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Entrepreneurial Finance
The Art and Science of Growing Ventures


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Luisa Alemany, Job Andreoli, Colin Mason, Tiago Botelho, Josep Duran, Oscar Farres, Isidro Laso, Dietmar Grichnik, Torben Antretter, Alexander Stoeckel, Sophie Manigart, Miguel Meuleman, Stefano Caselli, Peter Witt, Jan Brinckmann, Peter Hiscocks, Hans Vanoorbeek, Timothy Bovard, Benoît Leleux, Johanna Mair, Lisa Hehenberger, Sara Seganti, Peter Roosenboom
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  • Date Published: September 2018
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108431859

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  • Academics and practitioners from a range of institutions across Europe provide a cutting-edge, practical, and comprehensive review on the financing of entrepreneurial ventures. From sourcing and obtaining funds, to financial tools for growing and managing the financial challenges and opportunities of the startup, Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures is an engaging text that will equip entrepreneurs, students and early-stage investors to make sound financial decisions at every stage of a business' life. Largely reflecting European businesses and with a European perspective, the text is grounded in sound theoretical foundations. Case studies and success stories, as well as perspectives from the media and from experts, provide real-world applications, while a wealth of activities give students abundant opportunities to apply what they have learned. A must-have text for both graduate and undergraduate students in entrepreneurship, finance and management programs, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs in any field.

    • Provides full coverage of entrepreneurial finance, from funding creative ideas to harvesting successful ventures
    • Focuses on European business practices which are illustrated by hands-on case studies and articles from the Financial Times
    • Chapters are written by academics and professionals from a wide range of leading institutions across Europe
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    • 2021 TAA Most Promising New Textbook Award.

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    • Date Published: September 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108431859
    • length: 644 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 177 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.36kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Funding Sources:
    1. Introduction to entrepreneurial finance Luisa Alemany and Job Andreoli
    2. Early sources of funding (1): incubators, accelerators and crowdfunding Job Andreoli
    3. Early sources of funding (2): business angels Colin Mason and Tiago Botelho
    4. Venture capital, private equity and corporate venture capital Josep Duran and Oscar Farres
    5. Public sources of funding Isidro Laso
    Part II. Funding Process:
    6. Deal sourcing and screening Dietmar Grichnik, Torben Antretter and Alexander Stoeckel
    7. Preparing the financial plan: forecasting Sophie Manigart and Miguel Meuleman
    8. Valuation of new ventures Luisa Alemany
    9. The term sheet and negotiating with investors Stefano Caselli
    Part III. Growing the Venture:
    10. Monitoring tactics and key metrics Peter Witt, Jan Brinckmann and Miguel Meuleman
    11. Corporate governance Stefano Caselli
    12. Managing your intellectual property Peter Hiscocks
    Part IV. Alternative Routes to Entrepreneurship:
    13. Entrepreneurship through acquisition (1): MBOs and MBIs Miguel Meuleman and Hans Vanoorbeek
    14. Entrepreneurship through acquisition (2): 'searchers' Timothy Bovard
    15. Turnarounds, workouts and other restructuring: reinventing value Benoît Leleux
    16. Impact investing: financing social entrepreneurs Johanna Mair, Lisa Hehenberger and Sara Seganti
    Part V. Harvesting and the Future of Entrepreneurial Finance:
    17. Harvesting: the exit Peter Roosenboom
    18. The future of entrepreneurial finance Luisa Alemany and Job Andreoli
    Appendix 1. Examples of public support for entrepreneurship in Europe
    Appendix 2. Typical business angel term sheet clauses
    Appendix 3. General term sheet
    Appendix 4. Angel term sheet
    Appendix 5. Measuring and managing impact.

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    Luisa Alemany, London Business School
    Luisa Alemany is an Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and the Academic Director of its Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She was formerly at ESADE Business School and a Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She is currently a Fellow at St Hugh's College (University of Oxford). She holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University, California, and a Ph.D. from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Her research focuses on entrepreneurial finance in general and more specifically in business angels, venture capital, impact investing, and entrepreneurship education for children. She is a founding member and director of Newton Venture Program. From 2009 to 2017, Dr Alemany was the director of the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute and the academic sponsor of ESADE Business Angels Network (BAN). She has been a director of the board of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN). She also holds seats in different investment committees and advisory boards, both in venture capital and impact investing. She is part of the first European women-only business angels network, Rising Tide I, II and III. Dr Alemany has held positions at Procter & Gamble, McKinsey & Co., and Goldman Sachs. She also has experience in venture capital and private equity, having worked for the funds Europ@Web and The Carlyle Group.

    Job J. Andreoli, Nyenrode Business University/New Business School
    Job Andreoli is a senior lecturer and Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Finance of the Nyenrode Business Universiteit and the Nyenrode New Business School in the Netherlands. In addition, he leads the Nyenrode Incubator in Amsterdam and is on the advisory board of a venture capital firm. Prior to joining Nyenrode, Mr Andreoli has worked as a strategy consultant for Ernst & Young (EY) and Capgemini and was responsible for setting up the Strategy and Innovation practice of Atos Consulting. He has also been involved in startups and working with small and medium-sized enterprises that tend towards financial distress. Mr Andreoli holds an M.Sc. degree in Strategic Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Universiteit and an M.Sc. in Education from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.


    Luisa Alemany, Job Andreoli, Colin Mason, Tiago Botelho, Josep Duran, Oscar Farres, Isidro Laso, Dietmar Grichnik, Torben Antretter, Alexander Stoeckel, Sophie Manigart, Miguel Meuleman, Stefano Caselli, Peter Witt, Jan Brinckmann, Peter Hiscocks, Hans Vanoorbeek, Timothy Bovard, Benoît Leleux, Johanna Mair, Lisa Hehenberger, Sara Seganti, Peter Roosenboom


    • 2021 TAA Most Promising New Textbook Award.

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