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

Party Round? When Startups Should And Shouldn’t Take It

Party rounds, or mass syndication, is when a startup raises from multiple investors, none of which individually has a large enough stake, instead of...
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What Is The Right Valuation? 4 Core Principles For Entrepreneurs

Deciding on the right valuation is both an art and a science (and some would say black magic). Common sense dictates that something’s value...
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Smart City: How Startups Can Succeed

Self-driving cars that talk to roads and to each other, ensuring fast, safe and convenient  transportation. Energy generation and distribution that respond to a...
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How To Learn / Unlearn About An Industry? 5 Practical Suggestions For Entrepreneurs

Saw an opportunity, decided to build a company around it, but don’t have much experience in the space? It’s the story of many startups,...
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Mental Health Startups: Where Are The Exits?

The mental health space is maturing as startups are starting to hit growth stage. There are also significant efforts from both The Establishment (providers...
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AI Startups + Fundraising = What Are The Metrics?

What do I need to show in order to raise my next round? All entrepreneurs face that question at some point and it may...
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Having A Hard Time Reconnecting With A VC? 5 Practical Tips

  Many previous articles have talked about how to connect with investors, including how VCs can suck but you can minimize the pain, doing...
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Startups And The Series A1 Trap

Hit the magical $1M ARR a year after your A but not so sure if you should be raising a B? And at the...
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How Can Health Startups Best Monetize Data?

The Data Explosion is real — we are not only producing more data than ever before, we are also producing it at a faster...
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Voice, Startups and Health – The Precambrian VoiceTech Explosion

Forbes Feb 2019: The Future Of Voice AI In Patient Care DreamIt Journal Apr 2019: The Startups And Investors Bringing Voice Tech To Healthcare...
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How AI Can Help Us Save Healthcare

What can be considered the first modern thermometer, using mercury and with a standardized scale, was invented in 1714. Shortly thereafter doctors started experimenting...
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What Do VCs Do All Day? 5 Visible Activities And The 1 Mostly Invisible One

Remember the widely circulated series of memes “What people think I do” a few years back? Well, one of the VC versions is posted...
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