Larry Zahn is responsible for developing and deepening banking and lending relationships with general partners and financial executives in private equity and venture capital firms.
Larry has held several positions at SVB since he joined in 2000. Most recently, he was a partner with SVB Capital responsible for limited partner relations and was a managing director and investment committee member on several of SVB Capital’s funds. Mr. Zahn brings with him more than 19 years of private equity, venture capital and legal experience.
Prior to that, as SVB Capital’s chief administrative officer, he helped build its family of proprietary and sponsored funds. In this role, he focused his efforts on operational and legal support of SVB Capital initiatives, including all of the funds of funds and direct investment funds. His duties included fund structuring and formation, reviewing and negotiating terms of investments, conducting legal due diligence, assisting with limited partner relations and handling other operational and legal issues that arose in connection with ongoing activities across SVB Capital.
Prior to joining SVB Capital, he served as assistant general counsel with Archon Financial (a Goldman Sachs company) and as an associate at Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, LLP, a Texas-based firm.
Mr. Zahn graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from Williams College and graduated with honors with a juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. He has been a Director of the Texas Lyceum, a state-wide leadership organization and had active roles on the board and finance committee of the Austin Children’s Museum in Austin, Texas
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