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.

 



174 Stories by Amit Garg

Pivoting Your Startup? 4 Ways To Do It Right

1) Cash In Reserve — At the early stage, especially seed, chances are you will keep pivoting till finding product-market fit. At Tau Ventures...
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Why We Invested In FidoCure aka How Tech Can Help Save Dogs (And Eventually Humans) From Cancer

In October FidoCure, also known as One Health Company, announced a $10M series A led by Polaris Ventures and we increased our position given...
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Replacing Your VC? 5 Principles For Entrepreneurs

At Tau Ventures we advise all entrepreneurs to look upon the diligence process during a fundraising round as a two-way street. We believe it...
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Offshoring? 5 Key Principles For Startups

At Tau Ventures we have invested in startups that are fully in the US, where the CEO is in the US and the rest...
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The Biden Presidency – 5 Key Changes We Can Expect For Startups

This is NOT an article to debate politics and any inappropriate comment will be removed. Instead, this is a data-driven background on five of...
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Raising A Startup Round? How And When To Share Fundraising Updates

How long does it take to raise capital? Why am I not getting term sheets when other companies are? Is that investor really interested?...
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Can Startups Disrupt Medical Errors?

Primum non nocere — Latin for “first, do no harm” has been enshrined by the medical practice since the times of the Hippocratic Oath....
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SPVs and SPACs — A Straightforward Guide For Entrepreneurs

Have an investor wanting to do a SPV? Wondering what is all this talk of SPACs? This post is focused on entrepreneurs looking to...
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Verticalization Of Healthcare == Opportunities For Startups

Aug 10, 2020: More hospital consolidation is expected post-pandemic Jul 6, 2020: Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity Withstands COVID-19 Slump Jun 22, 2020: After...
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SAFE: Great (Esp For Entrepreneurs), As Long As Done Safely

Simple Agreement for Future Equity, or SAFE, is an increasingly popular instrument for fundraising especially at the earliest stages of a startup. SAFEs were...
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What Is With All These Names And Numbers? 5 Major Ways In Which A VC Invests In You

So a VC is investing in you — great news. But then you see a string of names and numbers in their investment vehicles...
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Advisors In Your Startup? 4 Ways To Best Work With Them

Advisors, as the name says, can give advice that becomes the difference between success and failure for an entrepreneur. But beyond words advisors can...
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