Venture Studio (3): Mark Loranger of Square 1 Bank
Get to know Mark Loranger, who runs the Square Roots Program @ Square 1 Bank. Square Roots is completely dedicated to serving the banking needs of promising startups so if you are a tech entrepreneur you'll learn all about what services Mark's program provides for their clients.
In this conversation we explore such topics as:
:43 What the heck is a venture bank?
2:25 What is the Square Roots Program?
3:40 What services do they provide for their clients?
4:35 What types of companies they work with
6:03 What is their portfolio like?
7:10 Costs, etc... why it's pretty much free, etc.
8:42 Discussion of Startup Genome Project
10:20 Trends Square 1 is seeing in Angel/VC investing
11:40 Convergence of Seed Rounds and Series A in 2010
13:40 How this convergence resembles pro-wrestling!? :)
16:09 Bubble(s) Forming? What's happening in 2011?
16:27 Ron Conway/Yuri Milner/Y combinator