Chapter 1 - The Spectrum of Capital

Capital Definition by Marshall Hargrave
Private vs. Public Company: What's the Difference? by Christina Majaski
Private Equity vs. Public Equity: What's the Difference? by Greg McFarlane
Startup Fundraising 101: The Pros and Cons of Different Sources of Funding by Matt Ward
Private Sector by Jim Chappelow
Venture Capital: How to raise funds for your business by Kaiwen Leong, Wenyou Tan, and Elaine Leong (Cavendish)
Angel Investor by Akhilesh Ganti
If You Take Venture Capital, You’re Forcing Your Company To Exit by Luke Kanies
How To Get Fired As A Startup CEO by Tim Jackson
Debt vs. Equity Financing: Pros And Cons For Entrepreneurs by Alejandro Cremades
Series A, B, C Funding: How It Works by Nathan Reiff
A seed round manual for founders: strategies, pitch prep, valuation, traps, tips and more. by Matilde Giglio
Dilution by Sam Altman
Why your VC doesn't like Debt by Jason Garcia
A Guide to Seed Fundraising by Geoff Ralston
Equity Financing vs. Debt Financing: What's the Difference? by J.B. Maverick
Advanced Venture Capital 2018 Ch 4: Choosing the Right Seed Financing Instrument by Becki DeGraw
A stats-based look behind the venture capital curtain by Eric Feng
VC Funds 101:Understanding Venture Fund Structures, Team Compensation, Fund Metrics and Reporting by Ahmad Takatkah
How Venture capitalists make investment choices by Ben McClure
The real reasons why a VC passed on your startup by Sarah A. Downey
Preparing to Raise Debt by Jason Garcia
Venture Debt, insights from experts by Kate Chichi
Venture Debt Term Loans by Jason Garcia
The Business Model of VCs vs. Venture Debt Funds by Joyce Mackenzie Liu
SAFE vs. KISS, the evolution of the convertible note by Giorgia Coltella

Chapter 2 - Origins of Risk Capital

A Hierarchy of Financial Intermediation by Peter Temin
The Evolution of Banks and Financial Intermediation by Nicola Cetorelli, Benjamin H. Mandel, and Lindsay Mollineaux
Financial Intermediation in the Early Roman Empire by Peter Temin
Financial Intermediaries in the American Economy Since 1900 by Raymond W. Goldsmith
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) by Julia Kagan
Commercial Bank by Julia Kagan
Financial Intermediaries in the American Economy Since 1900 by Raymond W. Goldsmith
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (GLBA) by Julia Kagan
What Is the Glass-Steagall Act? by Reem Heakal
Risk Capital by James Chen
The history and future of venture capital investing by Laurence Siegel
16 definitions on the economics of VC by Scott Kupor
VC: An American History (Book Review) by Ian Hathaway
The Rise and Fall of Venture Capital by Paul Gompers
VC: An American History by Tom Nicholas
The talented Georges Doriot by Christina Pazzanese
VC: An American History (Book Review) by Ian Hathaway
The origins of high-tech venture investing in America by Tom Nicholas
Limited Partner (LP) vs General Partner (GP)
Limited Partnership (LP) by Evan Tarver
VC: An American History (Book Review) by Ian Hathaway
Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) by Adam Hayes
U.S. Eases Pension Investing by Philip Shabecoff

Chapter 3 - Venture Capital

History of Private Equity and Venture Capital by Jake Powers
Heat death: Venture capital in the 1980s by Jerry Neumann
The Failure of Venture Capital by Ayan Agarwal
The Venture Capital Secret: 75% of start-ups fail by Deborah Gage
How Emerging Entrepreneurial Hubs Are Becoming America's New Boomtowns by Joan Siefert Rose
Time to Define what an Entrepreneurial Hub is by Tuukka Toivonen
How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub by Scott D. Anthony
7 Crucial Lessons That Help Build Successful Startup Hubs by Joan Siefert Rose
How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy? by Ilya A. Strebulaev and Will Gornall
4 Reasons You Might Not Want to Be VC Funded by Marc Prosser
Investors and their incentives by Aaron Harris
The Top Angel Investors and Venture Capital Fund Managers by Brian Thopsey
Venture Capital 101: Structure, Returns, Exit and Beyond by Pocket Sun
VC Funds 101:Understanding Venture Fund Structures, Team Compensation, Fund Metrics and Reporting by Ahmad Takatkah
Behind the Scenes at a VC Fund, Part 3: Fund Structure, Fundraising, Investor Relations, and FAQs by Leo Polovets and Susa Ventures
How Venture Capital Works by Bob Zider
Here Is Where The Future of Venture Capital Is Heading, According To This Triple Unicorn Investor by Yola Roberts
Diversity Boosts Profits in VC firms by Michael Blanding
How Women in VC sees the Future: "We aren't waiting for that world to include us" by Priyamvada Mathur

