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Public Policy; Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology; U.S.
March 25, 2014 Posted by

In Silicon Valley Bank’s Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today’s patent system and what they think of different reforms Congress is considering. In this patent report, we’ve summarized what we heard from more than 1,000 executives of leading software, healthcare, hardware and cleantech companies across the United States. We also offer our views, as bankers who work closely with many of these companies, on the principles that should guide Congress as it moves forward. Among our Findings: Companies across the U.S. innovation economy use patents. Software companies are less likely to rely on the patent system. Most of the suits are coming from non-practicing entities. Download the Full Report (PDF)

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April 01, 2013 Posted by
SVB’s latest cleantech report on energy storage reviews the market drivers, challenges and opportunities for this integral piece of the cleantech ecosystem. The report provides detail on the technologies, the drivers of growth, the exit environment and investment activity. We outline the following ten important trends that influence the growth of energy storage, the key to the viability of renewable energy.
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Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology
February 13, 2013 Posted by

Every time I meet with a group of tech company CEOs they say the same thing: hiring world-class talent is one of their biggest challenges. They struggle to find, attract and retain the engineering, scientific and technical talent they need to grow their businesses.

So when I saw the results of our annual Startup Outlook survey this year, I was not surprised. While nine in ten startup executives said they were hiring, an equal number said it is challenging - or extremely challenging - to find workers with the skills they need.

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Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology
January 17, 2013 Posted by
Knowing the significance of innovation startups on the prospects for growth in the US economy overall, we starting asking leaders of startup companies about four years ago how their businesses are performing, whether they are hiring and which policies will continue to enable their growth.
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Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology
November 01, 2012 Posted by
The 2012 Startup Outlook Survey captures a U.S. economy in transition. The technology sector continues to lead the broader economy out of the downturn, posting strong returns even as the overall economy strains to rebound. Dynamicnew sectors are growing rapidly, businesses are hiring and startup executives are bullish on the U.S. market. Optimism and confidence remain high.
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July 12, 2012 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank's Advanced Biofuels and Biochemicals Report provides a comprehensive overview of the sector with detail on the technologies, the drivers of growth and investment trends.
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Public Policy; Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology
June 29, 2012 Posted by

Listen to our round table discussion of the JOBS Act and its implications for both early-stage and late-stage companies. Our panel, including Bill Hambrecht, discuss crowdfunding, the IPO on-ramp, and options for raising capital in this online webinar.

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May 15, 2012 Posted by

Cleantech is increasingly a diverse and pervasive concept. As our Cleantech business grows and expands to where innovators take us technologically, geographically, or with new models, we are tracking those dynamics closely.

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Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology
November 15, 2011 Posted by
Some of the most exciting venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in the country and from around globe shared their new-business ideas for technology, life science and cleantech in the latest Silicon Valley Bank SVB Showcase.
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June 08, 2011 Posted by
In Cleantech, who would have guessed 12 months ago that the hottest segment for IPOs would be biofuels? The industry is at an early crossroads at multiple levels with rapidly shifting dynamics and global implications. Plenty of challenges and uncertainty exist, but, all the while, the momentum of change and innovation marches on ...
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