Going Crazy Managing A Fundraise? 5 Practical Guidelines For Entrepreneurs

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At Tau Ventures we believe the fundraising process is always a bit broken — it works for some startups some of the time but by and large it’s inefficient. While part of it is by design, another part is very much in the hands of entrepreneurs to accelerate. Below are five guidelines we share with our own portfolio. 1) Outreach List — We counsel our startups to have a list of VCs they want to reach out to and crowdsource among existing investors for the warmest intros. The shared visibility allows everyone to avoid duplicating the outreach, or any duplication…...

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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.