Pivoting Your Startup? 4 Ways To Do It Right

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1) Cash In Reserve — At the early stage, especially seed, chances are you will keep pivoting till finding product-market fit. At Tau Ventures we advise entrepreneurs with four main principles: to start fundraising at least 6 months before running out of cash to raise 10% more than what their plan calls for to keep that 10% for emergency to have a strong syndicate that will be active (usually in the form of a lead) rather than a party round of many investors that will be passive. That said we have seen almost every conceivable situation, from startups raising small…...

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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.