SVB Startup Banking for Betaworks entrepreneurs

Start with us early to help you jump start your business
Betaworks benefits
 
Take advantage of benefits for Betaworks entrepreneurs.
Office Hours
for 1:1 time with a Founder Success team member.
2X Unlimited Rewards
Earn 2 points for every $1 spent with your SVB Innovators Card.
No Foreign Transaction Fees
with your SVB Innovators Card.

We understand startups like no one else.

 
 

Office Hours

Expert advice available for your company and industry segment in 1:1 sessions with a Founder Success team member.
 

Pitch Sessions

We offer a safe space for founders to practice with an advisor at the SVB office.
 

Investor Introduction

Leverage our connections with investors and founders at SVB organized dinners and 1:1 sessions.
 

Customer Introduction

Our Corporate Venture Capital program helps customers connect with investors and funding resources.
 

Group Events

SVB organized events, like our No BS breakfasts, Angels & Operators and Fundraising 101, provide access to expert advice and key connections across multiple industries.
 

Talent Acquisition

Opportunities to find your next hire through our exclusive early stage job board.

SVB Edge – Everything you need to help jump start your business

 

Founders start with SVB Edge and get free checking,1 1.0% interest rate2 on savings, 2X unlimited reward points on card purchases,3 and a merchant services solution to accept credit and debit card payments.

 

Free Checking

Say yes to free unlimited wires, bill payments*, and mobile deposits.

Say no to monthly maintenance and transaction fees.

  • Free wires – domestic, international and all currencies
  • Multiple checking accounts available at no extra charge and an optional debit card4
  • No minimum balance requirements
1,*,4 See complete terms below.
 

1.0% Interest Rate

Help grow your savings while you start your business.

Earn a competitive interest rate of 1.0%2 with our Startup Money Market Account.

  • No minimum balance requirements
  • No monthly maintenance fees
  • 1.0% interest rate for all balances under $1 million2
See complete terms below.
 

2X Unlimited Rewards

Earn 2 points on every $1 spent on all purchases with your SVB Innovators Card.

Our startup business card also comes with venture-friendly credit approval.3

  • No personal guarantee, no annual fees, no foreign transaction fees.3
  • Rewards points, plus travel, entertainment and more
  • Sync with QuickBooks, Expensify, Xero and more 
See complete terms below.


 

Payment Acceptance

Accept card payments, whether e-commerce or in person. 

Customized payment solution to meet all your payment processing objectives. 

  • Increase your cashflow to help extend your runway with next day funding. 
  • Build a scalable payment infrastructure with simple integrated APIs, developer tools and sandbox. 
  • Offer customers flexible payment options such as recurring and subscription billing. 

 

50

startup experts who have partnered with thousands of founders for over 35 years.

 

Our Founder Success team is made of former founders and investors, along with expert bankers. Together, we offer a unique client experience that provides insights, advice, connections and much more.

Ashraf Hebela Headshot
Ashraf Hebela
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Head of SVB Startup Banking
Ashraf Hebela heads SVB Startup Banking. Prior to joining SVB in 2009, Ashraf held senior roles at NorthStar Systems, Siebel Systems, and Accenture.
Lewis Hower Headshot
Lewis Hower
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Managing Director
Lewis has over a decade of experience in helping high-performance startups through specialized solutions in research, business development and investments.
DeMarcus Williams Headshot
DeMarcus Williams
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Managing Director
DeMarcus specializes in helping startups through solutions that focus on competitive research, trade-off analysis, business planning, and sourcing opportunities.
Andrew Oddo Headshot
Andrew Oddo
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Director
Andrew specializes in helping early-stage founders with insights and advice in areas of fundraising, hiring, creating a go-to-market strategy and a tech-stack.
Jesse Bardo Headshot
Jesse Bardo
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Director
Jesse capitalizes on his own experience as a founder to help other entrepreneurs as they turn their early-stage businesses into high-performance companies.
Ben Johnson Headshot
Ben Johnson
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Head of Early Stage Life Science
Ben is a national leader of SVB’s Early Stage Life Science Practice. He focuses on building relationships with key centers of life science technology development.
Andy Tsao Headshot
Andy Tsao
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Managing Director
Andy facilitates cross-border opportunities, market entry and business expansion for tech companies in innovation hubs in the US as well as emerging markets.
Julia Figueiredo  Headshot
Julia Figueiredo
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Director
Julia works with companies and provides solutions in areas like partnerships, market access and developing long-term marketing and sales strategy.
Priya Rajan Headshot
Priya Rajan
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Managing Director
Priya provides international market entry advice and introductions between cross-border companies, entrepreneurs and venture capital funds in emerging markets.
Blake Armstrong Headshot
Blake Armstrong
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Director of Strategic Partnerships
Blake has a passion for working alongside entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality in a way that drives positive social impact.

Guidance from real people with real-world know-how, not automated intelligence

 
Opportunities to connect with investors, customers and talent to help your company grow.
 

Founder Success Team

Practical finance and startup advice from our team of startup experts.
 

Curated Events

Meet investors and other founders at our local networking events. Learn more
 

Hire the Right Talent

Whether forming a BOD or recruiting executives and entry- to mid-level professionals, access talented and diverse candidates to accelerate your business forward.

Learn more
 

VC Pitch Sessions

Pitch your startup for a chance to meet with leading VC firms.  Learn more

Exclusive offers for our clients

 
SVB clients save with handpicked tools and discounts^ from providers at the center of the tech ecosystem.
Amazon Web Service

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ChartHop

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CipherBio Pro

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Zendesk

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Zeni

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Data and insights that fuel your growth

 
Our experience, network, and data give us a unique point of view of what’s driving innovation.
 

Proprietary Reports

Evaluate SVB proprietary research and analyses based on our extensive experience, network and dataset. Learn more
 

Peer Insights

Read advice from fellow founders, VCs, and advisors throughout our network. Learn more
 

CipherBio

Find exclusive life science fundraising data, connect with top accelerators and get latest industry insights. Learn more

Giving is better than getting

 

We help create the conditions for innovation. Through our values-driven programs, we help the communities in which we work and live – which nurtures a better startup world for everyone.

Learn more

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