In 2005 Harm de Vries and Menno van Loon co-authored a book called ‘Venture Capital Term Sheets’, which was published by Reed Elsevier. In the more than 10 years that have passed since this book was first published, parts of the book have become outdated. Harm and Menno decided it was time to update the book. What started out as a simple update, soon morphed into a radical overhaul. Sjoerd Mol, a lawyer specialized in VC transactions joined Harm and Menno as co-author. Over the past year the three of us completely revamped the original book. This has resulted in a new book, ‘Venture Capital Deal Terms, a guide to negotiating and structuring venture capital transactions’.
Our new book explains all of the most common clauses of a venture capital term sheet. It includes many examples, as well as negotiation tips for both entrepreneurs and investors. Furthermore, the economics behind the terms are explained. The result, we believe, is a practical (and fully up to date) guide to venture capital deal terms. We are proud of our new book and believe it will prove to be an invaluable tool for any person involved in venture capital transactions.