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【What Entrepreneurs Read?】The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future:Unveiling the Ecosystem, Evolution of Venture Capital

In collaboration with the American accelerator, EntreCamp, i2i launch the IP2 Scale Out Program, offering comprehensive assistance to startups venturing into the East Coast market. The initiative brings forth a curated collection of entrepreneurial books recommended by experts for readers interested in investing and entrepreneurship.


The recommended book is "The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future," penned by the renowned British journalist and bestselling author, Sebastian Mallaby. Exploring the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem, the evolution of venture capital, and how startups acquire investment and successfully scale up through the power law principle, it stands as an indispensable guide for entrepreneurs to grasp the essence of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and the venture capital ecosystem.






Title: The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future


Author: Sebastian Mallaby

A British journalist and bestselling author, Sebastian Mallaby is an Oxford University graduate. He serves as a Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a columnist for The Washington Post, a former contributing editor for The Financial Times, and has a 13-year tenure at The Economist. He has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.



Content Overview:


  • Tracing the development journey of prominent venture capital firms like Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, and Y Combinator, the book explores their interaction with startups, delving into the pivotal role of venture capital in shaping the innovative ecosystem of Silicon Valley and showcasing its influence on the growth trajectory of startups.

  • Emphasizing the prevalent use of the power law principle in the venture capital realm, which entails a phenomenon where a few exceptional companies garner the majority of profits, the book elucidates how venture capitalists seek and support entrepreneurial projects with disruptive potential. They guide these startups in overcoming challenges on their entrepreneurial journey, ultimately transforming them into successful unicorn enterprises.

  • Examining the global impact of Silicon Valley venture capital on technological innovation and the essential elements required to continually foster an ecosystem supportive of entrepreneurial culture.



What Entrepreneurs Read? How Does It Help Startups?


  1. The book explores the evolutionary history of the Silicon Valley venture capital ecosystem, highlighting the significance of the power law principle. Startups can learn how to pursue nonlinear growth and understand how venture capital influences and shapes the development trajectory of startups.

  2. Through the introduction of stories from renowned venture capitalists and their role in assisting startups through development challenges, the book provides practical advice and strategies. Entrepreneurs can draw inspiration from these experiences, learning from both successful and failed cases in Silicon Valley venture capital. This enables them to better predict market trends, adjust development strategies, and increase fundraising success rates.

  3. Furthermore, the book offers insights into the operational models and investment strategies of venture capital, including how to capture venture capitalists' attention, engage in funding negotiations, and understand the potential investment targets sought by venture capitalists. Startups can gain inspiration from these insights, exploring new possibilities to better raise funds and develop their startups.

Suitable Readers: Entrepreneurs, Historians, Financial Analysts, Sociologists, and the General Public Interested in the Above Fields


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