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New Review: Venture Capitalist Brad Feld Gives Creative Capital Five Stars

March 25, 2009

Check out this review that Brad Feld, co-founder of the Colorado venture capital firm Foundry Group, recently posted on my Amazon page.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic History of the Venture Capital Business
March 16, 2009
By Bradley Feld (Eldorado Springs, CO USA)

Most people that have been involved in a VC-based tech startup have heard the parable of General Georges Doriot and his famous $70,000 investment in Digital Equipment Corporation. However, few people actually know the full (and very extensive) story of Doriot and the creation of the Venture Capital business.

Spencer Ante does an awesome job of telling this incredible history. As a former entrepreneur and now VC, I’ve read many books that touch on parts of the history and have heard many anecdotes. Spencer brings them all together in one concise, well-written, fast paced book.

Every entrepreneur and VC should, along with anyone that is involved in creating companies, should read this book.