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First Republic Venture Capital Services Team

First Republic Bank offers a specialized set of banking and through our affiliates, wealth management services, to support the success of venture funds, limited partners and startups at every stage of growth. Our Beyond Banking services provide you with connections and industry insights through our events, articles and research reports. We are committed to relationship-based service and responsiveness through a dedicated banker backed by a team of experts.
To learn more, contact your local banking team at FRBInnovation@firstrepublic.com.

Here’s how we can help

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Advisory Network

With the unique needs of growing tech companies in mind, we can connect you with our vast network of industry leaders and third-party services and discounts to help you scale faster and save money. View Innovators’ Toolkit.

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Industry Insights

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

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Events & Industry Partnerships

For topics that matter most, we offer educational events and workshops, peer-to-peer gatherings and partnerships at local industry events including RAISE, All Raise, Women in VC, Kauffman Fellows, Oper8r and many more.

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Lending Solutions

Set your business up for long-term growth with our selection of flexible lending products — including specialized lines of credit, terms loans, partner loans and custom loans — to help you reach your goals.

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Operational Guidance

We’re here to help, whether you need guidance on firm operational infrastructure or fund best practices.

Treasury Management

Our team is well-versed in the unique cash-flow issues that innovative companies face. We provide sweep accounts, money market accounts, collection solutions and wire transfers to manage your cash flow and FX solutions to manage your foreign currency exposure.

Private Equity Quarterly Q2 2021

While tech and life science companies typically receive venture investing, it’s becoming increasingly more common to see private equity funds target venture portfolio companies with growth capital. Read more.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Prevent Wildfires

Buzz Solutions, a bay area startup, is revolutionizing the utility industry with new technology that not only saves time and resources, but it can also prevent damaging wildfires.  Read more.

How to Raise and Successfully Close Fund II

Emerging managers are key players in the VC space, with the potential to steer founders to successful exits and deliver significant returns for investors. Read more.

Banking Team

Sam Heshmati

Senior Managing Director
Sector Lead – VC, PE and Tech Banking
(650) 847-0470
sheshmati@firstrepublic.com

Jeff Javier

Jeffrey Javier

Senior Director
Venture Debt & Fund Banking
(650) 576-8483
jejavier@firstrepublic.com

Safa Aliabadi

Senior Director
NorCal Startup Banking
(925) 866-3200
saliabadi@firstrepublic.com

Lauren Barnett

Senior Director
SoCal Startup Banking
(310) 425-6326
lbarnett@firstrepublic.com

Judy Canalin

Judy Lee Canalin

Managing Director
Fund Banking
(650) 234-8844
jcanalin@firstrepublic.com

Charles Heaphy

Senior Managing Director
Fund Banking
(310) 407-7119
cheaphy@firstrepublic.com

Kate McRoskey

Managing Director
Fund Banking
(310) 968-2003
kmcroskey@firstrepublic.com

Meggie Muyot

Meggie Muyot Ramirez


Vince Timoney

Managing Director
Fund Banking
(415) 994-8354
vtimoney@firstrepublic.com

Kim Manganaro-Whitall

Kim Whitall

Senior Director
Fund Banking
(650) 234-8863
kwhitall@firstrepublic.com

Value–Add Team

In addition to offering banking services, our experts are here to help you navigate the details of setting up a fund, including data room review, operation best practices, CFO office hours and pre-close services.

Caroline Hale

Senior Director
Women in VC
Family Office Practice
Operations Specialist
(707) 688-0301
chale@firstrepublic.com

Sean Park

Managing Director
Fund Formation and
Operations Specialist
(650) 796-8206
seanpark@firstrepublic.com

First Republic’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Clients

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