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.

 



154 Stories by Amit Garg

Raising A Startup Round At A Lower Valuation Than You Wanted?

Most startups will face the prospect of a lower valuation than they wanted at some point. Which is why raising too much, too early,...
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Robotics In Life Science — A Hidden Gem For Startups (Part 1 of 2)

Tau Ventures focuses on AI investments in healthcare and enterprise, but we are also fascinated by automation and very occasionally invest in that space....
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Why We Invested in Salú – Health At Work

Excited to announce our investment alongside Softbank (Upload Ventures), Aggir and Norte in the now oversubscribed $2M seed of Salú, which is helping provide...
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Firing People? 4 Practical Guidelines (And The 3 Questions) For Startups

Hiring well is hard, firing is even harder, the person receiving the news has it hardest. Probably all CEOs at some point have to...
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Multitasking: Best Practices To Leave And Found A New Startup?

The short answer is most definitely yes. While every situation is unique, the three cases below provide a framework around the best practices of...
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Correction Is Here? What To Expect On Startup Valuations And Round Dynamics Moving Forward

The two years between Jan 1, 2020 to Jan 1, 2022 have been especially bullish for startup fundraising – (i) more money, (ii) at...
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Under The Hood: How VC Funds Operate (And How That Is Changing)

This is an article meant primarily for entrepreneurs and LPs (limited partners i.e., those investing in a VC fund), albeit we think it’s useful...
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Perfecting Your Pitch Deck? 10 Practices For Entrepreneurs

Pitch decks are a topic of permanent debate, no matter how much has been written about them. As such, this article will focus on...
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Go To Market – 3 Ways Startups Can Hack It

At Tau we get 2,000+ decks per person per year. Many talk very well about the vision but often don’t talk enough about how...
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Convertible vs SAFE — 5 Practical Principles For Startups

Raising a round and considering whether to do convertible or SAFE? Remember that convertible is debt that turns into equity based on certain parameters...
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Your Startup Is A Taking Off? 5 Ways To Incentivize New Employees

You have built the boat (or the rocket, or the plane, pick your favorite vehicle) and now it’s time to grow. How do you...
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Why We Invested In Alaffia Health — Reducing Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Healthcare Payments

Excited to announce our investment alongside Arthemis in the $5M seed of Alaffia Health which uses machine learning to identify and eliminate fraud, waste,...
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