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.

 



159 Stories by Amit Garg

Breaking Into A New Market? 5 Practical Tips For Non-US Startups To Succeed In The US

In 20+ years in Silicon Valley I have both seen, advised and sometimes dissuaded foreign entrepreneurs about coming to the US. This is a...
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First Institutional Raise – Single Investor Or Syndicate?

In a recent conversation with a young woman founder, I was asked whether founders should raise their first institutional round from multiple investors (a...
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A Corporate As Your Lead Investor? 4 Key Factors For Startups

Startups get interest from strategic investors all the time. We expect that interest to become more pronounced given the current market conditions where traditional...
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To Be Or Not To Be? 4 Principles For Investing In A Startup VS VC Fund

Almost every day I get asked about how investing in a VC fund is different from a startup. So this is a post summarizing...
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Engineering Funnel? 10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Find And Hire Technical Talent

For startups, especially at the early stages, finding and hiring technical talent is the single biggest bottleneck. This is a post covering 10 ways...
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The Evolving Role Of The Doctor

The pandemic has catalyzed technology adoption within healthcare, and thus indirectly, has accelerated the evolution of physicians’ role within medicine and healthcare. This 2...
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Medical Coding– What Is It And Where Are Its Issues?

Reimbursement is a large part of how hospital systems generate revenue from payers (insurance companies), and is what we call ‘the backend’ of healthcare....
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The accelerating rate of healthcare innovation

Current economic headwinds are challenging, and we thought we’d take a momentary reprieve to zoom out and reflect on some of the longer-term trends...
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Why We Invested in CalmWave - Managing Hospitals Better Using AI

Excited to announce our investment alongside Bonfire Ventures, Insight Partners and the Allen Institute for AI in the $4M seed for CalmWave, which helps...
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Medicare / Medicaid / Advantage — Where Are The Opportunities For Startups? — Part 2 of 2

This is a continuation of the article: Medicare / Medicaid / Advantage — Where Are The Opportunities For Startups? — Part 1 of 2....
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A Primer on Medicare Advantage, Risk Sharing, Capitation, and Value Based Care

Medicare advantage…risk sharing…capitation… value based care…what does it all mean?!? Such jargon can be unintuitive and intimidating, and is (unfortunately) increasingly ubiquitous within the...
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Blockchain & Healthcare — Where Are We? (Part 2 of 2)

This is a continuation of Blockchain & Healthcare — Where Are We? (Part 1). 1) Nascent Space – Ask entrepreneurs and investors about their...
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