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 Independent Board Member – Best Practices

In the past, I have discussed how to run board meetings effectively and how to work best with board observers. Continuing that conversation around...
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Why We Invested in Iterative Scopes (Computer Vision vs Cancer)

Iterative Scopes is announcing shortly a large seed round and is one of the bets we are making through Tau Ventures, an AI-first seed...
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Hardware Startups: 3 Strategies For Succeeding

“Hardware is hard” — there are good reasons for the saying. At least compared to software, hardware typically takes longer to build and is...
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Startups, VCs and Social Capital

In mature ecosystems like Silicon Valley, there is just so much entrepreneurial activity that it often becomes hard to distinguish signal from noise. In...
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Correction Is Here

“Venture Capital In Q1 2019: The World Pulls Back From Record Highs.” “Apple buys self-driving startup just days before it would have died.”...
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Startups And Saying No To A Large Investor

Hot startups are often thought of that way because of who is involved and how bold the idea is. And they get disproportionate and...
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Should I Incorporate My Idea As A Non-Profit Or For-Profit?

According to the US Small Business Administration, there were 30.2M for-profits in the US in 2018, with almost a 50/50 split between people working...
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The Rise of Non-Traditional VCs

Non-traditional VCs playing the startup game is nothing new but the scale at which they are participating now is bigger than ever. Pitchbook called...
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