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

Why We Invested In Teiko — Mapping Immune Profiles To Improve Clinical Outcomes

Excited to announce our seed investment in Teiko.bio, which calculates an immune fingerprint for each person. Tau Ventures is an AI-first fund in Silicon...
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Ventures What? A Practical Guide For Entrepreneurs On What A VC’s Naming, Connections And Legal Framework Say

The more you understand about your VCs the better decision you can make. Obviously there are diminishing returns on how much time you spent...
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Why We Invested In Iaso.ai — High Quality Telemedicine

Excited to announce our seed investment alongside Healthy.vc, Refactor Capital and Esther Dyson in Iaso.ai which helps reduce variability and increase quality of telehealth...
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Inventor Vs Innovator — What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From Who Builds Vs Who Wins?

Let’s start with three key principles: Principle 1: Inventors create a technology. Innovators bring the technology in everyone’s hands. Sometimes inventors and innovators are...
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Startups Vs Incumbents — How Davids Can Take On Goliaths

Startups are great at creating new markets, corporates are great at scaling them. But what about startups trying to win an existing market that...
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No Needles? The Breakthrough Innovation Of Measuring Blood Sugar Non-Invasively

BBC Nov 19, 2018: Google halts glucose-sensing contact lens project Engadget Jan 12, 2021: Startup claims its new wearable can monitor blood sugar without...
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Hiring For Your Startup? 5 Best Practices

Hiring effectively is both a science and an art. This article will cover five practical principles to make the life of a startup CEO...
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Your Startup Is Doing Great? 5 Ways To Optimize The Fundraise Further

Examples of previous articles: Raising A Bridge Round — 3 Core Principles Insider Rounds — the Good, the Bad and the Ugly How Best...
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Why We Invested In RapidDeploy

Excited to announce our investment alongside Morpheus Ventures in the series B of RapidDeploy which provides a unified public safety workflow, reducing emergency response...
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Going Crazy Managing A Fundraise? 5 Practical Guidelines For Entrepreneurs

At Tau Ventures we believe the fundraising process is always a bit broken — it works for some startups some of the time but...
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A Failing Startup? 5 Best Practices

We often talk about what to do for your startup to succeed. But what to do when you have to call it a day?...
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Fundraising Intermediaries? Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Do It, And Where It Still Makes Sense

When it comes to startup fundraising, using intermediaries is looked disfavorably in many if not most ecosystems. Three key reasons for this trend —...
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