Assure presents What's Going on in Venture with Samir Kaji. Samir has spent over 20 years in venture capital and is at the forefront of thought leadership on innovation and the future of the space. Samir and Jeremy discuss the past, present, and future of venture capital, painting a picture of the current trends and the role of emerging fund managers in the democratization of private investing.
Samir has 20 years of experience banking in the venture capital industry. Most recently at First Republic where Samir was a Senior Managing Director leading the bank Venture Capital team. Prior to First Republic, Samir spent 13 years at Silicon Valley Bank, also in the venture capital space.
Companies Samir worked with, at the early stages of their development include LinkedIn, Aruba Networks, and Shutterfly.
Samir also worked with the following Venture Capital and Private Equity firms covering firms such as Sequoia Capital, Francisco Partners, Lightspeed Partners, IVP, Formation8 Partners, Venrock, and Founders Fund.
He has completed over $5.0B in debt transactions with 500+ companies and firms.