Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation, 2nd Edition
Wiley & Sons, 2010

The Financial Principles Every Venture Capitalist Needs To Master!

In Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation by Associate Professor Ayako Yasuda with Andrew Metrick, Yale School of Management, future and current venture capitalists will find a useful guide to the principles of finance and the financial models that underlie venture capital decisions. Assuming no knowledge beyond concepts covered in first-year MBA course, the text serves as an innovative model for the valuation of start ups, and will familiarize you with the relationship between risk and return in venture capital, historical statistics on the performance of venture capital investments, total and partial valuation—and more.