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

Think Global, Act Local: 4 Keys For Startups To Expand Into New Markets

You are a startup that has done fantastic in your home market. Congratulations. Can you repeat it in new markets? This post focuses on...
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Raising A Startup Round? The 5 Steps To Keeping Momentum And Actually Close Successfully

The three core requirements for raising a strong round of financing: substance — vision and results, our put it another way team + traction...
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So A Big VC Fund Is Investing In Your Startup? 4 Practical Considerations

First of all — congratulations. Getting a round together always takes work and a big VC fund is certainly a big validation. That said,...
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To Be Or Not To Be: Operator Vs Founder Vs Investor?

As an operator turned founder turned investor I get asked often the pros and cons of being each. I often respond with a sports...
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Lessons From A Stroke — Can We Choose Our Way Into Better Healthcare?

On Sunday July 5, 2020 my father had a hemorrhagic stroke that greatly paralyzed his right side and speech. He is a 78-year old...
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We Need A Lot More Than Data: How Startups Can Harness AI

You open your phone, take an eye exam, and find out your risk of Alzheimer’s 3-5 years ahead even though you have no symptoms....
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Startup101: How Do I Divide Equity Among My Cofounders And Employees?

So you have just spent six months building a prototype with an early team, punting the question on how to divide the company. Now...
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Fundraising During A Pandemic? 4 Ways For Startups To Be Most Effective

The fundamentals of pitching a startup during a pandemic are no different than pitching in normal times. In fact, there is a strong argument...
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So You Want To Invest In Startups? 5 Ways Other Than Being A Full-Time VC

Ever considered investing in startups but don’t want to be a full-time VC? There are other paths and this post will touch on the...
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Will Robots Take Over Our Restaurants? A Startup View

Tau Ventures is an applied AI fund in Silicon Valley and food automation is one of our core focuses including an investment in Blendid....
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Why Is That Entrepreneur Raising So Much More Than Me?

How much to raise is both an art and a science, a topic discussed at length in many other posts. What this article will...
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How To Pitch Your Early-Stage Healthcare Startup To A VC? The Three Main Challenges

Tau Ventures is a seed fund and digital health is half of our portfolio; our strong view is in healthcare market size is rarely...
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