Recommended Book: Mastering The VC Game (2011)

January 10, 2021

Mastering The VC Game

An entertaining and well-written guide to Venture Capital by Jeff Bussgang.

A little anecdotal, and being published in 2011, dated. But you’ll come-away knowing what a Series A term sheet for $6m funding at $9m pre-money valuation with 20% unallocated stock options means, plus some general advice for finding and working with VCs.


  • Find a VC of the right size and specialism via your network.
  • Prepare well, but expect lots of rejection.
  • Agree details, particularly financial-outcomes and control upfront
  • Expect help with strategy, hiring and lead generation as well as the funding.

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