Biotechnology Venture Capital Investments is an authoritative, insiders perspective on the ins and outs of biotechnology venture capital and the unique factors surrounding venture capital in this ever-evolving industry. Featuring managing directors and partners representing some of the nations top VC firms, this book provides tactical advice for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs on structuring investments and negotiating deal terms. These industry experts offer proven strategies for establishing valuations, putting together a management team, evaluating risk, and overcoming many of the challenges involved specifically within the biotech industry. From examining term sheets to working with founders, these experts articulate methods for approaching deals strategically and funding appropriately based on key milestones. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great minds powering the biotech venture world, as experts offer up their thoughts around the keys to success within this fascinating industry where science, investing, and deal-making intersect...
Chapters Include: 1. Wm. Blake Winchell, Managing General Partner, Fremont Ventures - "Building Businesses With Venture Capital" 2. ...
Wm. Blake Winchell is a member of the World President’s Organization (www.wpo.org) and is an adjunct professor at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, one Europe's leading business schools, where he teaches highly rated courses on Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Acquisition (Search Funds). He is also on the IE Business School International Advisory Board.
Blake received his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and he is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College with high honors in English and Economics; he was a Rufus Choate Scholar and received the Henley Economics Award.
Europe is undergoing a significant technology entrepreneur brain-drain to the United States because it is not doing enough to retain information and communication technology (ICT) start-up companies.
A report by researchers from Imperial College Business School, initiated by the EIT ICT Labs and published today, found that ICT is a major economic driver for Europe. Between 2005 and 2010, investment in the sector accounted for one-third of all economic growth in the region, while ICT innovations bring positive, knock-on benefits for other industries.
The report – ‘ICT innovation in Europe: Productivity gains, start-up growth and retention’ – found that European countries are leading the way in nurturing talent, but do hardly enough to retain it. In fact, 43 percent of successful EU start-ups end up being acquired by US companies.
Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz shares which entrepreneurial skills truly matter, and why learning to manage well may be the most critical skill of all. Horowitz, a founding partner of Andreessen Horowitz, discusses the value of learning inside a large company, some of the exciting technology frontiers ahead, and the purpose and philosophy of his firm, in conversation with Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers.
But a new list from PitchBook shows that a college education isn’t always a hindrance to launching a high-growth company, especially if you attend Stanford University. The California-based private college has once again topped PitchBook’s Top Universities for VC-backed Entrepreneurs. The research firm reviewed its venture-capital database of more than 13,000 founders and ranked each school by the number of graduates who went on to launch venture-backed companies over five years ending August 2014. It also calculated the total number of startups founded by a college’s alumni and total capital raised from each institution.
Stanford alumni led the pack with 378 founders. PitchBook counts a total of 309 companies originating from Stanford grads, all raising a total of $3.5 billion in venture capital.