So You Want To Invest In Startups? 5 Ways Other Than Being A Full-Time VC

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Ever considered investing in startups but don’t want to be a full-time VC? There are other paths and this post will touch on the five main ones. 0) Definitions — Before a deeper discussion we need to level set, so briefly: Angels — Invest their own money. VCs — Invest primarily others’ wallet. Caveat: “primarily” because in most funds the VCs themselves put their own money also, in the US it’s typically 1%. General Partners (GPs) — The actual full-time employees managing the VC fund. Limited Partners (LPs) — The investors in a VC fund. Caveat: almost always LPs are…...

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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.