Below, see what readers are saying in reviews of this venture capital book. Quotes from students, VCs and educators.

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exceptional job presenting the many interlocking concepts

great primer to the topic of Venture Capital

avoids the usual trappings of overly theoretical explanations

 great job effectively summarizing very complex concepts

Praise from VCs and Educators

“After a decade of fronting a band and then more than a decade running a spectacular VC educational program, Patrick brings an educator’s perspective and an entertainer’s sensibilities to his overview of venture capital. VC Strategy will help anyone new to the industry understand how to think like a VC.”

Jason Mendelson, Foundry Group, author of Venture Deals: Be Smarter than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

“Patrick  lays out important concepts and insights in an easy to understand and digest form. As he clearly articulates in the book, the way that venture capitalists think is valuable to anyone in business.”

John F. Clarke, Dean of Graduate Programs, Tulane University

“Well organized, clearly articulated, this volume spans the gamut from beginner’s overview to expert’s guidebook. Venture Capital has never been more important, and this volume could not have been more timely.”

Jerome Engel, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Venture Capital Executive Program

Customer Reviews

Mar 4, 2020

Everything in one place - highly recommend

There is no shortage of Youtube videos and blog posts with information on Venture Capital, but I found it hard to piece them all together. This book is comprehensive, accurate, and uses concise explanations and analogies. While the author is from academia, the book avoids the usual trappings of overly theoretical explanations. The chapters are straight and to-the-point. After reading this, I have a clear picture of the industry, and actionable frameworks to use in upcoming interviews.

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Jul 5, 2019

Great intro to the VC world

I had Patrick for a VC course, and learned a ton! This book was a great primer to the topic of Venture Capital.

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Oct 22, 2018

Informative book - valuable review of an important topic

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Sep 24, 2018

Excellent Introduction to Venture Capital - Highly Recommend

Professor Vernon does an exceptional job presenting the many interlocking concepts that drive how and why VCs evaluate and invest in companies. What makes this such a great value to readers is how succinctly, and clearly, Professor Vernon explains each concept, together with the key motivations driving each concept in the minds of VCs. Very few authors could tackle the range of topics covered by VC Strategy in 270 pages. If you want to quickly get up to speed on how VCs think about the world and why, you can't find a better resource than this.

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Sep 20, 2018

Excellent read for entrepreneurs and financiers!

Professor Vernon has done a great job effectively summarizing very complex concepts. A must read for people interested in VC and entrepreneurship.

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