Chapter 4 - Policy and Law

Redrawing the Public-Private Boundaries in Entrepreneurial Capital Raising by Robert Thompson, Donald Langevoort
Regulation A by The SEC
Capital Raising in the U.S.: the Significance of Unregistered Offerings Using the Regulation D Exemption by Vladimir Ivanov & Scott Bauguess
Venture Capital Guide: Who Gets to Invest in Startups? by Jason Rowley
Accredited Investor by James Chen
Angel Investor by Akhilesh Ganti
Revisiting the Accredited Investor Standard by Syed Haq
Statement on the Proposed Expansion of the Accredited Investor Definition by Allison Herren Lee
Concerns About Form D Publicity and Alternatives for Early-Stage Companies and Investment Fund Sponsors by William Herrfeldt Jr.
VC Funds 101:Understanding Venture Fund Structures, Team Compensation, Fund Metrics and Reporting by Ahmad Takatkah
How Venture Capital Works by Alejandro Cremades
Limited Liability Company (LLC) by Will Kenton
What Is a C Corporation?
Why Venture Capitalists Prefer Delaware C-Corps
The Pros and Cons of Incorporating in Delaware by Nellie Akalp
Bad VC Behavior: Chucking the angel preemptive right by Charles Korsmo
Common Stock vs. Preferred Stock: Pros And Cons For Entrepreneurs by Alejandro Cremades
Startup Governance by Elizabeth Pollman
More than Money: Venture Capitalists on Boards by Natee Amornsiripanitch, Paul A. Gompers, & Yuhai Xuan
Venture Capital and Corporate Governance by Franklin Allen, Wei-ling Song
Financial contracting theory meets the real world: an empirical analysis of Venture Capital contracts by Steven Kaplan, Per Stromberg
Create a board that reflects the ownership of the company by Babak Nivi
Maintaining control of your startup: what all founders should know by Tim Young
How to allocate stock to founders and other early team members by Mark Medearis
Investor Opportunism and Governance in Venture Capital by Brian J. Broughman
Startup Boards by Mark Suster
What you need to know about startup boards by Samer Hamadeh
High Functioning vs. Low Functioning Startup Boards by Mark Suster
Mistakes to avoid with a startup board of directors by Martin Zwilling
Control is a one way street by Babak Nivi
When to set up a board of directors for your startup by Mark Suster
Make a new board seat for a new CEO by Babak Nivi
Term Sheet- Board of Directors by Brad Feld
Engineering a Venture Capital Market: Lessons from the American Experience  by Ronald J. Gilson
Accelerate your vesting upon termination by Babak Nivi
Trust, but verify: Why investors want control by Babak Nivi
Long-tail return on investment

