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August 13, 2007


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 into Opportunity"

Drew Lanza, General Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures - "Blocking and Tackling"

Gregory J. Galvin, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Kionix Inc. - "Growing a Micromechanical Business"

Promod Haque, Managing Partner and Robert Abbott, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) - "Investing in the Semiconductor Industry"

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 Approach"

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 Semiconductor Companies"

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 Capital"

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 for RAID"

Appendices Include:

Appendix A: Funding Preparation

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c65514





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