Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, Authors of "Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist"
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 12:00 to 2:00 PM
100 Hutchins Hall, Law School, University of Michigan, 625 South State , Ann Arbor, MI
Jason Mendelson and Brad Feld, co-founders of Foundry Group, will be discussing their new book "Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist."
12:10-1:10 Discussion of "Venture Deals."
1:10-2:00 Book signing. Bring your copy or buy before. A limited number of books will be available for sale at the signing from Nicola's Books (http://www.nicolasbooks.com/).
Book Description (from Amazon):
Beginning in 2005, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, managing directors at Foundry Group, wrote a long series of blog posts describing all the parts of a typical venture capital Term Sheet: a document which outlines key financial and other terms of a proposed investment. Since this time, they've seen the series used as the basis for a number of college courses, and have been thanked by thousands of people who have used the information to gain a better understanding of the venture capital field.
Drawn from the past work Feld and Mendelson have written about in their blog and augmented with newer material, "Venture Deals" puts this discipline in perspective and lays out the strategies that allow entrepreneurs to excel in their start-up companies. Page by page, this book discusses all facets of the venture capital fundraising process. Along the way, Feld and Mendelson touch on everything from how valuations are set to what externalities venture capitalists face that factor into entrepreneurs' businesses.
About the Authors:
Jason has over a decade of experience in the venture capital and technology industries in a multitude of investing, operational and engineering roles. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group (www.foundrygroup.com), Jason was a Managing Director and General Counsel for Mobius Venture Capital, where he also acted as its chief administrative partner overseeing all operations of the firm. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, with distinction and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Michigan. Jason blogs about his experiences in the venture industry on his blog Mendelson's Musings and www.askthevc.com.
Brad (feld.com) has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty years. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars. www.TechStars.com
Event Sponsored by Tech Transfer the University of Michigan Law School, and the Wolverine Venture Fund.
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