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

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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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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