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By Spencer E. Ante

ISBN-10: 1422101223

ISBN-13: 9781422101223

Venture capitalists are the handmaidens of innovation. working within the historical past, they supply the gasoline had to get fledgling businesses off the ground--and the recommendation and information that is helping growing to be businesses continue to exist their adolescence.

In inventive Capital, Spencer Ante tells the compelling tale of the enigmatic and quirky man--Georges Doriot--who created the enterprise capital undefined. the writer strains the pivotal occasions in Doriot's lifestyles, together with his adventure as a embellished brigadier basic in the course of global warfare II; as a maverick professor at Harvard company institution; and because the architect and founding father of the 1st enterprise capital enterprise, American examine and improvement. It artfully chronicles Doriot's company philosophy and his stewardship in startups, equivalent to the real function he performed within the formation of electronic gear company and lots of different new businesses that later became influential and successful.

An award-winning company Week journalist, Ante provides us an extraordinary examine a guy who overturned traditional knowledge through proving that there's significant funds to be made by way of making an investment in small and dicy companies. This vibrant portrait of Georges Doriot finds the rewards that come from relentlessly pursuing what-if possibilities--and bargains invaluable classes for company managers and traders alike.

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