“Bussgang does an outstanding job explaining how startup roles and responsibilities differ from those at more conventional companies, with entire chapters devoted to sales, business development, marketing, product management and finance.”
“The book is honest, often funny, humble, and it doesn’t rely on jargon or get too deep into the financial mechanics of VC deals.” - Scott Kirsner
Eric Ries, author, The Lean Startup
"Just as the The Lean Startup has become a must-read for founders, Entering StartUpLand should be required reading for any joiner. The book is a sweeping and insightful view into a startup's full range of operations and entry points. I highly recommend it."
HBS Alumni Bulletin
“Mastering the VC Game (Portfolio), is the best I’ve read explaining an industry that is well known but not well understood.” - Sean Silverthorne
Tom Eisenmann, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School
"Startups are changing the world, but it can be hard for outsiders to figure out how to join one. This book is a breakthrough. It describes the different roles at startups, the skills you need to succeed in them, and the best path for acquiring those skills and landing a great job."
“Mastering the VC Game is a fairly practical volume, covering in detail subjects such as how to find a venture capitalist, deliver a pitch, structure a deal, manage a board and finally how to cash out.” - Luke Johnston
Danielle Morrill, cofounder and CEO, Mattermark
"Joining startups early in my career changed the trajectory of my career, and my life, in ways I never could have imagined. For those curious and brave enough to take a detour from the more predictable path of corporate life, Entering StartUpLand is a valuable guide to making the leap and understanding how startups work. I wish this book had been around for me, my coworkers, and my employees these past ten years."
"The world is full of books for founders, but there are very few books for joiners. Entering StartUpLand provides an invaluable, step-by-step guide to various startup roles and responsibilities. A must-read for both aspiring and experienced visitors to StartUpLand!"