Chapter 5 - Demographics and Democratization

Black Americans Who Broke Barriers on Wall Street and Beyond by Marissa Gertz
VC: An American History by Tom Nicholas
81% of VC firms don’t have a black investor by Kate Clark
Where Did You Go To School? by Richard Kerby
Diversity and Inclusion in the VC industry by Deloitte and NVCA
Ethnic matching in the US VC market by Ola Bengtsson and David H. Hsu
Meet The Man Democratizing Venture Capital For Everyday Investors and Founders by Amy Guttman
Founders And Venture Capital: Racism Is Costing Us Billions by Daniel Applewhite
Investors are still failing to back founders from diverse backgrounds by Jonathan Shieber
Social Impact Report by UK GOV
Why are there so few black investors? by Richard Kirby
Diversity Boosts Profits in VC firms by Michael Blanding
We need more women in VC by Dustin McKisson
The real reason it’s hard for founders of color to raise VC funds by Porter Braswell
Male and Female Entrepreneurs Get Asked Different Questions by VCs — and It Affects How Much Funding They Get by Dana Kanze, Laura Huang, Mark A. Conley and E. Tory Higgins
We Recorded VCs’ Conversations and Analyzed How Differently They Talk About Female Entrepreneurs by Malin Malmstrom, Jeaneth Johansson, and Joakim Wincent
Venture Capital’s Diversity Disaster by Megan Rose Dickey
How the VC Pitch Process Is Failing Female Entrepreneurs by Kamal Hassan, Monisha Varadan, and Claudia Zeisberger
Venture capital reckons with its racial disparities by Dan Primack
Why Silicon Valley’s accomplishments on gender diversity are not as good as they seem by Theodore Schleifer
US VC investment in female founders hits all-time high by Kate Clark
The Top African American-Owned Businesses in the U.S. by Poonkulali Thangavelu
Advice on Launching a Tech Startup when you're not a white man by Cheryl Contee
How this Asian Woman Entrepreneur is Redefining the World of Venture Capital by Pooja Singh

Chapter 6 - Notable Investors and Founders

Georges Doriot
The Matchmaker of the Modern Economy by Spencer Ante
Silicon Valley’s Original Sin: The Traitorous Eight by Sam Gerstenzang
Who are the active investors? Evidence from venture capital by Laura Bottazzi, Thomas Hellmann, Marco Da Rin
The 'PayPal Mafia' formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here's where the original members have ended up by Tami Brehse
Silicon Valley legend Steve Blank explains the Lean Startup by Rick Spence
Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything by Steve Blank
How Y Combinator Started by Paul Graham
Why Software is Eating the World by Marc Andreessen
Why Sequoia Capital is One of the Top VC Firms in the World? by Ahmad Takatkah
Billionaire VC Doug Leone reveals Sequoia’s spending power by Adam Lewis
The Top 10 VC Firms, According To InvestorRank by Erick Schonfeld
Investor Spotlight: First Round Capital, an early Uber backer that lives up to its name by Dana Olsen
The Benchmark Way: Five Partners Who Make Other VC Firms Look Outgunned And Overstaffed by Alex Konrad
AngelList lays off a number of staff and cuts executive salaries by Natasha Mascarenhas
What’s the Real Deal with AngelList? by Mark Suster
Why Y Combinator In 2019-2020: The Accelerator's Latest Startups Provide An Inside Look by Jonathan Moed
Did Sam Altman make YC better or worse? by Connie Loizos
Corporate Venture Capital
7 Women Leaders At Corporate Venture Capital Funds You Should Know by Kelly Hoey
SoftBank’s unicorn hunter: How billionaire Masa Son is shaking up Silicon Valley by Seth Fiegerman
How SoftBank Has Disrupted VC and Start-Up Investment by Paul Bilot
11 lessons from venture capitalist Fred Wilson by CBInsights
Former Andreessen Horowitz partner Ben Evans joins EF as venture partner by Steve O'Hear
Jason Lemkin just raised a $70 million fund; here’s how he did it by Connie Loizos
Investor Spotlight: Greylock celebrates its 53rd year with a pair of IPO wins by Dana Olsen
The Indomitable Mary Meeker by Steven Levy
The Passion Economy and the Future of Work by Li Jin
EF raises $115M new fund, aiming to create another 300-plus startups in the next three years by Steve O'Hear
Andreessen Horowitz is blowing up the venture capital model (again) by Alex Konrad
Gig Economy by Jim Chappelow
Intrapreneurship, explained by Meredith Somers
Why is the Corporate Venture growing so fast? What are the keys? by Jean-François Caillard
The changing nature of venture capital by Adi Gaskell
All about Direct Listings by Jamie McGurk
Venture-Capital Firms Use Big Data to Seek Out the Next Big Thing by Alexander Davis
Venture Debt
Debt is Coming by Alex Danco
The changing nature of venture capital by Paul Asel

