Ventures What? A Practical Guide For Entrepreneurs On What A VC’s Naming, Connections And Legal Framework Say

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The more you understand about your VCs the better decision you can make. Obviously there are diminishing returns on how much time you spent analyzing versus executing, but my experience as both an entrepreneur and now an investor is taking a few minutes to apply this practical guide below is absolutely worth it. 1) Naming — At the start of the modern VC industry in the 1950s, there were no VC-specific conventions around naming a firm. Many of the older VC firms pay homage to their founder partners (e.g., Kleiner Perkins) or to ideas around innovation (e.g., New Enterprise Associates)…....

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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.