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

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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15 Years Of Trying To Be Carbon-Neutral: Practical Uses Of Technology For Individuals

I am the product of both developing and developed countries — my adult career in Silicon Valley has shaped a fundamental belief that tech...
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Startups And Impact Investors – Good or Bad?

Value = Valuation. Valuation -> Profits. Profits!= Profiteering. Are you a startup wondering about this sequence? Then you may want to consider working with...
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Startups, VCs and Tranched Rounds? Yes Sometimes, No Mostly

Tranched rounds is the idea that an investor will commit to a total financing and give out portions as the entrepreneur achieves certain milestones....
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Food Automation: A Tidal Wave Of Startups

In the US there are more food outlets than ever before, which is to be expected given increased prosperity and population growth. But what...
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How Do VCs Find And Fund Your Startup? – 4 Major Paths Of Deal Flow

Following up from the last article “VCs Suck? Here Are 5 Practical Ways For Entrepreneurs To Minimize The Pain,” this post is focused on...
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VCs Suck – 5 Practical Ways For Entrepreneurs To Minimize The Pain

I hear on an almost daily basis a startup complaining about VCs, mostly about lack of response or lack of clarity. Having been both...
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Would You Have Invested? 7 Lessons In How Venture Capitalists Decide

Hindsight is 20/20 — once a company has succeeded its success almost seems pre-ordained. But when it is just starting that is hardly the...
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