*Tech Entrepreneur'S Survival Guide: How To

Most technology startups never make it to the fundingstage, and only a small percentage of those that are venture-backed generate a positive return for their investors. An even smaller number of startupfounders enjoy a truly prosperous exit.

Bernd Schoner cofounded his tech startup during the dot-com bust, navigated it through market crises and internal turmoil, brought it through the global financial meltdown intact, and eventually sold it to a multibillion-dollar, multinational public technology company.

In The Tech Entrepreneur's Survival Guide, Berndshares what he learned and what he wished he knew at the time. He explains the major phases in a technologycompany's life cycle, helping entrepreneurs avoid common pitfalls and survive crises when they strike. He guides readers from the initial bootstrapping process through venture-capital financing and provides valuable advice on how to sell a technology company profitably--even in a challenging economic environment. Every chapter presents solutions to realworld issues that could otherwise have fatal consequences for a tech venture.

Aspiring tech entrepreneurs will learn to:

Set up shop: build the team, assemble necessary startup assets (including technology and intellectual property), get legal and financial affairs in orderSecure capital: ask for money, nail the term sheet, ask for more moneyGet out: know when to sell, who to sell to, and how to make it a happy exit for all stakeholders, includingthe employees

Written with deep insight, refreshing candor, and a dash of humor, this comprehensive guide to the often harsh realities of startup life is indispensable for entrepreneurs at any stage.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780071823975
Categories Business and Economics, BX, Group 1, New Arrivals, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development
Author(s) Bernd Schoner
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Pages 288
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 16.00cm x 2.50cm x 23.60cm
Weight 0.558 kg