Tau Ventures

AI-first, early stage fund in
digital health, enterprise, and automation.

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Amit Garg
Amit Garg
Partner

I am currently Managing Partner at Tau Ventures, a $15M seed fund in Palo Alto focused on applied AI in digital health, automation (cars, drones, robots), and enterprise.

Key investments I have worked on in the past include UniKey (smart locks), nuTonomy (self-driving cars, sold for $450M), BioBeats (machine learning for human well-being, acquired by Huma / Medapod), Glooko (diabetes management), Cohero Health (respiratory management), Terapede (low-dosage X-ray detection), Figure1 (medical communication), HealthifyMe (fitness and health-tracking),  Healthy.io (home-based urinalysis) and RapidDeploy (cloud-based emergency response).

I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years — at Samsung NEXT Ventures, cofounded a startup called HealthIQ (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.

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Sanjay Rao
Sanjay Rao
Partner

I am currently Managing Partner at Tau Ventures, an early stage seed fund in Palo Alto focused on applied AI.  My primary areas of focus are enterprise, automation, and digital health.

I grew up in Palo Alto, and have lived in New York, Seattle, and Boston.  Previously , I was a Product Manager at Microsoft in Seattle, a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York, an investor at Norwest Venture Partners in Palo Alto, where I focused on consumer internet and SaaS investments including Adaptive Insights (acquired by Workday for $1.6B), and a co-founder of a Bay Area Accelerator.

I have an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.  My graduate work involved research at the MIT AI Lab (CSAIL). I served on the MIT Corporation for 5 years and on the MIT Alumni Association Board for three years.

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