First Republic Bank
At First Republic, Samir Kaji manages a group focused on private equity, venture capital and startup company relationships. In his 20+ years in the industry, Samir has worked with over 700 companies and 500 venture capital and private equity firms, and has completed debt transactions totaling over $11.0 billion in committed capital.
Over the past decade, Samir has specialized in advising emerging ventures managers, and is an active writer and speaker about early stage venture trends. He has also invested in over 40 companies and funds. Samir hosts the Venture Unlocked Podcast, which focuses on the art of starting and running a venture capital firm.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Samir is a graduate of San Jose State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in finance, as well as Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, where he earned his MBA with a concentration in finance.
Samir served his fellowship at First Republic and he is a member of Class 20.