Lu Zhang’s accelerated path from researcher to founder to investor — by age 30 — was always part of her plan. As founding partner of Fusion Fund, her goal is to support diverse founders who share her vision of transforming the health tech landscape. Lu has worked with First Republic since 2015. In addition to having a team who understands both her personal and business banking needs, she benefits from First Republic’s deep relationships within the venture capital community. Thanks, in part, to this extensive connectivity that has generated referrals to investors, talent and other key resources, First Republic continues to fuel Lu on her accelerated path.