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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Capital Raising Reading

Capital Raising Reading: "Zero to IPO by David Smith

The essential manual for anyone looking at starting a fast growth company financed with other people's money. This manual does the best job I have ever seen of explaining the four possible outcomes for such a company. It uses a dramatic graphic called 'Startup Island' to enable you to grasp the big picture. Startup Island has three peaks in descending order of elevation (i.e., valuation): IPO, cashflow sale, and asset sale. The fourth possible outcome is landing in the 'Shutdown Sea'. (No, investor-backed companies will not be allowed to just limp along indefinitely.)"

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