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The Startup & Venture Capital Club Series: What is Venture Capital & How does it work?

October 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am PDT


The Startup & Venture Capital Club Series: What is Venture Capital & How does it work?

The Startup & Venture Capital Club is a monthly series of events designed for founders who are in their early stages, anywhere from pre-seed through Series A, when entrepreneurs need all the guidance they can get. From formation, pitching, building a great team, IP, raising your first round, product, marketing & brand strategy, customer acquisition, and so much more- we will have a full interactive session lead by an expert, ready to answer your questions. In partnership with Hopkins & Carley, join us for our launch event on Oct 29th as we take a deep dive into:

What is Venture Capital & How does it work?

  • How do VC firms get their fund?
  • What is the role of a venture capitalist?
  • The difference between investment stages
  • What is pre-seed funding and seed capital?
  • What services can a venture capital firm offer besides investment?

Not an early-stage founder? That’s okay, too. Later-stage founders, investors, or startup enthusiasts are also welcome to attend. There is a limited amount of space available, so get your tickets early to secure your virtual seat!


  • Amit Garg — Managing Partner, Tau Ventures



Amit is currently a Managing Partner at Tau Ventures, a seed fund in Palo Alto focused on applied AI in digital health, automation (cars, drones, robots), and enterprise. Their 14 current investments include Blendid (robotic arm for making food), RubiconMD (referral service for primary care physicians), Elemental Machines (IoT to improve production of foods+drugs), Totient (cancer drug discovery), OneHealthCompany (treat cancer in dogs), Freedom Robotics (cloud platform for robotics), Infinitus (helping patients navigate healthcare), Biotia (analyze pathogen genomes to prevent hospital contamination), Iterative Scopes (computer vision for colon cancer), Cerby (cybsercurity to harness shadow IT), and four investments in stealth.

He has been in Silicon Valley for 20 years — at Samsung NEXT Ventures where he seed-funded nuTonomy (self-driving cars, sold for $450M), cofounded a startup called HealthIQ (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures ($10B AUM), and doing product and analytics at Google. Amit’s academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. He speak natively 3 languages, lives carbon-neutral, is a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.


October 29, 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am PDT