Samir Kaji

Senior Managing Director, First Republic Bank

I’m currently a Senior Managing Director at First Republic Bank, leading our team’s Venture Capital/Private Equity/tech banking efforts. Over the past several years, we’ve had a particular focus on the early stage venture landscape, primarily Micro-VC & seed/Series A start-ups.

FRB is a comprehensive private and commercial bank that provides a comprehensive platform for the Venture Capital and Private Equity community, both on the business and personal side.

Prior to joining First Republic, I spent 13 years at Silicon Valley Bank working in various capacities

My first 10 years were focused on providing early stage Growth Capital and Working Capital financing to Venture and non-Venture backed software and Hardware companies of all stages. Companies I worked with at the early stages of their development included LinkedIn, Aruba Networks, Meraki, Yodlee, and Shutterfly.

As part of the senior leadership team on SVB’s venture group, I worked with Venture Capital and Private Equity firms covering firms such as Sequoia Capital, Francisco Partners, Lightspeed Partners, IVP, Formation8 Partners, Venrock, and Founders Fund.

I have completed over $5.0B in debt transactions with 500+ companies/firms.

Specialties: Specialize in all aspects of lending to Venture Capital / Private Equity firms and to portfolio companies (software and hardware) of all stages, including Growth Capital financing, Asset based financing, and Venture/PE fund financing. Consultant to companies seeking to acquire financing (debt / Equity)

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