The reality is that only a small percentage of the startups that think they are venture scale will ever be funded by VCs. Most of those that are will first raise money from Angels. Thus, if you think your company is “venture scale,” it is useful to better understand what VCs look for in companies, but, meanwhile, you will hopefully find the contents of this book useful in closing some Angel funding.
Venture capitalists are different than Angels. They are professional investors who make investments repeatedly each year, share ideas with their peers, etc. The terms of venture investments are often different than Angels.
This book just scratches the surface on the details of venture-scale startups. For far more details on the structure of those deals, I highly recommend reading Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson.
Note: This is not the first book in the series
For those of you who have not yet created a business plan, or who want to ensure you have thought through all the important parts of your plan, start with companion book, The Next Step: Guiding you from idea to startup.