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Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar EntrepreneursFinance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs – Venture Finance Without Venture Capital
By Dileep Rao

By learning from both the mistakes and achievements of those before us, we can better craft our own approach to success. Award-winning FIU professor of entrepreneurship Dileep Rao presents readers with a detailed guide to success through his interviews and analysis of billion-dollar entrepreneurs (those who built a venture from startup to more than $1 billion in sales and valuation) and 100 million-dollar entrepreneurs (startup to $100 million).

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“For anyone looking to start a business, improve their current business, or scale their business, Finance Secrets of Billion Dollar Entrepreneurs: Venture Finance without Venture Capital by Dileep Rao, Ph.D. is an excellent book that brings together academic research and use of principles by successful entrepreneurs into a practical framework for business finance.” – Reader’s Favorite

About the Author

Dileep Rao has been a financier for 23 years and has financed hundreds of businesses and real estate projects. He has founded four ventures and managed five turnarounds. He has consulted on new business development with Fortune 1000 corporations, including Medtronic and General Mills. An award-winning professor of entrepreneurship at Florida International University, he also has taught at Harvard University, Stanford University, INCAE (Costa Rica), and the University of Minnesota. Rao is the author of nationally acclaimed books that include: Business Financing: 25 Keys to Raising Money (NY Times Pocket MBA Series), Finance Any Business Intelligently, Handbook of Business Finance & Capital Sources (Co-Publisher: American Management Assn, NY), Bootstrap to Billions, Nothing Ventured, Everything Gained: How Entrepreneurs Create, Control and Retain Wealth Without Venture Capital. He is also an entrepreneurial finance columnist for Forbes.com and has two engineering degrees and a doctorate in business administration from the University of Minnesota.

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