How To Get Capital From Those Pesky VCs?

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Okay, so “pesky” was perhaps clickbait with some truth to it, but it’s undeniable that the fundraising process is inefficient. Some entrepreneurs seem to raise funding effortlessly, typically because they are high-profile, or backed by investors from their previous business, or the market is especially frothy. Those are the ones that disproportionately make the headlines. But the reality is – and speaking from personal experience too – most entrepreneurs have to work for it. This post is about 5 pragmatic ways to ensure you get the maximum ROI on your efforts. 1) Checking The Fundamental Assumption – Should You Raise…...

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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.