Author: Jude ConwayISBN 978-1-60264-712-1 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-726-8 (eBook)
This is an easy-to-understand guide for business persons just getting started in business or those who have never worked without side investors. It explains the basic terms commonly used in the early stage investing community, takes them step by step through the process of preparing and submitting an investment proposal to an angel investor or venture capital firm. It explains what types of businesses and entrepreneurs are most likely find success and it goes through the process that the investor goes through to come to a decision. It includes helpful resources in the appendices and a comprehensive glossary of terms.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jude Conway is currently President and CEO of Entrepreneurial Advisors, Inc., (EAI), a consulting and training firm for entrepreneurs and those serving entrepreneurs. Prior to founding EAI, Mr. Conway served as either a principal or a partner of three venture capital funds over a twenty year span. During that time he evaluated hundreds of business proposals, managed a portfolio of successful investments, valued dozens of businesses and mentored or advised numerous entrepreneurs.
He has been sent into companies as a turn-around advisor and has liquidated a portfolio of underperforming investments. He has served on over a dozen boards of directors of privately held companies and been involved in numerous industry and community initiatives. He also taught an upper level course in Entrepreneurial Finance for two years at Bradley University.
Mr. Conway has written a number of articles and is a well known speaker on the subjects of early stage investing and entrepreneurship. He currently lives and has his office in the Des Moines, Iowa area. You can visit his company's website at
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