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Books & Publications

A growing number of books are being published on the subject of angel groups and angel investing in general. Below is a short list of publications that may be of interest to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the field of angel capital.

Amis, David and Stevenson, Howard, Winning Angels, The 7 Fundamentals of Early Stage Investing, Edinburg: Peterson Education, 2001.

Benjamin, Gerald A. and Margulis, Joel B., Angel Investing - How to Find and Invest in Private Equity, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Benjamin, Gerald A. and Margulis, Joel B., The Angel Investor's Handbook: How to Profit from Early-Stage Investing, New York: Bloomberg, 2001.

Berkus, Dave, Extending the Runway: Leadership Strategies for Venture Capitalists and Executives of Funded Companies, via www.berkus.com, 2008.

Fisher, Jon, Fisher, Gerald and Wing, Wallace, Strategic Entrepreneurism(TM); Shattering the Start-up Entrepreneurial Myths, New York: SelectBooks, Inc, 2008.

Gladstone, David and Gladstone, Laura, Venture Captial Investing: The Complete Handbook for Investing in Private Businesses for Outstanding Profits, Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT/Prentice Hall, 2004.

Gompers, Paul and Lerner, Josh, The Venture Capital Cycle, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.

Hill, Brian E. and Power, Dee, Attracting Capital From Angels: How Their Money and Their Experience Can Help You Build a Successful Company, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

Kawasaki, Guy, The Art of the Start, England, Penguin Books, 2004.

Lerner, Josh, Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed - and What to Do About It, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.

May, John and O'Halloran, Elizabeth F., State of the Art: An Executive Briefing on Cutting-Edge Practices in American Angel Investing, Charlottesville, VA: Darden Business Publishing, University of Virginia, 2003.

McKaskill, Tom, An Introduction to Angel Investing - A Guide to Investing in Early Stage Entrepreneurial Ventures, Australia: Breakthrough Publications, 2009.

McKaskill, Tom, Invest to Exit - A Pragmatic Strategy for Angel and Venture Capital Investors, Australia: Breakthrough Publications, 2009.

McKaskill, Tom, Raising Angel & Venture Capital Finance - An Entrepreneur's Guide to Securing Venture Finance, Australia: Breakthrough Publications, 2009.

McKaskill, Tom, Ultimate Exits: The Secret Behind Selling Entrepreneurial Ventures at Staggering Prices (Book and Workbook), Australia: Breakthrough Publications, 2010.

Moore, Karl and Coveney, Patrick, Business Angels: Securing Start Up Finance, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

O'Halloran, Elizabeth, Rodriguez, Peter and Vergara, Felipe, An Executive Briefing on Angel Investing in Latin America, Charlottsville, VA: Dardend Business Publishing, 2005.

Osnabrugge, Mark Van and Robinson, Robert J., Angel Investing: Matching Start-up Funds with Start-up Companies - The Guide for Entrepreneurs, Individual Investors, and Venture Capitalists, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Peters, Basil, Early Exits: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors (But Maybe Not Venture Capitalists), MeteorBytes, 2009.

Peterson, Ron, When Venture Capitalists Say "No", Maryland: Comanche Press, 2003.

Preston, Susan L., Angel Financing for Entrepreneurs, Early-Stage Funding for Long-Term Success, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Payne, William H., The Definitive Guide to Raising Money from Angels, Bill Payne and Associates, www.billpayne.com, 2007.

The Planning Shop and Bell, Joseph R., Finding an Angel Investor in a Day, Palo Alto, CA: Planning Shop, 2007.

Rogers, Steven, The Entrepreneurs Guide to Finance and Business: Wealth Creation Techniques for Growing a Business, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Shane, Scott A., Fool's Gold?: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America, New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Shane, Scott A., The Importance of Angel Investing in Financing the Growth of Entrepreneurial Ventures, Washington, DC: Small Business Administration, An Office of Advocacy Working Paper, 2008.

Sherman, Andrew J., Raising Capital: Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business, 2nd edition, New York: AMACOM, 2005.

Simmons, Chad, Business Valuation Bluebook: How Successful Entrepreneurs Price, Buy, Sell, and Trade Businesses, Tempe, AZ: Demand Press, 2002.

Simmons, Cal and May, John , Every Business Needs an Angel: Getting the Money You Need to Make Your Company Grow, Washington DC: Crown Business, 2001.

Wilmerding, Alex, Term Sheet Valuations A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Term Sheets & Valuations, Bedford, MA: Aspatore Books, 2006.

Williams, Kelly, Working with Angel Investors for Community Development, New York: Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, 2003.



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