No matter what stage in your entrepreneurial journey, one great way to improve your startup game is by reading great books. Entrepreneur.com contributor John Rampton recently outlined a handful of must-read books in his recent article called "14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14."
In this video, we chat with Rampton about one more book entrepreneurs need to read. It's called Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist (Wiley, 2012) by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. Why is it a must-read? It simplifies and explains a topic that's very close to the serious entrepreneur: raising money.
"These guys [Feld and Mendelson] have been through a lot of venture deals, raised a lot of money and helped a lot of entrepreneurs," Rampton says. "The book breaks down the types of money an entrepreneur can get and how it effects the entrepreneur."