So A Big VC Fund Is Investing In Your Startup? 4 Practical Considerations

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First of all — congratulations. Getting a round together always takes work and a big VC fund is certainly a big validation. That said, it takes both awareness and execution to maximize the pros of having such a fund as an investor and minimize the cons. This post is focused on four practical considerations. 1) Signaling Effect — If a VC fund is coming much earlier than they usually invest they are essentially buying an option value to lead future rounds. The challenge is if they don’t do it the consequences for them are minimal, they just put a little…...

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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.