Books Startup Founders Should Read Before Pitching VCs For Money

When seeking out your first round of venture funding, preparation is key. And what better way to prepare than by hitting the books?

  1. The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs

    "Required reading. William H. Draper III, to give him his correct title, has lived an adventurous life, which makes his book more excitin...

  2. The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup

    Winner of the 2013 Silver Medal Book Award in Entrepreneurship, Axiom BusinessFinalist for the 2013 George R.

  3. Amazon.com: the most dangerous game

    Amazon.com: the most dangerous game

  4. Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2011: Drawing on decades of research in psychology that resulted in a Nobel Prize in Economic Sc...

  5. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

    "The Lean Startup has a kind of inexorable logic, and Ries' recommendations come as a bracing slap in the face to would-be tech moguls: T...

  6. Pitch Anything : An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

    Publication Date: January 26, 2011 Using the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method, you will discover that PITCH ANYTHING gives you a common vocabulary in ...

  7. Mastering the VC Game

    "Finding the right VC for you and your company can be a challenging task. Bussgang's recounting of his experience gives a unique perspect...

  8. Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

    Although it hasn't been very long since the first edition of Venture Deals was published, the need for information in this evolving field...

  9. To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

    "Full of aha! moments . . . timely, original, throughly engaging, deeply humane." -strategy + business "A fresh look at the art and scien...

  10. The Art of the Pitch: Persuasion and Presentation Skills that Win Business

    "What you'll love about this work is the total freshness it brings to presentations. From the very first chapter, Coughter redefines the ...

  11. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

    Starred Review. Unabashedly inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling The Tipping Point, the brothers Heath-Chip a professor at Stanford...

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