Why We Invested In Sami Saúde — Better Healthcare Insurance

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Excited to announce investment in the $18M series B of Sami Saúde alongside Redpoint eVentures, Monashees and Valor. Sami is focused on providing better healthcare insurance, starting with Brazil. Tau Ventures is an AI-first fund in Silicon Valley investing primarily in seed and US but we occasionally take later bets and/or in countries we know very well, when we see immense promise. The company was founded in 2018 and impressed us with (1) a strong need, (2) building an execution-focused team, and (3) creating a differentiated product. 1) The Need Brazil has 217M people, making it the (7th largest population in the world and 2nd largest…...

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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.