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Public Policy
July 13, 2011 Posted by
Going public too soon can be a mistake for a startup, but current regulations often force companies to take this action before they are ready. Legislators in Washington are working to change that with the introduction of what's known as The Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act.
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Public Policy
July 12, 2011 Posted by
Anthony Shriver introduces the Best Buddies program and describes why you should join him and SVB to raise money for this important program that benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Startups
July 12, 2011 Posted by
Entrepreneurs at SVB's Showcase event discuss how the latest developments in technology create market opportunities for their promising businesses.
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Public Policy
July 12, 2011 Posted by
I just returned from SVB’s Leadership Summit for venture capital and private equity CFOs, where I had the opportunity to facilitate several discussions about new regulations affecting the venture capital and private equity arenas. We were “fortunate” enough to be meeting the day after the SEC announced their new rules defining venture capital funds...
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CIO Vantage Point
July 11, 2011 Posted by
Ron White of Blue Collar comedy fame has claimed that “people learn things” when he drinks. As an example, he cites the time a cab driver learned that when Ron says, “I gotta yak,” it doesn’t mean he has a hairy buffalo tied up in his backyard.
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FX Outlook
July 11, 2011 Posted by
After weeks of negotiations it looks as if some temporary resolution to the Greek debt was found and the rating agencies seem to be onboard. The restructuring and rolling out of the debt will not be defined as a default, providing Greece access to another EUR 70 billion which should enable debt payments to be made.
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Wine Industry; Europe
July 11, 2011 Posted by
It is the last day of final exams at Oxford University. Euphoria is in the air, along with the fragrance of fine sparkling wine as it flows freely through the college quadrangles. Students are celebrating the end of another grueling examination season.
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CIO Vantage Point
July 05, 2011 Posted by
For months now, markets have been made well aware that the Fed would end QE2 on June 30. During the same period, we’ve heard from all kinds of pundits that rates will have to rise once such a large buyer of Treasuries is taken out of the markets.
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