Vera Shokina is a Managing Director with Silicon Valley Banks’s Global Gateway group. In this role she assists international venture capital funds and innovation companies in the emerging markets with their US and international market expansion.Prior to joining SVB, she was CFO and COO of Runa Capital, where she brought more than 20 years of finance and investment experience both in the US and Russia and a passion to build a Russian VC industry to the Runa team. Continue reading
Andy Tsao, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank, will be one of the speakers at Startup Istanbul 2015 event. Andrew Tsao leads SVB’s Global Gateway, which assists innovation companies in the emerging markets with their US and international market expansion, and VB Global Private Equity Services, working with SVB’s international private equity and venture capital clients, particularly those in the emerging markets.
In his stage talk at Startup Istanbul 2014 event, Andy Tsao encouraged the entrepreneurs to think big in the Silicon Valley and to aim with their startup ventures not only to build successful companies, but also to create businesses that will change the world.