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March 2011

The Startup Game

The_Startup_Game Anyone that is interested in learning about venture capital and the life of one of its most revered participants, William H. Draper III,  would be well served by spending some time with his book, "The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs "  Part biography and part how to succeed in venture capital, Mr. Draper tells his story with insight, enthusiasm and passion.

The books provides helpful advice for any entrepreneur interested in working with venture capitalists. Aside from a behind the scenes look at the industry, Mr. Draper goes even further to provide peals of wisdom one could only hear from someone with the depth of experience that comes from funding and participating in some of the great venture startups of our day such as Skype, Hotmail, OpenTable and more. Mr. Draper goes out of his way to illustrate through example how ethics and successful business practices can co-exist to achieve outstanding results.

This book is highly recommended reading for any entrepreneur.  Thanks to Mr. Draper for sharing an inspiring look behind the curtain of venture capital and DFJ.

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