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.

 



176 Stories by Amit Garg

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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Doing Deals Without Meeting In Person? 5 Guidelines For VCs And Entrepreneurs

Since covid hit the US six months ago VCs and entrepreneurs worldwide have had to adapt to the new reality of doing deals without...
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Why We Invested In Totient aka How AI Can Help Us Produce Drugs Against Cancer And Covid

On Sep 10, Totient, an AI-driven drug discovery company, emerged from stealth with the announcement of a key partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks to rapidly...
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AI And Medical Imaging Startups? 6 Key Trends

Is “IBM Watson Health Imaging” the Future of Healthcare? Google details AI that classifies chest X-rays with human-level accuracy. New Research Finds FastMRI Scans...
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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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