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Public Policy; Technology; Asia
July 16, 2014 Posted by

Silicon Valley Bank CEO, Greg Becker, describes U.S.-China diplomatic relations from his seat at the 2014 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing.

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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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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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December 14, 2012 Posted by

The U.S. has traditionally led the world in medical device innovation.  That's good - good for patients, good for our health care system, good for U.S. jobs, and good for the balance of trade.  

 

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Public Policy
November 28, 2012 Posted by
By this time next week, along with a contingent of our clients who run medical device companies, we'll be on Capitol Hill sharing the perspective of innovative life science startups that are facing increasing headwinds in starting, funding and growing their businesses.
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CIO Vantage Point; Public Policy
October 03, 2012 Posted by

In this interview with Chris Danne, co-founder of The Blueshirt Group, we discuss the value of the pre-IPO non-deal roadshow and when a company should consider taking its message to potential investors.

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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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June 29, 2012 Posted by
The JOBS Act is designed to help growing companies get the capital they need by removing barriers, giving them more options, and eliminating or deferring costly legal and accounting hurdles. In approving the legislation, Congress and the President recognized the power of the innovation economy to create jobs and invent new products and services that improve our quality of life.
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June 27, 2012 Posted by
The recently enacted JOBS Act substantially changes a number of laws and regulations in a way that is expected to make it easier for companies to go public and facilitate the public offering process, while also making it easier for companies to raise capital privately and stay private longer. In addition, the JOBS Act is expected to reduce the cost and burden on newly public companies during their first few years as public companies. The SEC continues to provide written guidance and interpretations regarding the Act, and market practices continue to develop even before the SEC issues any of the rules mandated by the Act.
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June 25, 2012 Posted by
Our inaugural interview in our video series, The Exit Interview, sheds light on the valuations process - an important step in preparing for an IPO. Listen to Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer of SVB Asset Management, and Will Bowmer of Barclays discuss what makes a successful IPO...
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