Fundraising Best Practices for Startups

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Fundraising Best Practices for Startups


Join us for a fireside chat with Sam Heshmati, Senior Vice President, First Republic Bank, who will share his insights on fundraising best practices and strategies for startups.

Sam Heshmati has 17 years of experience in the technology ecosystem, serving clients not only as a banker, but also as an advisor. He leads efforts for First Republic Bank's early stage startup team focused on providing programs to serve the tech community, cultivating and managing relationships with some of the country’s top incubators, micro-VCs and entrepreneurs. Over his career, he has worked with over 1000 early-stage tech companies in addition to several hundred micro-VCs. Prior to joining First Republic in 2012, he spent 10 years as a tech banker at Silicon Valley Bank and Square 1 Bank. He earned a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University.

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Student Union Theater, San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq San Jose, CA 95192, San Jose, US




Silicon Valley Center For Entrepreneurship & IDEAS@SJSU