Looking To Raise Venture Capital? 5 Principles To Help Entrepreneurs Navigate The Big Picture

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Principle 1: Why Bother With Venture Capital? Of the top 10 companies by market cap, 8 were funded by venture capital (and they all happen to be founded / HQed in the US). If you look at companies by other metrics such as revenues, or look at a much larger list, the overall principle holds true – venture capital is a very powerful instrument for funding what become large, successful companies.  Credit: Wikipedia Principle 2: But Should You Specifically Be Raising Venture Capital? Venture capital is focused on outsized returns, say 10x in 10 years, and many businesses fitting 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.