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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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Investing in Future Startup Entrepreneurs? Focus Instead on a Killer Marketing Plan

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“Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless.” -- Mary Kay Ash Isn’t this one of the greatest quotes you’ve heard lately, and so true! These days, everyone is hoping to become...
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Innovation farm and a pioneer’s spirit: all organization (and you) need to still have...

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“Chief Digital Officer”, “Chief Transformation Officer” are new executive roles that organizations are currently injecting in their CxOs Level, smelling opportunities behind digital innovations. There is a catch though, and most of them will...
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SPVs and SPACs — A Straightforward Guide For Entrepreneurs

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Have an investor wanting to do a SPV? Wondering what is all this talk of SPACs? This post is focused on entrepreneurs looking to learn more. 1) Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) -- Also sometimes called...
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15 Years Of Trying To Be Carbon-Neutral: Practical Uses Of Technology For Individuals

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I am the product of both developing and developed countries -- my adult career in Silicon Valley has shaped a fundamental belief that tech can do tremendous good if we apply it correctly. I...
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Infographic: The Business of Hemp

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In 2017 alone more than $800 million worth of legal hemp products were sold in the United States. Grown in 19 states across 25,713 acres of land and the subject of studies among 32...
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Crisis? 5 Principles For Startups To Still Raise Seed

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This is Part II of a series, Part I was Crisis? 3 Ways VCs Adapt. There is a global crisis going on as I write this article. It’s not the first, it won’t be the...
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Revolut – A Fintech Startup with huge Potential

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The British Fintech startup Revolut has been making quite the rounds with its innovation & growth this year. I have been following the headlines about the company consistently and finally it peaked my interest...
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Optimism is a double edge sword

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Let’s agree, there is a thin line between reality and hallucination. To be an entrepreneur, you need to be delusional, and small lies are essential to progress in an environment that lacks hard evidence. Sometimes...
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Thought Leadership and Collaborative Technology

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At a time when the potential for artificial intelligence is nearly endless, four communication tools can help keep today’s thought leaders on tomorrow’s cutting edge. We live in exciting technological times. Evidence of a thriving...
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Good Talk Yields Good Profits

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The more people talk about your business, the greater your chance for success. More chatter translates to more income. Good word of mouth spreads best with a positive push, which is where Jay Baer lends...
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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 getting a great valuation? Hurray! But while it’s almost always a good thing, there...
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Can You Hear Me Now? Preventing Customer Churn

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For every business, customers are one of the most valuable asset. Even just one positive impression can be invaluable to reducing customer turnover and can help promote customer loyalty. But in 2018, that’s easier...
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6 Ways to Spot an ICO Scam

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Earlier this year in February, cryptocurrency news site Bitcoin.com announced the findings of its study of ICOs that were held during 2017. The most glaring result of all was that of the 902 projects...
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Startups, VCs and Social Capital

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In mature ecosystems like Silicon Valley, there is just so much entrepreneurial activity that it often becomes hard to distinguish signal from noise. In an emerging ecosystem, there is a different problem, perhaps too...
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The Rise of Neobanks in India 

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an overview of the market with the different neo-banking fintech players in India Fintech startups in India raised a whopping $3.7 billion in 2019 alone, and for good reason. India has the highest adoption rate...
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The Compliance Revolution: An Introduction to RegTech

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The FinTech boom continues to gather steam. We are now observing some fairly seismic transformations taking place across virtually the entire cross section of the finance industry, as machine learning, blockchain, big data and...
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For community building, game on

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Pearl Morbs is a gamer in every sense of the word. An activist, artist, cosplayer and social media project manager, even her online nom de plume derives from her gamer heritage. On the other hand,...
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Synthetic Equity — Pros > Cons For Startups?

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In the US, limited liability corporations (LLCs) are a recent phenomenon -- Wyoming pioneered them in 1977, the IRS issued comprehensive rules around their taxation in 1988, and by 1996 all 50 states had...
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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? This post is focused on 5 best practices for winding...