Why One Company Gets Funded 

and 99 Do Not 

Venture capitalists fund 1 of 100 deals and angel investors fund a few more. Get the deal right and you accelerate the growth of the company. Get it wrong and you join the unfunded majority.  This is the truth about how deals get done, what the investors want and how to avoid the bad money. After seeing well over 1,000 deals in the past decade and seeing consistent mistakes being made, Bergen created this book to help first-time entrepreneurs prepare themselves and their early stage companies to stand above the fray of competing deals. Learn from the stories of masters and fools. Then follow the Tale of Tom as he leaves his job, chooses partners, builds a company and finds funding.

Supporting insights and interviews contributed by:

Shawn Abbott, iNovia Capital

Bob de Wit, GreenAngel Energy Fund

Bill McKenzie, Next Equities

Whitney Rockley, McRock Capital

Mike Satterfield, Yaletown Venture Partners

Geoff Smart & Randy Street, ghSMART - NY Times bestselling authors

Mike Volker, Angel Investor