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Disaggregation of the Hospital – A Counterintuitive Opportunity for Startups?

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Tau Ventures is a seed-focused fund investing in applied AI in digital health, enterprise and automation (cars, robots). We think a lot about where healthcare is going and one of the biggest trends we...
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Food Automation: A Tidal Wave Of Startups

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In the US there are more food outlets than ever before, which is to be expected given increased prosperity and population growth. But what is even more significant is restaurants are growing at twice...
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How To Pitch Your Early-Stage Healthcare Startup To A VC? The Three Main Challenges

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Tau Ventures is a seed fund and digital health is half of our portfolio; our strong view is in healthcare market size is rarely a major issue. VC funding in a space is arguably...
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Do I Need A Technical Cofounder? A Guide For Startups

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If you are asking the question then what you are fundamentally asking is about the kind of company you are building. Who is a cofounder anyways? This post will address this latter question, then...
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How Blockchain Will Change the World

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“I am usually busy trying to decentralize defences and after digging deeper into Blockchain and decentralized systems, I’m excited to join SIRIN LABS as an ambassador to make Blockchain more friendly with their upcoming...
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Plato, tech giants, and start-ups have a secret recipe in common

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If I asked you, what you think, ancient Greek philosophy and modern innovation practice have in common, you would probably answer not a lot, if anything. But you would be surprised. The most successful methodologies applied...
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How is Moore’s Law becoming irrelevant in the age of Quantum Computing?

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Growing up in the late '80s - early '90s was an exciting time when household Computing was becoming the new trend as Personal computers became smaller & cheaper with intuitive graphical interfaces and added...
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Spotting The Wolf From The Sheep

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If you have been in any industry long enough, one thing becomes clear. There are three main types of people in this world, the ones who are smart and resilient, the ones who are...
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Second Mover Advantage — 3 Key Principles To Succeed As A Fast Follower

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Ask the general public and they will tell you being the first into a market is the key to winning. But building a company is rarely a linear race. In fact, as many have...
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Why Diagnostics Is Hard: Three Extra Challenges And How Startups Can Still Succeed

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Diagnostics shares the same two key challenges as most of digital health. One, long sales cycles of 9-18 months into providers, often even longer for payors and pharma. Two, FDA approval that necessitates clinical...
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How to Create Your Own Cryptocurrency and Make Your Business Ready For The Future

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How does cryptocurrency work? How to make a cryptocurrency? How to launch my cryptocurrency? All these questions must be popping in your head. Don’t worry we have the answers for them. Keep reading to...
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The Emerging Pet Tech Market

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In the last 15 or so years, spending on pets has more than doubled. In 2017 alone, Americans spent over $70 billion on their pets and it’s only going up from there. But it’s...
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What Criteria Do Venture Capitalists Consider When Seeding a Startup?

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Venture capital funding climbed to a decade high in 2017.  Your startup’s current chances of attracting VC funding are higher at this moment right now than they have ever been. Despite the excess funding,...
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Snuff Out Conflicts Before They Explode

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Conflict is inevitable in daily life, particularly the workplace. People come from different backgrounds with varied personalities. “Although conflict in the workplace is not always a bad thing, ignoring it can turn a small challenge...
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Will Robots Take Over Our Restaurants? A Startup View

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Tau Ventures is an applied AI fund in Silicon Valley and food automation is one of our core focuses including an investment in Blendid. Our view in Nov 2019 was that capital is plentiful,...
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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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4 Key Habits I Learned as a Software Engineer

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Somethings better to know sooner than later, here are the 4 key habits I learned as a software engineer. I am almost 3 years into software engineering. Honestly, I don’t think I am that good...
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Deep Tech Dive #5 | Norris Tie Co-Founder & CEO of Exosonic, Inc.

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From Sub to Super, in Silence For this week’s Deep Tech Dive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Norris Tie, Co-Founder and CEO of Exosonic, Inc. Exosonic is a supersonic aviation company developing a new standard...
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WeWork And The IPO Drama

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WeWork is one of the world’s most valuable startups, valued at $47 billion during its last round of funding in early 2019. The We Company, WeWork’s parent company, filed for IPO mid-August, and since...
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How to build a sales team in a startup?

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Most businesses start off as a one man or woman band meaning as a founder you wear many hats and do whatever it takes to get your company off the ground. At some point during...