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

We are $85M+ AUM, primarily seed, very opportunistically will invest in As / Bs / Cs: Fund II, Opty Fund, Fund I

Tau Day (our annual day): 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 

Team

Amit Garg
Amit Garg
Partner

My focus is mostly on digital health and a little bit on automation / logistics. 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 $137M 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.

 

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

Sanjay focuses on enterprise and automation investments at Tau Ventures. Earlier, he was a Program Manager at Microsoft, a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, a venture investor at Norwest Venture Partners, and a co-founder of an automation startup.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. He also served on the MIT Corporation (Board of Trustees) for 5 years and on the MIT Alumni Association Board for three years. Sanjay is based in Austin, Texas and invests across the US.

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We have built relationships with key service providers over many years and can introduce our startups to any of them, typically with further benefits (e.g., AWS credits)