eBoys

The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work
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Author(s): Randall Stross
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2001
Product Number: EB00152819
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780609504307
Publisher: Currency
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Description

In eBOYS, Randall Stross takes us behind the scenes and inside the heads of the gutsy entrepreneurs who are financing the hottest businesses on the Web. The six tall men who started Benchmark, Silicon Valley's most exciting venture capital firm, put themselves at the cutting edge of the new economy by backing billion dollar start-ups like eBay and Webvan. The risks were enormous—but the rewards have proven to be staggering. Within two years, eBay's net worth grew from $20 million to more than $21 billion, while each Benchmark founding partner saw his own personal net worth soar by hundreds of millions of dollars. For two roller-coaster years, Stross had total access not only to Benchmark's executives but to the companies they financed. He was a fly on the wall as fortunes were made in an instant, snap decisions got locked in, and new ventures took off—and sometimes crashed. Here are the testosterone-pumped conversations, round-the-clock meetings, and gutsy deals that launched the eBoys and their clients into the stratosphere of mega-wealth. Written like a novel but absolutely true, eBOYS brings to vivid life the glory days of the greatest business adventure of our time.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Randall Stross
Narrator(s): Eric Conger
Product Number Z100023890
Released: Nov 02, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307933218

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