Lead VC – 5 Factors Entrepreneurs Should Consider And What Practical Guidelines They Can Adopt

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This blog has talked at length in the past about how to raise a round, especially a seed, and building an investment syndicate. This article is an extension to a previous post “Lead VC — Does It Really Matter?” 1) You Matter To Them In general you will matter to a fund if they are putting 1-5% of their fund size into you. If a $1B fund is investing $1M into you then you are 0.1% of their portfolio. Chances are then they are buying an option value i.e., putting some money now to be able to put much more…...

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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.