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Finance books and sites : What you need to know for Corporate Finance.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

If you are Interested in Corporate finance here is a short list of online and book reviews.

Aswath Damodaran’s valuation website: every template you will ever need, as well as his top ranked valuation course all online.    http://people.stern.nyu.edu/adamodar/

investment dictionary.. its pretty good. http://www.investopedia.com

Wikipedia entry: links to everything finance:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valuation_(finance)

The books you will need:

Braeley and Meyers  : http://www.amazon.com/Brealey-Myers-Corporate-Finance-Investment/dp/0071383778?tag=613240924-20

David Wessels, my former professor at wharton and the best book around from McKinsey: http://www.amazon.com/Valuation-Measuring-Managing-Companies-Finance/dp/0471702196/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353179711&sr=1-2&keywords=valuation+mckinsey&tag=613240924-20

Aswath Damodaran, one of the world’s favorite Finance professors: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Side-Valuation-Distressed-Businesses/dp/0137126891/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353179813&sr=1-1&keywords=dark+side+of+valuation&tag=613240924-20

Higgen’s book.. Dupont/eva and VC Valuation…great book for mid and large company strategic management  http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-Financial-Management-Mcgraw-Hill-Insurance/dp/007803468X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353180084&sr=1-1&keywords=higgins+financial&tag=613240924-20

Feld, Great guy and one of the worlds best Venture Capitalists and one of the world’s best VC books:  http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/0470929820/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353180227&sr=1-1&keywords=accounting&tag=613240924-20

I have like 100 more books that would be great.. but these are the best for practical know how on finance.



OceanBridge Expands Investment Activities

European Venture Capital continues to evolve and OceanBridge continues to focus on top-performing venture assets. Ocean Bridge Capital currently represents ownership stakes across Europe, and secondarily in the US. Oceanbridge has begun to seek out Funds nearing end of life as well as growth based direct investments.

Founded in 2009, the firm represents  world leading Limited partners managing more than $1 billion of institutional capital. With world leading Partners in California as well as in UK, OceanBridge Capital invests with four strategies: i) direct investments and ownership stakes of top growth Venture supported investment, ii) secondary funds that offer liquidity alternatives for direct investments and limited partnership interests and iii) funds of funds, known as Partnership Holdings, that invest in smaller funds with outsized return potential. iv) direct advisory relationships where OBC’s international network and strategic advise can help a company reach its next financing goals.

If you run a fund more than 50% invested, run a growth company in Technology, Media, Telecom, Cleantech, Business Services, or BioTech feel free to reach out to OceanBridge to discuss your situation. An imminent transaction is not necessarily to have a valuable conversation with our principles.

EU number +46 76 65 3839

USA number +1 415 895 0622

OceanBridge Capital is also actively seeking new Analysts and Associates with strong Financial and Reseach Skills. OBC companies are looking for solid Java, php opensource engineers, product and marketing managers, and logistics experts.  please contact us if you are interested.  Locations include London, San Francisco, Sweden, Boulder.

Gregory Carson, OceanBridge, speaks at Seattle Week along side Madrona, Draper Fisher, and Intel Capital.

Gregory Carson was invited to speak, participate and moderate during the large Seattle Week event in which several Nobel Lauriates from the region, as well as the Princess of Sweden were honored. The them of Gregory’s talks were focused on Venture Capital in the international transformation of the Internet and Innovation regions in Europe that have the highest potential.
He also conducted a ‘dragon’s den’ session where innovative companies pitched to Gregory and the other Venture Capitalists.