Rick Segal had a good post on his The Post Money Value blog regarding the VC process.
He broke it down into the 12 steps that his firm applies to funding opportunities.
It’s a good read, and will give you a brief overview of the VC funding journey.
If you are seriously pursuing VC funding, you’ll want to read up on it.
Here are some relevant titles:
The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms
Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur
Term Sheets & Valuations – A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Venture Capital Term Sheets & Valuations
The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies