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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Startups
October 19, 2015 Posted by

Companies today need a robust online presence to recruit top talent, drive sales, and build brand awareness in a heavily competitive market. At the same time, organizations need to be aware of the risks of social engineering fraud in which key information about your company is used by fraudsters and thieves to commit fraud and theft. 

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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 15, 2015 Posted by
The Fed’s “no hike” announcement on September 17th came as little surprise to most. Whether it was uncertainty and volatility in the financial markets in the weeks leading up to the Fed’s decision; global investors may increasingly bring their money home. Japanese traders will return to the Japanese yen, the Europeans to the Euro, the Brits to the UK pound, and many other countries will follow suit.
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Accounting, Regulations, & Reporting; Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Wine Industry
October 14, 2015 Posted by

Recently, SVB held a webinar on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) risks and compliance. Given all the media attention to recent security breaches, we weren’t surprised by the overwhelming interest in the topic. We had a high number of participants and great questions in our Q&A session. It seems every company wants to know if their data is safe–for good reason.

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Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 13, 2015 Posted by
Tracy Isacke, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank's corporate venture relationship group, discusses wearables and their potential impact. 
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Startups; Technology
October 13, 2015 Posted by
Before joining SVB, Zac Townsend and I spent the last 2.5+ years working with banks around the world to open public APIs. In coming onboard, we wanted to share some best practices for creating a great API banking experience.
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Startups; Technology
October 13, 2015 Posted by
Increasingly, SVB’s customers are asking for ways to interact with the bank in a high-speed, automated, fashion–via API. With API banking we aim to deliver a set of services that allow our customers to interact with the bank securely, programmatically, at high speed and with little (or no) manual intervention.
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
October 02, 2015 Posted by
SVB Asset Management's monthly Observation Deck newsletter covers current topics on portfolio management, credit considerations and market events that influence investment strategy. In the main article for the October edition, "The Fed’s Hard Count," Hiroshi Ikemoto describes what investors should consider during this time of market volatility.
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Capital Access; Global Edge; Startups; Technology; Asia
September 15, 2015 Posted by
Currency and stock market jolts aside, the Chinese innovation sector is coming into its own, and increasingly looking west to the U.S. for new markets and startup investments to bolster technology know-how.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
September 08, 2015 Posted by
On August 24th, a day that is now being referred to in China as Black Monday, Shanghai's main share index closed down at 8.5 percent, its biggest decline since 2007.

Powerful global reaction. Traders in all financial markets around the world reacted violently to China’s sell-off and seemed to re-focus on what had been three fairly well-established and unsettling concerns: (1) a weakening economy in China; (2) falling oil prices; and (3) uncertainty with interest rate increases by the Fed.

Is the panic over or not? With the U.S. dollar on a roller coaster ride for much of August, many have lost confidence in the dollar’s underlying trend of strength.
U.S. labor data is difficult to forecast. This week’s non-farm number will be the last jobs report before the FOMC meeting (Sept 16-17).
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Capital Access; Life Science; Startups; Venture Capital
September 04, 2015 Posted by
Driven by investor confidence, healthy access to capital, and exit optionality, 2015 will mark the third consecutive year of strong activity for the healthcare sector, according to the mid-year update of Silicon Valley Bank’s Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits.
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