Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
A little book full of enormous value for novices and seasoned venture capitalists alike.
After having been thrown for a loop by the bursting of the tech bubble more than a decade ago, the venture capital industry suddenly has come roaring back to life over the past two years. In 2011 alone, more than $7.5 billion in venture capital was invested—representing more than a 19% increase over the previous year—in more than 966 companies. A majority of these companies reside in the life sciences, Internet, and alternative energy sectors.
In today's weak job market, VC is more important than ever, since financing new tech, alternative energy, media, and other small to mid-sized companies is vital to creating new jobs.
In his new book, The Little Book of Venture Capital Investing: Empowering Economic Growth and Investment Portfolios (Wiley, January 2014, $22.95), author Lou Gerken, a noted international authority on venture capital and alternative investments, tells the reader everything they need to know about the venture capital industry's important role in enhancing economic growth and employment. It is also the perfect go to primer on making venture capital investments to enhance portfolio returns.
Among much more, The Little Book of Venture Capital Investing:
About the Author:
Louis C. Gerken founded alternative asset fund manager Gerken Capital Associates (GCA) in 1989. Prior to forming GCA, Mr. Gerken was a Managing Director and Group Head of Prudential Securities' Technology Investment Banking Division, which served as an advisor to international M&A and corporate finance mandates.
Earlier, Mr. Gerken was a General Partner to Prudential Securities' four venture capital funds, known collectively as Prutech, one of the largest U.S. venture capital funds at the time. Prutech completed over fifty IT and bio-tech sector early- and expansion-stage investments, and was one of the first VC funds to pioneer corporate partnering as a co-investment strategy. Prior to this, Mr. Gerken was responsible for overseeing Wells Fargo's venture capital activities where he structured one the industry's first fund of funds.