Chapter 7 - Fundraising Case Studies

Companies That Succeeded With Bootstrapping by Ian Harvey
The Power of Choice: Bootstrapping vs Venture Capital by Pala Kuppusamy
5 Giant Companies That Bootstrapped Their Way to Success by Guadalupe Gonzalez
The Pros And Cons Of Bootstrapping Startup by Alejandro Cremades
Self financing – the pros and cons of bootstrapping your business by Ravi Philemon
The Good and the Bad of Bootstrapping by Jesse Pujji
Outside capital: do or die? by Bob Rice
Venture Bootstrapping Has Disadvantages Too. Here are 7. by Abdo Riani
The Companies That Are Funding Uber and Lyft by Stephen Vita
Tencent-backed Meituan raises $4.2 billion in IPO priced near range top-sources by Fiona Lau and Julie Zhu
Funded but fumed: Here are some startups that failed even after raising millions by Nilesh Maurya
Remembering the startups we lost in 2019 by Brian Heater, Kate Clark, Anthony Ha
The Advantages & Disadvantages of External Financing by George N. Root III
5 Good Reasons Not to Seek Angel Investment by Tim Berry
5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding by Peter S. Cohan
Initial Coin Offering (ICO) by Jake Frankenfield
Tokenization: The world of ICOs by Arjun Kharpal
Where To Issue ICO Tokens: Platforms Review by CoinTelegraph
The pros and cons of ICOs for entrepreneurs by Betsy Vereckey
What is An Initial Coin Offering? Raising Millions In Seconds by Ameer Rosic
Crowdfunding by Tim Smith
The 7 Best Crowdfunding Sites of 2020 by Stacey Nguyen
The Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding for Business by Zack Miller
Types of Crowdfunding: Donation, Rewards, and Equity-Based by Emma McGowan
Regulation Crowdfunding by the SEC
Accounts Receivable Financing by Alicia Tuovila
The Pros and Cons of Accounts Receivable Financing by Marco Carbajo
How Revenue-Based Financing Works and What RBF Providers Care About by Brian Parks
Revenue-Based Financing: How a Revenue-Based Loan Works by Tricia Tetreault
Revenue-Based Financing by Adam Hayes

Chapter 8 - The Term Sheet

Term sheet hacks: get a great deal by Babak Nivi
Term Sheet Price by Brad Feld
How to work with Lawyers at a Startup by Mark Suster
Raising VC Money: How to Negotiate a term sheet by Jo Tango
How To Negotiate A Term Sheet With a VC by Ryan Westwood
Term Sheet Negotiation: How to Avoid Common Mistakes by Niko Bonatsos
Term Sheet: No Shop Agreement by Brad Feld
A quick hack for speeding up term sheet and other negotiations by Mark Suster
Term sheet manners by Fred Wilson
How to negotiate a term sheet always on your terms by Aditi Shrivastava & Madhav Chanchani
Venture Capital Term Sheet: 7 things you need to know by David Ehrenberg
Demystifying the VC term sheet: Board control by Scott Edward Walker
5 Tips for Negotiating Term Sheets with US VC Investors by Daniel Glazer & Collins Belton
The Funded Publishes First Round Term Sheet by Michael Arrington
The Ideal First Round Term Sheet (Continued) by Fred Wilson
What is vesting for founders’ shares? by Startup Lawyer
Founder Vesting by Chris Dixon
Just Say No: VC Terms that can really hurt (Part 2) by Fred Destin
Term Sheet: Conversion by Brad Feld
What can you do if a vc pulls their term sheet? by Mark Suster
The “Pulled” Term Sheet by Fred Wilson
Term Sheet: Here Is Everything Entrepreneurs Must Know When Fundraising by Alejandro Cremades
A Standard and Clean Series A Term Sheet by Jason Kwon & Aaron Harris
Demystifying the VC term sheet: Protective Provisions by Scott Edward Walker
4 critical things to watch on your investment term sheet by Bob Ackerman
17 Term Sheet Clauses to Know During Deal Negotiation by Damon Robinson
Term Sheet: Redemption Rights by Brad Feld