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

We have two investment vehicles: seed fund and opportunity fund (As, Bs, Cs:)
$17M seed fund investment thesis | $20M opportunity fund investment thesis

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Companies

The Team

Amit Garg
Amit Garg
Partner

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.

Thoughts By Amit
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 in Palo Alto, where he focused on consumer internet and SaaS investments including Adaptive Insights (acquired by Workday for $1.6B), 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.

Thoughts By Sanjay

Advisors

Partners

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)