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.

SOI Zola

Shan-Lyn Ma talks about drawing inspiration to start her own business, the hugely successful wedding registry Zola, from other tech companies and founders.

FC Airobotics

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.

FC Bowery Farming

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

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  • Ian Siegel, Co Founder and CEO of ZipRecruiter
    Ian Siegel

    CEO and Co-founder, ZipRecruiter

    "Even in good times, you have to make some really hard decisions."

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  • April: Trek changed my perception of success.
    April Lovelady

    CTO and Co-Founder, Voyager Biomedical

    "When you’re optimized for learning, you’re not necessarily focused on success and failure."

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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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    Kathryn Minshew

    CEO and Founder, The Muse

    "The relationships you build as an entrepreneur can be one of the best safeguards against making unnecessary mistakes"

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