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Analytics; Technology; Venture Capital
May 09, 2016 Posted by

In late March, Spotify raised $1 billion in convertible debt from TPG, Dragoneer and clients of Goldman Sachs. The financing, like many recent investments in large private technology companies, is designed to fund company growth, as Spotify intends to increase its already large base of 30 million paying subscribers .  But unlike last year’s significant pure-equity plays in Lyft ($1 billion in total financing, with half coming from GM) and SoFi (also $1 billion), the recent Spotify funding has significant covenants. 

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Analytics; Technology; Venture Capital
May 05, 2016 Posted by
The nearly seven-year bull market that followed the 2008 financial crisis decelerated in 2015, largely due to global macroeconomic headwinds. This continued in the first part of 2016, which began with the worst two-week start to any year on record. Market turbulence has many technology companies postponing their IPOs; in fact, there was not a single U.S. tech IPO in Q1 2016. And nine companies withdrew their IPO filings entirely, waiting for better market conditions before making their public debut.
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Analytics; Technology; Venture Capital; U.S.
May 02, 2016 Posted by
As startup valuations soared over the last five years, the sources of capital funding these companies changed. The type of investor who fueled the unicorns’ rich valuations and mega-rounds included multibillion-dollar firms such as Tiger Global and Fidelity Investments. With abundant cash, capital costs near all-time lows and fewer attractive opportunities in the public market, mutual funds and hedge funds turned their attention to the private market.
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Advisories; Analytics; Life Science
April 19, 2016 Posted by

What is Digital Health? For SVB Analytics’ new report, “Digital Health: Opportunities for Advancing Healthcare,” we mapped the digital health ecosystem through an examination of the challenges faced by each stakeholder, and grouped companies based on the digital health solution provided.

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Capital Access; Public Policy; Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 10, 2016 Posted by
Startup Outlook 2016 is Silicon Valley Bank’s annual report on the health of the innovation economy. For each of the past seven years, we have taken a survey of companies to learn what entrepreneurs are thinking about business conditions, access to capital and talent, and the policy issues that help or hinder their success. This year’s report shows that the innovation sector is undergoing a healthy recalibration.
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Energy & Resource Innovation
August 26, 2015 Posted by
i3’s solar research report on photovoltaics finds new efficiency gains are helping to reduce costs and leading to a dramatic increase in PV global installed capacity.
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Analytics; Technology
July 16, 2015 Posted by

    As seen in  Global Corporate Venturing , July/August 2015 issue. Most of us are fascinated by virtual reality. Who hasn’t cringed about being virtually stuck in the 1990s of The Matrix or dreamed up their own “destinations” for Star Trek’s Holodeck? Now, the promise of VR appears to be growing closer to, well, reality. Recently, Silicon Valley Bank brought together VR hardware and software developers, entertainment companies, academic researchers and 60 investors to pollinate ideas for moving VR from fiction to fruition.

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Analytics; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
June 05, 2015 Posted by
At a May 21s, 2015 event in Boston, Silicon Valley Bank and hack/reduce hosted an event for tech companies and investors to discuss the future of Big Data.
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Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
April 01, 2015 Posted by

Tracy Isacke, managing director of the Silicon Valley Bank Corporate Venture Relationship Group, discussed the findings of the 2015 Innovation Economy Outlook report.

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Analytics; Startups; Technology
February 01, 2015 Posted by

Tracy Isacke, managing director of the Silicon Valley Bank Corporate Venture Relationship Group, discusses trends associated with cyber-security.

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