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AI And Medical Imaging Startups? 6 Key Trends

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Is “IBM Watson Health Imaging” the Future of Healthcare? Google details AI that classifies chest X-rays with human-level accuracy. New Research Finds FastMRI Scans Generated with Artificial Intelligence Are as Accurate as Traditional MRI. Headlines like these...
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COVID19 and Venture Capital

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Venture Capital market analysis from the Great Recession to COVID19 When analyzing a startup, especially the ones at early-stage, investors focus on three main factors: team, market and product. Times of crisis don’t make an...
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Doing Deals Without Meeting In Person? 5 Guidelines For VCs And Entrepreneurs

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Since covid hit the US six months ago VCs and entrepreneurs worldwide have had to adapt to the new reality of doing deals without meeting in person. Building trust is the challenge -- both...
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Why We Invested In FidoCure aka How Tech Can Help Save Dogs (And Eventually...

In October FidoCure, also known as One Health Company, announced a $10M series A led by Polaris Ventures and we increased our position given our continued excitement. Tau Ventures, an AI-first seed fund in...
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Smart City: How Startups Can Succeed

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Self-driving cars that talk to roads and to each other, ensuring fast, safe and convenient  transportation. Energy generation and distribution that respond to a city’s dynamic needs. Water delivered through dynamic pricing, taking into account the...
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Australia leads the way with Blockchain Innovation

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Asia has led the way with the progress made in the adoption of the Blockchain technology with two of the three biggest Crypto markets (South Korea & Japan) located there. However with the initial...
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Why Do We Still Do RFPs?

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Requests for Proposal are outdated, yet 95% of companies still rely on this process to meet new vendors. Though woefully unsuited for modern business operations and the demand for fast solutions, many businesses are...
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Pivoting Your Startup? 4 Ways To Do It Right

1) Cash In Reserve -- At the early stage, especially seed, chances are you will keep pivoting till finding product-market fit. At Tau Ventures we advise entrepreneurs with four main principles: to start fundraising...
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The Rise of Non-Traditional VCs

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Non-traditional VCs playing the startup game is nothing new but the scale at which they are participating now is bigger than ever. Pitchbook called it “tourist investors” -- perhaps questioning their staying power -...
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Top Rules for Startup Founders

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When setting up a company, most founders are so focused on getting the business off the ground, that they can easily forget of dotting their Is and crossing their Ts. Here are some essentials to...
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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Banking

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Artificial intelligence is a field of computer science that focuses on making machines intelligent by developing computer programs that can replicate human intelligence to a certain degree and potentially beyond. This much talked about technology...
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The explosion of Unicorns on the Global Landscape

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Googling a unicorn turns up a strange mythical animal in the shape of a horse with a straight horn coming out of its forehead but for the tech followers it means something else now....
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The Ins and Outs of Advisory Boards for Startups

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As outside general counsel to dozens of startups in the technology, life sciences, medical device, clean energy and innovation economy, we are often asked about the utility and purpose of advisory boards. Setting up an...
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So A VC Passed On You? 4 Ways To Turn The As*Hole Into An...

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At Tau Ventures we get 4-5 pitches a day, almost a 1000 a year, and end up investing in 3-4.  A few companies don’t get our attention because the idea is terrible or there...
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The 1960s Hippie Movement and How It Gave Rise to Silicon Valley

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There’s probably not a person in the world that doesn’t associate Silicon Valley with major technological enterprise – most of us associate the area with big-time tech developers like Google and Apple. But what was...
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Robot-Proofing Your Career

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With prospects of increased productivity and enormous profitability, businesses turn to automation to streamline their operations. Almost 50% of employers believe that by 2022, automation could lead to a reduction in their industry’s workforce,...
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Tech or No Tech, Keep it Real at Work

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A conference call among people separated by cubicles and a few feet? Erica Keswin can attest to such head-scratchers and more in the war between technology and just being human. She has seen so many...
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How Local Event Sponsorship Can Help You Find New Customers

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According to the 2017 BrandMuscle Effectiveness Index, hosting and sponsoring events is one of the most effective channels for local marketing. Yet many local businesses are still relying on social media and even email...
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Is Brand Advocacy Worth the Risk?

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Small businesses that take a stand for their brand roam the high-risk, high-reward world of advocacy. Do brands that advocate for causes risk driving away customers, or are they on to something that contradicts...
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SAFE: Great (Esp For Entrepreneurs), As Long As Done Safely

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Simple Agreement for Future Equity, or SAFE, is an increasingly popular instrument for fundraising especially at the earliest stages of a startup. SAFEs were really formalized by Y-Combinator in late 2013 (more on their...