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 a 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.