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Raising A Startup Round At A Lower Valuation Than You Wanted?

Most startups will face the prospect of a lower valuation than they wanted at some point. Which is why raising too much, too early, at too high a valuation, can really backfire on an...
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So My Startup Is Not Growing As Fast — 5 Practical Tips To Still...

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Long sales cycle? Marketing got too expensive? Spent too much time fixing the product? There are so many reasons why things can take much longer than planned. In fact, our experience at Tau is that...
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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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Startups And Impact Investors – Good or Bad?

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Value = Valuation. Valuation -> Profits. Profits!= Profiteering. Are you a startup wondering about this sequence? Then you may want to consider working with impact investors. There are benefits and pitfalls in doing so, before...
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Can Startups Disrupt Medical Errors?

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Primum non nocere -- Latin for “first, do no harm” has been enshrined by the medical practice since the times of the Hippocratic Oath. Unfortunately erring is part of the human condition and despite...
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Your Startup Is A Taking Off? 5 Ways To Incentivize New Employees

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You have built the boat (or the rocket, or the plane, pick your favorite vehicle) and now it’s time to grow. How do you bring abroad new sailors to set course amidst uncharted waters?...
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Why We Invested In RapidDeploy

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Excited to announce our investment alongside Morpheus Ventures in the series B of RapidDeploy which provides a unified public safety workflow, reducing emergency response time (sample articles: official press release, TechCrunch). We had invested...
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Startups And The Series A1 Trap

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Hit the magical $1M ARR a year after your A but not so sure if you should be raising a B? And at the current burn your cash is going to last for 6...
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No Needles? The Breakthrough Innovation Of Measuring Blood Sugar Non-Invasively

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BBC Nov 19, 2018: Google halts glucose-sensing contact lens project Engadget Jan 12, 2021: Startup claims its new wearable can monitor blood sugar without needles 9To5Mac Jan 25, 2021: Apple Watch blood sugar measurement coming in...
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Pitch right down the middle

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Ideas are only as good as their pitches, and pros are the masters of pitch selection to improve business proposals. Three of the best in the business -- Evan Wyk, Brant Pinvidic and Brian Cristiano...
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How To Learn / Unlearn About An Industry? 5 Practical Suggestions For Entrepreneurs

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Saw an opportunity, decided to build a company around it, but don’t have much experience in the space? It’s the story of many startups, including some of the most successful ones. Have a lot of...
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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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How Do VCs Find And Fund Your Startup? – 4 Major Paths Of Deal...

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Following up from the last article “VCs Suck? Here Are 5 Practical Ways For Entrepreneurs To Minimize The Pain,” this post is focused on the other perspective. VCs get flooded with business proposals, as...
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How Startups Can Help Fix Our Broken Healthcare Infrastructure — The Unbundling Of The...

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A pandemic exposes the flaws in our society, healthcare very much included. While meaningful improvements require all 5 Ps -- Payors, Providers, Patients, Pharma, Policy-Makers -- startups can help. Big time. Entrepreneurs by definition...
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Is There A Bubble? And 3 Practical Tips For Entrepreneur For 2022

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If you are asking the question then you probably already believe in the answer. Pitchbook is a company focused on analysis and research in VC, PE and M&A and per their data till the end...
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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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Nitty-Gritty Details Will Make (or Kill) Your Valuations. Here’s Why.

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Genius is in the details that other people skim.  Answer me honestly. When’s the last time you bothered to read beyond the first line of a Terms and Conditions agreement or take the time to...
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Why We Invested In Signos – Weight Loss Built For You

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  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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Why We Invested in Salú – Health At Work

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Excited to announce our investment alongside Softbank (Upload Ventures), Aggir and Norte in the now oversubscribed $2M seed of Salú, which is helping provide occupational health insurance in Brazil. They are also focusing on...
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Having A Hard Time Reconnecting With A VC? 5 Practical Tips

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  Many previous articles have talked about how to connect with investors, including how VCs can suck but you can minimize the pain, doing your own diligence on them, and working with smaller versus larger...