Mr. Samir Kaji is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer, Board Member and President at Allocate. He served as Senior Managing Director at First Republic Bank. Mr. Kaji is an Angel Investor. He also serves as a Member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He is a Co-Founder of KF20 Capital. He spent nearly 22 years in venture banking between SVB and First Republic Bank and closely worked with and advised over 700 venture capital and private equity firms. During this time, he completed over $12B in structured debt transactions and invested personally in over 60 funds and companies, including early-stage investments into Carta (seed), Side (seed), PolicyGenius (Series A), and FanDuel (Series B) as well as Growth investments into Reddit, Alto Pharmacy, Carbon Health, and. Samir completed a finance undergraduate degree at San Jose State University, an MBA from Santa Clara University, and completed the prestigious Kauffman Fellows venture program. He is also an active writer on venture capital and is the host of a top venture podcast called Venture Unlocked. He currently lives in Menlo Park with his wife Ashlee and their two cavapoo puppies Penny and Belle.