Brave New Seed? How Fundraising Has Changed For Startups Since COVID

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We are coming up to two years since COVID truly hit the US. The first three months after Mar 2020 markets were down, as was startup activity. But after Q2 2020 we have seen a boom in fundraising like none before in our careers. Law firm Fenwick & West publishes a quarterly report on Silicon Valley venture capital – their Venture Capital barometer in their latest report (Q3 2021) provides a good illustration: Tau Ventures is a Silicon Valley VC fund focused on early stage and as such, this post will describe our experience, focusing on what we have noticed…...

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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.