Analytics, Cleantech, Life Science, Observation Deck, Quarterly Economic Report, Startups, Technology

 

Cleantech
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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Observation Deck
February 27, 2013 Posted by

Four years of quantitative easing and an essentially zero percent target rate have certainly had an impact on the bond markets and corporate cash management. We saw the Fed's balance sheet balloon to over $3 trillion in January, the ten-year Treasury note hit an all-time low of 1.39 percent in July of last year, and U.S. corporate bond issuance had a record year with over $1.3 trillion in new issuance. Now that we are two months into 2013, it might be worthwhile to take a look at how this year is shaping up in terms of corporate bond issuance and what that means for corporate cash investment portfolios.

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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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Analytics
January 23, 2013 Posted by

In this webinar  our expert panel discusses equity compensation best practices and the trends affecting companies in the current market.

 

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Quarterly Economic Report
January 22, 2013 Posted by

SVB Asset Management is pleased to announce the release of the Q4 2012 Economic Booklet as a research piece summarizing the macro-economic and sector trends in the global market.

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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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Analytics
January 07, 2013 Posted by

Russ MacTough, head of strategic advisory services for SVB Analytics, authored an article on valuing early-stage companies. When advising corporate venturing groups, Russ has found that he is often asked how much of the proposed valuation is financial versus strategic  - and whether it matters. 

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Observation Deck
January 02, 2013 Posted by

As 2012 ends and 2013 begins reflection seeps in. There were many economic highlights and events this year that lead us to close the year on a hopeful note.

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Startups; Technology
November 30, 2012 Posted by
It’s not uncommon for the Silicon Valley Bank team to try to help our clients with things beyond banking, but this holiday season we’re even getting our kids in on the act.
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