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

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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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  • 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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