August 13, 2007
SEMICONDUCTOR INVESTING BOOK
Venture Capital Report Provides Readers
with Proven Business Intelligence from C Level Executives from the
Worlds Most Respected Companies Nationwide
DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE): Research
and Markets has announced the addition of Semiconductor Venture
Capital Best Practices: Top Vcs, Entrepreneurs, And Semiconductor
Executives On Raising Capital, Valuations, Exit Strategies, And
Deal Strategies(Inside The Minds) to their offering.
Semiconductor Venture Capital Best Practices is an authoritative,
insider's perspective on the ins and outs of semiconductor venture
capital for VCs, entrepreneurs, and industry executives. Featuring
managing partners at top VC firms and CEOs of funded semiconductor
companies, these experts provide best practices for venture capitalists
and entrepreneurs at all stages of an investment with a focus on
raising capital, establishing valuations, determining exit strategies,
and structuring deals. From spotting opportunities in the industry
to developing a solid leadership plan, these industry leaders discuss
characteristics that make a good partner, key tools and methods
for determining valuations, strategies for conducting due diligence,
and negotiation techniques to produce a successful deal. These seasoned
experts reveal their advice for increasing fund-raising, assessing
potential ROI, evaluating the time-line of a deal, and understanding
management team criteria, as well as provide insight for hedging
risks and avoiding common mistakes. The different niches presented
and the breadth of perspectives represented enable readers to get
inside some of leading minds of today, as these insiders offer up
their thoughts around the keys to successful deal-making in this
rapidly expanding industry.
Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business intelligence
from C-Level executives (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from
the world's most respected companies nationwide, rather than third-party
accounts from unknown authors and analysts. Each chapter is comparable
to an essay/thought leadership piece and is a future-oriented look
at where an industry, profession, or topic is headed and the most
important issues for the future. Through an exhaustive selection
process, each author was hand-picked by the Inside the Minds editorial
board to author a chapter for this book.
Jeffrey L. Hilbert, President and Chief
Executive Officer, WiSpry Incorporated - "Turning Strategy
Drew Lanza, General Partner, Morgenthaler
Ventures - "Blocking and Tackling"
Gregory J. Galvin, Ph.D., President and
Chief Executive Officer, Kionix Inc. - "Growing a Micromechanical
Promod Haque, Managing Partner and
Robert Abbott, General Partner, Norwest
Venture Partners (NVP) - "Investing in the Semiconductor
Chip Stearns, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Stream Processors Inc. - "Peeling Back the
Layers of Risk"
Jim Spare, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Canesta - "Big Mission, Big Exit: A Stepwise
Michael L. Hackworth, Founder and Chairman,
Current Interim CEO, Cirrus Logic Inc. - "A View from
the Independent Director's Chair"
Daniel H. Ahn,
Managing Director, Woodside Fund - "Earning
a Venture Return in Semiconductor Investing"
Dr. Kevin J. Negus, General Partner,
Camp Ventures - "Early Stage Venture Capital for Wireless
Vinod K. Dahm, Co-Founder, NewPath
Ventures LLC - "Looking Ahead in the Semiconductor Market"
James Wei, General Partner, Worldview
Technology Partners - "Do's and Don'ts in Semiconductor Venture
Peter W. Moran, General Partner, DCM
- "Planting the Seeds for Venture Capital"
Dr. Jeffrey B. Casady, President, SemiSouth
Laboratories Inc. - "Funding High-Tech Solutions"
Anil Gupta, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Aristos Logic Corp. - "Developing a Vision
Appendix A: Funding Preparation
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