Why Is That Entrepreneur Raising So Much More Than Me?

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How much to raise is both an art and a science, a topic discussed at length in many other posts. What this article will focus on are the reasons specifically an entrepreneur similar to you might be raising more money. It’s really a function of five factors: stage, geography, investors, credibility, and strategy. 1) Stage — The amount of money raised is not what defines the stage of a company, it’s what you use the money for. Frameworks are imperfect but useful guidelines and the one below is what we believe in at Tau Ventures. Later stage implies raising more…...

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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.