International Freight Forwarding Co. Ltd., Instanbul, Turkey: “I would like to thank you for all this valuable information. Your book is unique and filling a gap in the market. It is very detailed but easy to read.”

Ken Reimer, Managing Partner, Pelagic Group Pte Ltd: “Your book is full of practical advice and I couldn’t have hoped for more relevant content than what is in it as we are going about setting up our new fund. It is an invaluable source of support.”

Yeung Chia Li, Investment Manager, EDB Investments: “Your book helped me and my team of MBA classmates in NUS Business School to prepare for a VC competition held in Hyderabad, India (VCIC 2010), in which we won and enabled us to participate in the international finals held in USA. It’s a book that I would unreservedly recommend to anyone who is keen to learn about VC investments.”

Ian Letele, Business Development Director, no.8wire Pte Ltd: “Just a short note to tell you how much I enjoyed your insightful book – very pragmatic and readable. I wish I had found out about it much earlier.”

Terence Ng, Director / Partner, Ardent Business Advisory Pte Ltd & Ardent Associates (CPA firm): “Your book is very useful. I learnt a lot from it!”

Lee Junior, Founding Partner, The Silver Lining, and Associate / Adjunct Lecturer: “A Priceless Book.”

Tan Yinglan, Author, “Way of the VC”: “Your gift of your book inspired me to write three books on venture capital related subjects!”

Note: Some designations may have since changed, but were correct at the time the comments were received.

Editorial Review

Written by a seasoned practitioner, Venture Capital Fund Management arguably provides the most comprehensive coverage of the entire professional practice of a venture capital firm. Offering in-depth explanations of concepts, practical advice on methodologies, and suggestions of best practices, this book covers topics such as venture capital fund-raising, deal sourcing and screening, due diligence, valuation, deal structuring, deal negotiation, and legal documentation, as well as the post-investment processes of monitoring, adding value, and divestment.

This book also provides readers with crucial information surrounding issues that commonly affect venture capital firms, such as corporate governance, public disclosure, corporate structure, fund performance measures, investor relations,

tax, legal, and staffing issues. Furthermore, by applying total qualitymanagement concepts to the due diligence process, the author has created a systematic approach to effective due diligence.

Venture Capital Fund Management is a comprehensive and integrated book on the venture capital investment practice and is truly an indispensable resource for both practitioners and would-be practitioners alike. Professionals such as lawyers, accountants, bankers, consultants, and investment advisers, as well as business angels and entrepreneurs, will find this book useful to learn more about the internal processes and mentality of venture capitalists, to assist them in their work and relationships with venture capitalists.