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Venture Capital and Equity: A Casebook
Ann Leamon Biography
Ann Leamon, after co-founding the Center for Case Development at Harvard Business School, now serves as Senior Research Associate dedicated to the Venture Capital & Private Equity class. She came to Harvard after a decade of senior analytical positions in operating companies.
· Felda Hardymon Biography
Felda Hardymon is Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School where he teaches Venture Capital and Private Equity, and is an affiliate partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, a global first tier venture firm.

Felda graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute with a degree in mathematics. He attended Duke University where he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics and remained at Duke to teach, eventually serving as Duke's Director of Systems and Research. He left Duke, and an academic career, to attend HBS (MBA '79, Baker Scholar); and in 1979 joined Business Development Services, Inc (BDSI), the venture capital subsidiary of General Electric.

At BDSI Felda became a Vice President and was an investor in the start-up of Stratus Computer (the second fault tolerant computer company, later sold to Ascend), the turnaround of Western Digital (a communications chip company, later to become a disk drive company), and the growth financing of Ungermann-Bass (the first local...
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Josh Lerner Biography
Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance  and the Entrepreneurial Management  Units. He graduated from Yale  College with a Special Divisional Major which combined physics with the history of technology. He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy, at the Brookings Institution, for a public-private task force in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill. He then undertook his graduate study at Harvard's Economics Department.

His research focuses on the structure of venture capital organizations, and their role in transforming scientific discoveries into commercial products. (Much of his research is collected in The Venture Capital Cycle, MIT Press, 1999 and The Money of Invention, Harvard Business School Press, 2001.)  He also examines the impact of intellectual property protection, particularly patents, on th...
Harvard Business School Press
2006-05-15 576 pages ID: 1437 Rating: 
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Description: [From Amazon] Over the past twenty years, the private equity industry has undergone tremendous growth and sweeping changes. With the growth of private equity investing, it is imperative that financial professionals fully understand this complex subject. The cases and notes in this updated edition are designed to provide you with a better understanding of the history of the private equity industrys development and the workings of the industry today. Divided into four modules, the first examines how private equity funds are raised and structured; the second considers the interactions between private equity investors and the entrepreneurs that they finance; the third discusses the process through which private equity investors exit their investments; and the last considers the future of the private equity industry.