Replacing Your VC? 5 Principles For Entrepreneurs

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At Tau Ventures we advise all entrepreneurs to look upon the diligence process during a fundraising round as a two-way street. We believe it is not only an opportunity but a duty of the CEO to develop conviction that the VC they are bringing on board will indeed be the right partner moving forward. A wrong choice is akin to a bad marriage — terrible for all parties. In fact we subscribe to the maxim that hiring and firing your employees is hard, hiring and firing your investors is harder. That said, there are many situations in which a startup…...

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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.