How To Pitch Your Early-Stage Healthcare Startup To A VC? The Three Main Challenges

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Tau Ventures is a seed fund and digital health is half of our portfolio; our strong view is in healthcare market size is rarely a major issue. VC funding in a space is arguably a very specific but overall useful metric and before covid hit the US full force, 2020 was poised to be a very strong year per Rock Health (full report here): More commonly early-stage entrepreneurs face three challenges: long sales cycle, high amount of regulation, and low differentiation. Other verticals like automotive and even certain segments of enterprise like cybersecurity and govtech operate under similar constraints. But…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.