Jon Norris is a managing director with SVB Capital's Venture Capital Relationship Management team, specializing in life sciences. Norris oversees strategic relationships with select life science venture capital firms on the West Coast, sourcing and advising on direct equity co-investment, limited partnership, and portfolio company banking and lending opportunities. In addition, he helps life science companies with equity fundraising strategy. Norris has more than eleven years of banking experience working with life science companies and venture capital firms.
Prior to joining SVB Capital, Norris was a founding member and senior vice president of Square 1 Bank, an early stage technology bank, where he was an account officer responsible for sourcing deals and managing regional and national venture capital relationships. Norris also served more than six years at Imperial Bank (subsequently acquired by Comerica Bank), most recently as senior vice president and group manager of the Northern California Life Science Practice. Prior to banking, Norris was a practicing litigation attorney, specializing in employment defense and toxic tort litigation.
Norris earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California, Riverside and a juris doctorate from Santa Clara University.