The Hitchhiker's Guide to Venture Capital

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Introducing The Hitchhiker's Guide to Venture Capital

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I’d like to invite you to subscribe to my blog – The Hitchhiker's Guide to Venture Capital.

I’ve completed a manuscript for my book VENTURE, The Inside Story of Venture Capital, which is currently being marketed to publishers by my newly signed book agent.

Much of the content will get old fast; so I want to share some of the book and other insights into the VC market in Silicon Valley and around the world via this blog.

Over 40 VCs, CEOs and deal lawyers contributed stories that made it into my book and I’m already collecting stories and new ideas for the second edition of the book.

I’ll post a first blog post featuring my interview with Tim Draper, founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), discussing the “Draper Wave”, which examines the relationship between venture capital and private equity in the context of economic cycles from 1957, when his grand father started venture capital on the West Coast, until today.  

Check out the title and cover art generously designed by Bill Harris, former CEO of PayPal and Intuit and current CEO of Personal Capital. Thank you Bill and everyone that helped crowdsource the book title and the name of this blog!


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Andrew Romans is the co-founder and general partner of Rubicon Venture Capital (formerly Georgetown Angels), a VC fund and angel group. Romans also founded The Founders Club, a venture capital equity exchange fund that also provides liquidity solutions for founders, investors & employees with over 40 VCs on the advisory board in the US, Europe and Israel. Romans was previously a managing partner at Georgetown Venture Partners (GVP), managing director of Sentito Networks (acquired by Verso) and founder & president of The Global TeleExchange (The GTX), where he personally raised $47m in VC funding. Fluent in English, French and German, conversant in Czech and Slovak, Romans completed a BA at the University of Vermont and an MBA in finance at Georgetown University, which he completed on scholarship. Romans is also the author of THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAL, Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game (published by McGraw Hill available in hardcover & all e-book formats in book stores and on, iTunes & Barnes & Nobel. Translated and published in Chinese, Japanese and Russian languages. Follow Romans on Twitter: @romansventures


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