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WCS Book Club: Venture Deals by Brad Feld
Thursday, July 13, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
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Join WCS Book Club for the discussion on Venture Deals by Brad Feld. Get the book here. Stay tuned for more info!

  • Virtual event. 
  • Ticket price: $5. This event is complimentary for all WCS members. No promo codes needed.
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  • All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event.

The Cleantech and Sustainability Industries are dynamic and fast moving. To stay on top of the latest research and news it’s important to read. Unfortunately, as women, we are often pressed for time and may lack a community of like-minded individuals to engage with.

The goal of the WCS Book Club is to motivate women to come together to read the year’s most important sustainability books, while getting the chance to meet and befriend other women in the Cleantech and Sustainability Industries. What’s more intellectually stimulating than discussing transformative ideas with other passionate women?

Each year we will aim to read 3 books, and will have virtual events discussing each book. In addition we also have a WCS Connect Slack Channel, where the group can share related articles and thoughts pertaining to topics relevant to the book. 

About the book (Amazon)

Help take your startup to the next step with the new and revised edition of the popular book on the VC deal process―from the co-founders of the Foundry Group

How do venture capital deals come together? This is one of the most frequent questions asked by each generation of new entrepreneurs. Surprisingly, there is little reliable information on the subject. No one understands this better than Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. The founders and driving force behind the Foundry Group―a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage information technology companies―Brad and Jason have been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings. Their investments range from small startups to large Series A venture financing rounds. The new edition of Venture Deals continues to show fledgling entrepreneurs the inner-workings of the VC process, from the venture capital term sheet and effective negotiating strategies to the initial seed and the later stages of development.

Fully updated to reflect the intricacies of startups and entrepreneurship in today's dynamic economic environment, this new edition includes revisions and updates to coverage on negotiating, gender issues, ICO’s, and economic terms. New chapters examine legal and procedural considerations relevant to fundraising, bank debt, equity and convertible debt, how to hire an investment banker to sell a company, and more.

  • Provides valuable, real-world insights into venture capital structure and strategy
  • Explains and clarifies the VC term sheet and other misunderstood aspects of capital funding
  • Helps to build collaborative and supportive relationships between entrepreneurs and investors
  • Draws from the author’s years of practical experience in the VC arena
  • Includes extensively revised and updated content throughout to increase readability and currency

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist is a must-have resource for Any aspiring entrepreneur, venture capitalist, or lawyer involved in VC deals as well as students and instructors in related areas of study.