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

What Do VCs Look For In Their Own Investors aka LPs?

If an entrepreneur is looking just for money they should probably raise from sources other than VC. What good VCs do is truly help...
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Do I Need A Technical Cofounder? A Guide For Startups

If you are asking the question then what you are fundamentally asking is about the kind of company you are building. Who is a...
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How To Truly Measure A Venture Capitalist’s Performance?

Wall Street Journal: Andreessen Horowitz’s Returns Trail Venture-Capital Elite TechCrunch: AngelList wants to improve comparing VC fund performance with new metrics and calculator New...
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Why Found A Startup During A Crisis? 4 Key Reasons

At Tau Ventures we have the privilege of interacting with dozens of entrepreneurs on a daily basis. Given our focus on seed we end...
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So A VC Passed On You? 4 Ways To Turn The As*Hole Into An Ally

At Tau Ventures we get 4-5 pitches a day, almost a 1000 a year, and end up investing in 3-4.  A few companies don’t...
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Want A Good Acquisition? 5 Ways Startups Can Get A Win-Win

A crisis puts pressure on both slowing down and accelerating startup acquisitions. Slows down because many acquirers, especially corporates, become more conservative trying to...
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How Startups Can Help Fix Our Broken Healthcare Infrastructure — The Unbundling Of The Hospital

A pandemic exposes the flaws in our society, healthcare very much included. While meaningful improvements require all 5 Ps — Payors, Providers, Patients, Pharma,...
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Startups And The Bull Case For GovTech

Measuring and monitoring water, gas, electricity through off the shelf sensors and analyzing the data to detect flaws and improve efficiency.  Self-driving cars, which...
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Crisis? 5 Principles For Startups To Still Raise Seed

This is Part II of a series, Part I was Crisis? 3 Ways VCs Adapt. There is a global crisis going on as I...
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The Sharpe Ratio Paradox: Why Still Invest In Venture Capital?

Sharpe ratio is a way of quantifying returns based on risk, specifically it is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate...
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Crisis? 3 Ways VCs Adapt

There is a global crisis going on as I write this article. It’s not the first, it won’t be the last. A lot has...
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Startup Outside A Tech Hub? 3 Arguments For It

So you are not in a top startup ecosystem like San Francisco, NYC, London, Beijing, Tel Aviv or Bangalore? Many investors will tell you...
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