Virtual Fundraising For Startups — A Q&A

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Q&A with Eileen Wu Raise Partners CEO and Sand Hill Network Co-Founder, Former CNN and CNBC Reporter/Producer Has virtual fundraising leveled the playing field for international founders? Is it easier now for international founders to get on the calendar of a Silicon Valley VC? Most definitely it levels the playing field a bit more but there are three important factors to consider: 1) VCs get flooded with messages so getting yourself noticed continues being crucial, perhaps even more so given a flatter world. In my decade-long career as a VC I have seen on average 1000 companies a year. At…...

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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.