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.


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


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.


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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