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Startups; Technology
July 11, 2014 Posted by

At an exclusive CEO event in Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang talks to Silicon Valley Bank CEO Greg Becker about current trends in the music industry, the impact tech has had on the industry, and his views on the most effective leadership styles.

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Analytics; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
June 10, 2014 Posted by
SVB Analytics, an affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank, published a research report and related video on wearables and the quantified self-movement, focusing on lifestyle, health and fitness applications.
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Startups; Technology
June 02, 2014 Posted by
FireEye CEO Dave DeWalt talks to Silicon Valley Bank CEO Greg Becker about current market conditions and managing his high-growth company through an IPO and beyond at an exclusive CEO event in Silicon Valley.
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Analytics; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
April 17, 2014 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank hosted an engaging event about the future of the quantified self movement, focusing on lifestyle, health and fitness.
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Public Policy; Energy & Resource Innovation; 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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Startups; Technology
August 26, 2013 Posted by

The Silicon Valley Bank network, extended through the teams in our local offices around the country, is making it possible for me to sit down with client CEOs and some fascinating guest speakers as part of our 30 for 30 CEO events* this year. Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CIO Brenna Berman of the City of Chicago, and meet about two dozen CEOs from the Chicago area.

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Public Policy; Startups; Technology
June 12, 2013 Posted by

Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA 4th District) joined SVB CEO Greg Becker for a client dinner in Boston with about 30 local and discussed variety of issues, all in the general category of how the Federal Government can help entrepreneurs succeed. The topics included immigration reform, education (esp. education in science, technology, engineering and math, or “STEM”), what’s going on with patent litigation, the business environment in MA, hiring, and federal funding for R&D. More information is available on our blog page.

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Startups; Technology
May 28, 2013 Posted by

Silicon Valley Bank CEO Greg Becker had a chance to interview Biz Stone, CEO of Jelly and Co-Founder of Twitter, at a recent event for SVB clients in Napa Valley. In this video from the event, Biz and Greg discuss the importance of manufacturing your own opportunity, why authenticity and listening is key to success in social media and Biz’s new company, Jelly.

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Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; U.S.
May 23, 2013 Posted by
Finding, attracting and retaining world-class talent is increasingly difficult for many of Silicon Valley Bank’s technology and life science clients. In fact, our annual Startup Outlook survey revealed 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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Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; U.S.
April 15, 2013 Posted by
Through our partnership with the Angel Resource Institute and CB Insights, we are studying angel group investment activity to arm entrepreneurs and investors as they seek to better understand angel investing and jump start emerging businesses.
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