Venture Capital

Virtual Fundraising For Startups — A Q&A

Q&A with Eileen Wu Raise Partners CEO and Sand Hill Network Co-Founder, Former CNN and CNBC Reporter/Producer Has virtual fundraising leveled...
Amit Garg
5 min read

Venture Capital is for the Elite only

Our economy has changed. I see three significant trends. A significant number of youngsters, freshly out of school, want to become...
Pierre Gaubil
4 min read

Why We Invested In Labelbox aka “The Pickaxe” Of The AI Revolution

We just invested in Labelbox as part of their $40M series C led by B Capital, here is some of the...
Amit Garg
2 min read

Why We Invested In Decoded Health aka “A Medical Resident In Your Pocket”

In January we invested in Decoded Health as part of their $4.5M seed led by Sierra Ventures. Tau Ventures is an...
Amit Garg
2 min read

How to evaluate growth stocks like VCs

Two and a half factors to assess growth investments. This post will cover the following topics: The importance of being in...
Cyrill Studer
7 min read

Synthetic Equity — Pros > Cons For Startups?

In the US, limited liability corporations (LLCs) are a recent phenomenon — Wyoming pioneered them in 1977, the IRS issued comprehensive...
Amit Garg
2 min read

Is Silicon Valley Dying? No And Why It Still Makes Sense For Entrepreneurs

There are these headlines: Aug 26, 2020: Palantir’s Bay Area move makes Denver the city to watch amid Silicon Valley’s exodus...
Amit Garg
3 min read

Disaggregation of the Hospital – A Counterintuitive Opportunity for Startups?

Tau Ventures is a seed-focused fund investing in applied AI in digital health, enterprise and automation (cars, robots). We think a...
Amit Garg
2 min read

To PR Or Not To PR? 5 Key Questions For Startups

Wired published a thought-provoking opinion article in 2015 comparing the news cycle around startups to a 12-hr clock. Indeed, tech in...
Amit Garg
2 min read

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....
Amit Garg
2 min read
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Nitty-Gritty Details Will Make (or Kill) Your Valuations. Here’s Why.

Genius is in the details that other people skim.  Answer me honestly. When’s the last time you bothered to read beyond...
David Reiss
3 min read

Why We Invested In FidoCure aka How Tech Can Help Save Dogs (And Eventually Humans) From Cancer

In October FidoCure, also known as One Health Company, announced a $10M series A led by Polaris Ventures and we increased...
Amit Garg
2 min read

Fundraising is badly misunderstood

If there is one thing that most startups misunderstand entirely, that’s probably fundraising. Thus, they create their own mental image of...
Pierre Gaubil
4 min read

Replacing Your VC? 5 Principles For Entrepreneurs

At Tau Ventures we advise all entrepreneurs to look upon the diligence process during a fundraising round as a two-way street....
Amit Garg
3 min read

Offshoring? 5 Key Principles For Startups

At Tau Ventures we have invested in startups that are fully in the US, where the CEO is in the US...
Amit Garg
2 min read

Raising A Startup Round? How And When To Share Fundraising Updates

How long does it take to raise capital? Why am I not getting term sheets when other companies are? Is that...
Amit Garg
3 min read

Can Startups Disrupt Medical Errors?

Primum non nocere — Latin for “first, do no harm” has been enshrined by the medical practice since the times of...
Amit Garg
2 min read

SPVs and SPACs — A Straightforward Guide For Entrepreneurs

Have an investor wanting to do a SPV? Wondering what is all this talk of SPACs? This post is focused on...
Amit Garg
2 min read

SAFE: Great (Esp For Entrepreneurs), As Long As Done Safely

Simple Agreement for Future Equity, or SAFE, is an increasingly popular instrument for fundraising especially at the earliest stages of a...
Amit Garg
2 min read

What Is With All These Names And Numbers? 5 Major Ways In Which A VC Invests In You

So a VC is investing in you — great news. But then you see a string of names and numbers in...
Amit Garg
3 min read