Fundraising

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...
Amit Garg
3 min read

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...
Amit Garg
3 min read

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...
Amit Garg
2 min read

Crowdfunding? 3 Principles For Entrepreneurs

Oculus. Glowforge. Flow. Exploding Kittens. Veronica Mars. Tile. The Coolest Cooler. BauBax. Fidget Cube. What do all of these companies have...
Amit Garg
1 min read

Be a Better Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs always look for the right recipe to increase the odds of success. Steve Blank was probably one of the “recipe”...
Pierre Gaubil
3 min read

Pre-emptive round? 4 Ways To Decide How Startups Should Approach It

Someone wants to give you money before you start fundraising? When you still have cash in the bank? And you are...
Amit Garg
2 min read

Virtual Fundraising For Startups — A Q&A

Q&A with Eileen Wu Raise Partners CEO and Sand Hill Network Co-Founder, Former CNN and CNBC Reporter/Producer Has virtual fundraising leveled...
Amit Garg
5 min read
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Nitty-Gritty Details Will Make (or Kill) Your Valuations. Here’s Why.

Genius is in the details that other people skim.  Answer me honestly. When’s the last time you bothered to read beyond...
David Reiss
3 min read

Fundraising is badly misunderstood

If there is one thing that most startups misunderstand entirely, that’s probably fundraising. Thus, they create their own mental image of...
Pierre Gaubil
4 min read

Raising A Startup Round? How And When To Share Fundraising Updates

How long does it take to raise capital? Why am I not getting term sheets when other companies are? Is that...
Amit Garg
3 min read

SAFE: Great (Esp For Entrepreneurs), As Long As Done Safely

Simple Agreement for Future Equity, or SAFE, is an increasingly popular instrument for fundraising especially at the earliest stages of a...
Amit Garg
2 min read

What Is With All These Names And Numbers? 5 Major Ways In Which A VC Invests In You

So a VC is investing in you — great news. But then you see a string of names and numbers in...
Amit Garg
3 min read

Advisors In Your Startup? 4 Ways To Best Work With Them

Advisors, as the name says, can give advice that becomes the difference between success and failure for an entrepreneur. But beyond...
Amit Garg
2 min read

Doing Deals Without Meeting In Person? 5 Guidelines For VCs And Entrepreneurs

Since covid hit the US six months ago VCs and entrepreneurs worldwide have had to adapt to the new reality of...
Amit Garg
3 min read

Fundraising During A Pandemic? 4 Ways For Startups To Be Most Effective

The fundamentals of pitching a startup during a pandemic are no different than pitching in normal times. In fact, there is...
Amit Garg
2 min read