Secrets of Sand Hill Road
A review of

Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Venture Capital and How to Get It

Scott KuporPortfolio • 2019

Advice from One Who Knows

by David Meyer

Wildly successful venture capitalist Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, provides a welcome and straightforward guide for founders seeking venture capital.

By detailing the big-dollar processes of Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley, Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, provides a primer on venture capital (VC). Kupor moonlights as a professor at Stanford and UC Berkeley, and much of his step-by-step content reads like a course for entrepreneurs or investors, so this is not the tell-all his book title suggests. As any worthy investor does, he repurposes his assets – as a venture capitalist and teacher – to deliver a practical guide to raising capital.

Kupor’s colleagues praise his book, which was a Wall Street Journal bestseller.  Eric Reis, best-selling author of The Lean Startup, said, “I wish I’d had it available to me when I was first looking for start-up funding.” And Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, commented along the same lines: “I know firsthand the power of the start-up ecosystem and entrepreneurship. This book is the definitive book on navigating VC as part of that.” Most of Kupor’s other book reviews echo these statements, citing the genuine value of his manual.

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