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Banking Built for Innovators

First Republic Bank serves tech companies and emerging fund managers at every stage of growth. We tailor customized financial solutions to their needs with a perspective rooted in the long term. Discover how personalized banking and unparalleled service can make a meaningful difference in your business goals.

Contact your local banking team to learn more: Emily Wu and Thomas Cheng.


How We Can Be of Service

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Innovators’ Toolkit

Business clients enjoy discounts from partners, including AWS credits and much more. Learn more.                                                                     

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Advisory Network

We can connect you with our vast network of tech leaders and service providers.

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Founder Networking

Peer-to-peer gatherings for founders to share ideas on opportunities, best practices and challenges in today’s market.

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Executive Educational Events

Events and workshops on topics that matter most to tech executives, such as fundraising fundamentals, launching a new business and navigating risk mitigation. Contact your banking team for information on our upcoming events.

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Industry Sponsorships

Partnerships and participation at local industry events, including BRIIA, TriValley Institute and East Bay Bio Network.

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Research and Insights

Articles and research reports for tech companies and their investors, covering topics from best practices in building and running a startup or venture firm to industry trends and investment opportunities. Learn more.

The Banking Team Serving Innovators


Emily Wu

Senior Managing Director
Business Banking
First Republic Bank
(925) 952-8216
NMLS ID #487198


Thomas Cheng

Managing Director
Relationship Management
First Republic Bank
(925) 952-8234
NMLS ID #450715

The First Republic Approach

Our clients think of us as trusted partners and industry insiders, providing unbiased guidance throughout every stage of growth. First Republic Bank and its wealth management affiliates offer white-glove service as well as a specialized set of banking and wealth management services to support the success of venture funds and startups at every stage. Our Innovators’ Toolkit offers clients a suite of mission-critical services with discounts up to $220,000 to address many of startups’ immediate operational needs1. Beyond these offers, First Republic differentiates itself by providing entrepreneurs with a designated team of experts dedicated to meet each client’s needs quickly and with ease.

Serving Tech Beyond Banking

Investment and Advisory Products and Services are Not FDIC Insured, Not Bank Guaranteed and May Lose Value.

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