A Corporate As Your Lead Investor? 4 Key Factors For Startups

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Startups get interest from strategic investors all the time. We expect that interest to become more pronounced given the current market conditions where traditional VCs are being more reserved. This article covers the pros and cons for entrepreneurs, within the framework of a past article entitled 10 Best Ways to Work with a Corporate VC. Note technically speaking corporate VC (CVC) is a subset of strategic investors but it’s by far the most prominent type so we will use the terms interchangeably in this article. 1) Partnership – Almost universally the number one reason for an investment from a corporate is the…...

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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.