Stories from the frontlines of innovation


Running a startup can be the most exhilarating and the most exasperating experience – all at the same time. SVB interviewed startup founders to hear their stories. Get insight and inspiration from entrepreneurs who are reinventing the future.

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Leura Fine, founder and CEO of Laurel & Wolf, describes her unconventional path from top L.A. interior designer to startup founder.

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Ran Krauss, co-founder and CEO of Airobotics, based in Israel, describes how he measures his employees by what they bring to the table, not their titles.

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Irving Fain, CEO and co-founder of Bowery Farming, describes how he intends to revolutionize farming -- 10 miles from Manhattan.

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    John Tabis

    Founder and CEO, The Bouqs Company

    "If you can't sell your mom, you can't sell anybody."
     

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    Shan-Lyn Ma

    Founder and CEO, Zola

    “One big surprise has been how unrelenting leading a startup is.”
     

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    Jamie Siminoff

    CEO and Chief Inventor, Ring

    "Some people crush it right out of the gate. I kept building ideas that didn't work."
     

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    Alexis Lê-Quôc

    Co-Founder and CTO, Datadog

    "Find things that resonate with your own experience."
     

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    Bart Stein

    CEO and Co-Founder, Wim Yogurt

    "When you are building a startup you want people who are willing to step way outside of their comfort zone."

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