I’m reading (it’s about time) a great 100 page book called “Terms Sheets & Valuations: An Inside Look at the Intricacies of Term Sheets & Valuations” by an east coast venture capitalist. It is outstanding. I wish I would have read this book five years ago before we (MyFamily.com) raised our first $12 million Series A round. I’m not sure it would have changed the subsequent events, but at least I would have had my eyes open going into business with venture capitalists. I agree with this quote by Murray B. Low at Columbia Business School: “This primer should be required reading for every entrepreneur. It is short, authoritative and worth its weight in gold.”
I also just bought “Innovator’s Solution” by Clayton Christensen and “Incubators” by Colin Barrow. Incubators is history and overview of the incubator accelerator movement which corporations, entrepreneurs, local governments and academic institutions are increasingly involved with. There are now more than 4,000 business incubators/accelerators worldwide. Barrow offers “a realists guide” to the world of business acceleration.