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INTRODUCTION
A Venture Primer
Pre-Dotcom Venture Capital
Dotcom Venture Capital
Post-Dotcom Venture Capital
PART ONE: Up
March 1st: Pitching and Catching
March 2nd: Floating on Air!
April 1st: April Fools!
April 22nd: We are Legal!
May 3rd: Landlords and Other Evildoers
May 15th: Two Hundred Thousand Ways to Get Going
May 29th: Making Payroll
June 3rd: One Smart VC
June 12th: Pond Scum
June 16th: “In the Valley”
June 24th: Accounting Hell and the Paperwork Devil
June 30th: Over Before We Begin
July 6th: We are Officially a Joke at the Bar
July 13th: We are Done! No Wait…
July 14th: VCs Don’t Wire on Fridays
August 14th: Bored Meeting
September 3rd: Size Matters!
September 16th: Enron
November 17th: Viva Las Vegas
January 8th: Jobs to India
March 14th: VC Buddy #2: The French Connection
March 29th: Paris in the Spring
May 11th: Big Deal
June 30th: Jobs to India—Part II
October 4th: The French Riviera
November 14th: Jobs to India—Part III
February 11th: A Motley Crew
June 3rd: New Realities
July 1st: Save Us Money? No Way
July 16th: VC Board Meeting in NYC
PART THREE: Down
August 15th: To Live or Die in LA
August 24th: Replace Me, but not with this Loser
September 1st: Furlough
September 10th: Sleepless
September 11th: Terror
September 12th: Misery
September 19th: Aftermath
October 1st: Budgeting for $2Mn
October 9th: Ninety-Day Budgets, Twenty Days’ Funding
October 20th: Teaching VCs to Use Email
October 23rd: VC Buddy #3: The BBQ CEO
November 7th: Strike Three…You’re Out!
November 11th: How to Piss Off an 800lb Gorilla
November 22nd: Cleaning Out the Bank Account
November 25th: Enough
January 1st: Happy New Year!
February 2nd: Out
EPILOGUE: Lessons Learned
Lesson 1: Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs
Lesson 7: Look Back Fondly
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Adventure Capital

Adventure Capital

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Did you watch in horror as the stock market collapsed and the "dot-com bubble" burst, wiping out an old-age nest-egg, college fund, or early-retirement plan? Who caused this disaster? Adventure Capital points the finger at Venture Capitalists and tells you why your money still isn't safe.Through a personal tale of one startup's rise and fall on the backs of scheming venture capitalists, Adventure Capital highlights the worst excesses of the VC industry in a series of diary-entries of an entrepreneur swept up in the exuberance of Silicon Valley technology companies.A must-read for entrepreneurs starting a business, venture capitalists wanting insight on the worst of their kind, or anyone who thinks their money is safe now the bubble has burst.
Did you watch in horror as the stock market collapsed and the "dot-com bubble" burst, wiping out an old-age nest-egg, college fund, or early-retirement plan? Who caused this disaster? Adventure Capital points the finger at Venture Capitalists and tells you why your money still isn't safe.Through a personal tale of one startup's rise and fall on the backs of scheming venture capitalists, Adventure Capital highlights the worst excesses of the VC industry in a series of diary-entries of an entrepreneur swept up in the exuberance of Silicon Valley technology companies.A must-read for entrepreneurs starting a business, venture capitalists wanting insight on the worst of their kind, or anyone who thinks their money is safe now the bubble has burst.

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