Pre-emptive round? 4 Ways To Decide How Startups Should Approach It

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Someone wants to give you money before you start fundraising? When you still have cash in the bank? And you are getting a great valuation? Hurray! But while it’s almost always a good thing, there are ways to maximize the benefit even further. And as aforementioned, it’s almost always a good thing, but there are pitfalls. 1) Non-Traditional VC Non-traditional is a catch-all for a variety of investors for whom VC is not the main focus. Some of them have dedicated VC arms which become increasingly autonomous and sometimes even independent. But overall this is a category that includes PE,…...

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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.