“Fika” is a Swedish term for sharing ideas and building relationships. Fika Ventures — a seed fund for entrepreneurs tackling systemic challenges through data, AI and automation — provides a collaborative environment to help its portfolio companies thrive. From early on, Fika realized that in order to support these ambitious goals, it needed to have a deep understanding of its clients’ businesses and to be aligned with their values. With First Republic, it found a bank attuned to the unique needs of a micro-VC fund based outside of Silicon Valley. With a devoted financial partner on its side, Fika can focus on preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs for success.