To Be Or Not To Be? 4 Principles For Investing In A Startup VS VC Fund

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Almost every day I get asked about how investing in a VC fund is different from a startup. So this is a post summarizing the core questions, in the hopes of being a practical guide for anyone considering it or doing it already. 1) Diversifying Your Assets – Investment managers will often advise you to put at least 10% of your assets into alternatives. If there is any asset where you could make 10x in a year, startup and VC are the most likely ways to go about it, albeit it’s still very hard. Once a round closes in both cases…...

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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.