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John Otterson
john otterson
SVB Capital
John Otterson is a partner with SVB Capital. He is responsible for global limited partner relations. He is also a managing director and investment committee member on several of its funds. John joined SVB in 1990 and brings over 24 years of venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurial experience to SVB Capital.  John previously served as a member of Silicon Valley Bank's Technology Practice, where he founded and led SVB's San Diego office.

John received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree with honors in finance from the University of Southern California. John currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego, the Preuss School Founder’s Circle, as well as the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Board of Visitors. He founded the Luau & Longboard Invitational, a surfing tournament that has raised over $6 million for the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

John and his wife have three children in whom he hopes to instill his passions for entrepreneurship and oceaneering. In the meantime, he is struggling to keep up as their first Lego League robotics coach.
Menlo Park, CA

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