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Client Spotlight: Alta Motors on Why the Future of Transportation is Electric

Author: Erik Ortiz, Business Banker, First Republic Bank

Electric vehicles usually have a reputation for efficiency rather than performance, but Alta Motors, a maker of high-end electric motorcycles, is seeking to change that misconception. The startup’s Redshift bikes zoom from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 …More

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How Startup Teams Can Give More Effective Feedback

Author: David Klein, Contributor, Forbes

Giving feedback is critical to helping your team — and therefore your company — thrive. With feedback, team members understand which behaviors to continue and which behaviors to change, all to be more effective in their role. When done right, feedback …More

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Client Spotlight: Romulus Capital’s Youthful Founders Have an Ageless Approach to VC Funding

Author: Todd Rassiger, Senior Managing Director, First Republic Bank

As a 20-year-old undergrad at MIT, Krishna Gupta saw an opportunity to help his peers turn their ideas into sustainable technology businesses. He decided to start a venture capital firm in 2008 and worked from an unusual setting — his …More

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Why Innovative Tech Companies Invest in Customer Success

Author: Mark Silver, Contributor, Business2Community

Innovative companies face a unique challenge: if the customer fails at using the technology, the company is to blame. They’ll blame the innovator even if they only logged in once. They’ll blame the innovator even if they never fully implemented …More

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Letting Go: How to Truly Delegate

Author: David K. Williams, Contributor, Forbes

Delegation can often be a difficult thing to embrace. But by fully understanding the freeing power of delegation, selecting the best employees for the job and contextualizing failure as an opportunity, you can harness the power of delegation and empower …More

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The Power of Intrapreneurship in Driving Innovation

Author: Adi Gaskell, Contributor, Forbes

The concept of intrapreneurship is one that has been around for some time, but it is one that is growing at quite a pace as organizations attempt to leverage and empower employees to create and innovate. There has been an …More

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Los Angeles Venture Is Underrated

Author: Samir Kaji , Senior Managing Director, First Republic Bank

When ranking US startup hubs, it’s widely accepted that New York City stands out clearly as the largest venture ecosystem outside of Silicon Valley. Startup formation and funding data seems to confirm this notion as the area consistently ranks as …More

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How to Maintain Collaboration While Scaling Up

Author: Lee Garrison, Contributor, Business2Community

It’s always an exciting time when your team decides to scale up and potentially bring in significant success to both your business and you. By growing teams at the right rate in the right way, businesses are able to scale …More

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Client Spotlight: Aligned Partners Discusses Why Founders Should Focus More on Capital Efficiency

Author: Hana Yang, Business Banker, First Republic Bank

In today’s fast-paced venture capital market, tech startups are often granted billion-dollar valuations that are nearly impossible to match in actual revenue. Not everyone in Silicon Valley has signed onto this new normal, however. Jodi Sherman Jahic and Susan Mason, …More

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