(August 24, 2012, New York) Gone are the days when venture capital groups poured millions into every "next big thing." Competition is fierce, and only the most viable businesses-and expert fundraising-will reap the capital necessary to drive continuous growth. The most pressing issues (and glowing successes) raising venture capital money will be presented at Venture Capital Happy Hour (http://www.VCHappyHour.com), on Tuesday September 4, 6:00pm, by Andrew J. Sherman, author of "Raising Capital". Visionaries, investors and advisors of the next Facebook, Google and Groupon are invited to join Venture Capital Happy Hour, organized by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), great opportunities for practitioners to speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade, both opportunities and challenges.
Packed with tools for building business plans, preparing loan proposals, drafting offering materials, and more, "Raising Capital" covers every phase of the growth cycle and helps readers navigate the murky waters of capital formation. Containing checklists, charts, and sample forms, the third edition provides insights on the latest trends in the domestic and global capital markets, an overview of recent developments in federal and state securities laws, and strategies for borrowing money from commercial banks in today's credit-tightened markets. Whether one's business is a fledgling start-up, a rapid growth company, or a more established organization, this insider's guide offers readers the strategies they need to take their business to the next level.
Andrew J. Sherman is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Jones Day, with over 2,700 attorneys worldwide. Mr. Sherman is a recognized international authority on the legal and strategic issues affecting small and growing companies. Mr. Sherman is an Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University where he has taught courses on business growth, capital formation and entrepreneurship for over twenty-three (23) years and won numerous teaching awards at both schools.
Mr. Sherman is the author of twenty-six (26) books on the legal and strategic aspects of business growth and capital formation. His twenty-third (23rd) book, Harvesting Intangible Assets, Uncover Hidden Revenue in Your Company's Intellectual Property, (AMACOM) was published in October of 2011. His twenty-fourth (24th) book, Raising Capital, 3rd edition was published in the Spring of 2012, his twenty-fifth (25th) book, Essays on Governance published in late Spring of 2012 and his twenty-sixth (26th) book, Diamonds in the Rough, co-authored with Elizabeth Vazquez, is due to be published in late Fall of 2012.
Venture Capital Happy Hour, featured in The New York Times, is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org