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.

   



137 Stories by Amit Garg

Is There A Bubble? And 3 Practical Tips For Entrepreneur For 2022

If you are asking the question then you probably already believe in the answer. Pitchbook is a company focused on analysis and research in...
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Why We Invested In Marigold Health — Substance Abuse / Mental Health Platform

Excited to announce our investment alongside KdT, Epsilon, Flare and Felicis in the $3.5M seed extension of Marigold Health. They use AI-augmented chat support...
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Common? Preferred? Founder? Making Sense Of Startup Shares

1) Preferred vs Common Historically there have been two types of stock: preferred and common. Preferred is for investors, common for everyone else including...
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Why We Invested In Klivo — Chronic Disease Management Platform

Excited to announce our investment alongside Valor Capital in the R$ 45M ($8M) series A of Klivo which provides a chronic disease management platform,...
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So Your VC Wants To Invest More? 5 Practical Tips For Entrepreneurs

If your VC wants to invest more in you then you have a good problem in your hands. Here are five practical ways to...
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Why We Invested In Signos – Weight Loss Built For You

  Excited to announce the $13M series A led by GV in Signos, which helps you lose weight through continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Tau...
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Cognitive Biases? What Are They And 6 Practical Ways For Startups To Avoid Them

Much has been written about cognitive biases — below is a particularly good diagram by Jeff Desjardins summarizing some of the most common types....
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Why We Invested In Drip Capital — Financing For Developing Markets

Excited to announce our investment alongside TI Platform, Sequoia, Accel India, Wing Ventures, Initialized Capital and YC in the $175M series C of Drip...
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Uncapped Note? No Discount? Making Sense For Entrepreneurs

What is the right cap and discount for your convertible? Should you even have them at all? The latter used to be a very...
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What is Up With These Mega Rounds? Making Sense Of The Startup Market

$530M round: Snyk snags another $530M as valuation rises to $8.5B $400M round: Cityblock Health raises another mega-round of funding, tipping its valuation over...
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Signaling Risk? How Early Startups Can Work Best With Big Funds

Signaling risk typically happens when a large fund comes into an early round, creating an expectation in the market that they will lead the...
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Digital Health 2.0? The Next Generation Of Startup Business Models

At Tau Ventures, these are three principles we continue holding as generally true: i) In healthcare typical sales cycle to get a true recurring...
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