What: About The Fundable Startup
A venture capitalist’s advice to the millions of founders who start a high-tech company every year.
If you are the founder of a high-tech startup company, you know it’s a daunting task and the odds of success are slim. All founders dream of achieving a rewarding outcome like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, but few reach such a pinnacle. In The Fundable Startup: How Disruptive Companies Attract Capital, Fred M. Haney, an experienced venture capitalist, angel investor, and company founder, explains startup strategies that will help you:
- Understand the thinking of investors.
- Build a “virtual team”.
- Create initial value in a product or prototype.
- Recruit management that will help you raise capital.
- Avoid the startup company graveyard.
The Fundable Startup can improve your chances of navigating the treacherous waters of building a high-tech company. Startups are fragile, and you will learn how to avoid the most threatening hazards. The book is a fresh approach with a different message than other business books on the subject.
About the Author
Dr. Fred Haney is the founder and President of the Venture Management Co., a firm that provides assistance to high tech companies. He is the author of “The Fundable Startup: How Disruptive Companies Attract Capital,” published on February 6, 2018, by Select Books of New York.
Other accomplishments include:
Founder, Monday Club, an 850-member mentoring network (MondayClub.com).
Co-founder, Tech Coast Angels, one of the largest angel investor groups in the U.S.
Founder and manager of 3i Ventures, California, a venture capital fund that invested $80 million and produced 19 public companies and top quartile returns.
Dr. Haney has been a co-founder of five startup companies, including NovaDigm Therapeutics, the first fungal vaccine tested in humans, DRC Computer, the most powerful gene sequencing computer in the world, and NMR Finder an artificial intelligence nuclear magnetic resonance imaging accelerator. He is a director of Orange County’s Parcel Pending, leading supplier of kiosk-based locker systems for package delivery. He has been a director of over 30 high-tech companies.
In 1999, he was selected “Mentor/Angel of the Year” by the American Electronics Association in Orange County. In 2002, he was named “Director of the Year for Early Stage Companies” by the Forum for Corporate Directors. Before 1983, Haney held senior management positions with Xerox, CSC, and TRW. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from Carnegie-Mellon University, an M.S. in Mathematics from Colorado State University, and a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University.