Sonal Panda I am a Principal at Tau Ventures, investing in early stage AI startups in healthcare, enterprise, and automation. I began my career in buy-side M&A, evaluating multi-billion dollar deals at a Fortune 500 MNC in India, led business development at Asian Heart Institute - the #1 heart hospital in India, and served as Chief of Staff to the CEO at Signos - a digital health startup - where I joined as the first hire. I hold a BS in mechanical engineering from VJTI in Mumbai, and an MBA in Healthcare Management and Finance from Wharton. Coming from a family of doctors, I am passionate about healthcare which extended to mental health and wellness while volunteering and leading outreach efforts at Samaritans Mumbai - a suicide prevention helpline. Outside San Francisco, I feel most at home in remote corners of the world photographing wildlife (@sonal.panda).


6 Stories by Sonal Panda

Why We Invested In Siftwell — Health Analytics

Excited to announce our investment in the $5.8M seed for Siftwell, a health analytics company that provides reports and insights to payors around their...
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Personal Lessons From Startups – Part 5 of 5

Know When to Pivot In the dynamic world of startups, the ability to pivot is not just a strategic necessity but a key driver...
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Personal Lessons from Startups – Part 4 of 5

Iterate and Experiment Startups are known for their iterative approach. They test hypotheses, gather feedback, and continuously improve or adjust their products or services...
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Personal Lessons From Startups – Part 3 of 5

Asking for Help Investing in a startup when there is no product has a lot to do with evaluating the team and the market....
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Personal Lessons From Startups – Part 2 of 5

It’s no secret that for startups to succeed, growth is key. Startups generally aim to revolutionize the industry they serve and deliver financial gains...
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First Institutional Raise – Single Investor Or Syndicate?

In a recent conversation with a young woman founder, I was asked whether founders should raise their first institutional round from multiple investors (a...
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