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Why We Invested In FidoCure aka How Tech Can Help Save Dogs (And Eventually...

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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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Why We Invested In Signos – Weight Loss Built For You

  Excited to announce the $13M series A led by GV in Signos, which helps you lose weight through continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Tau Ventures had first invested alongside Courtside Ventures and 1984.vc in the...
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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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VCs Suck – 5 Practical Ways For Entrepreneurs To Minimize The Pain

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I hear on an almost daily basis a startup complaining about VCs, mostly about lack of response or lack of clarity. Having been both an entrepreneur and an investor I often find bell curves...
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The Sharpe Ratio Paradox: Why Still Invest In Venture Capital?

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Sharpe ratio is a way of quantifying returns based on risk, specifically it is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk.There are some limitations,...
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Going Crazy Managing A Fundraise? 5 Practical Guidelines For Entrepreneurs

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At Tau Ventures we believe the fundraising process is always a bit broken -- it works for some startups some of the time but by and large it’s inefficient. While part of it is...
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So A Big VC Fund Is Investing In Your Startup? 4 Practical Considerations

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First of all -- congratulations. Getting a round together always takes work and a big VC fund is certainly a big validation. That said, it takes both awareness and execution to maximize the pros...
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Virtual Fundraising For Startups — A Q&A

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Q&A with Eileen Wu Raise Partners CEO and Sand Hill Network Co-Founder, Former CNN and CNBC Reporter/Producer Has virtual fundraising leveled the playing field for international founders? Is it easier now for international founders to...
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Why We Invested In Banjo Health – Simplifying Medical Paperwork Through AI

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  Excited to announce our investment alongside Epsilon Health Investors in the $5M series A in Banjo Health which employs artificial intelligence in prior authorization (PA) i.e., reduces medical paperwork. Tau Ventures is an AI-first...
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Signaling Risk? How Early Startups Can Work Best With Big Funds

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Signaling risk typically happens when a large fund comes into an early round, creating an expectation in the market that they will lead the next round. For instance, if a $1B firm puts in...
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To PR Or Not To PR? 5 Key Questions For Startups

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Wired published a thought-provoking opinion article in 2015 comparing the news cycle around startups to a 12-hr clock. Indeed, tech in general and Silicon Valley in particular has received significant criticism over the years...
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Why We Invested In Iaso.ai — High Quality Telemedicine

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Excited to announce our seed investment alongside Healthy.vc, Refactor Capital and Esther Dyson in Iaso.ai which helps reduce variability and increase quality of telehealth consultations. Tau Ventures is an AI-first fund in Silicon Valley...
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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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What Is With All These Names And Numbers? 5 Major Ways In Which A...

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So a VC is investing in you -- great news. But then you see a string of names and numbers in their investment vehicles and you wonder, what is really going on. This post...
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Clone or Clown? Adaptation Vs Innovation For Startups Going From One Market Into Another

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Society often celebrates the inventor, the lone genius or small group of people who comes up with a new insight. We heap praise upon the innovators, those who take the inventions and make them...
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Be a Better Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurs always look for the right recipe to increase the odds of success. Steve Blank was probably one of the “recipe” pioneers as he started the lean startup movement. Before the lean movement, I would...
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Why Are Startups Taking Longer Than Ever To Go Public?

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Technology startups since the past decade are staying private for much longer. During the dot-com boom (and bust) of the 2000s, many software and internet companies were going public as early as four years...
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Pivoting Your Startup? 4 Ways To Do It Right

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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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So You Want To Invest In Startups? 5 Ways Other Than Being A Full-Time...

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Ever considered investing in startups but don’t want to be a full-time VC? There are other paths and this post will touch on the five main ones. 0) Definitions -- Before a deeper discussion we...
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So Your VC Wants To Invest More? 5 Practical Tips For Entrepreneurs

If your VC wants to invest more in you then you have a good problem in your hands. Here are five practical ways to think about it. 1) Prorata (and Super Prorata) A prorata is the...