SVB Startup Banking for ERA game changers
ERA founders choose Silicon Valley Bank because we champion startups at every stage — from seed and venture raising to IPO and beyond — to accelerate growth. And to change the game.
There are many ways to describe us. "Bank” is just one.
SVB is fundamentally different than other banks.
While we offer modern banking products designed for tech, life science and healthcare founders, that’s just the start.
Our team of 75+ startup banking experts can help you maneuver the fundraising maze, connect with investors, and provide candid advice on how to increase the probability of your success.
Founder-focused. Digitally forward. Human-to-human. We’re the bank of you.
Founders trust SVB
Meet your SVB Startup Banking team
When you have a question or want advice, you can speak with us, human to human. Our Startup Banking team of 75+ finance pros, startup founders, and biopharma scientists all share a commitment to champion your success.
Champions of game changers. Champions of you.
50% of US venture-backed tech and life sciences companies bank with SVB.** We’ve helped startup after startup thrive as true game changers. We’re ready to do the same for you.
For the long game
SVB brings battle-tested experience and sector-specific expertise to help you maneuver your company towards success.
As Bank Director magazine6 says, “a lot of banks talk about the importance of relationships, but SVB plays a long game that may be unique.” We advise and service founders every step of the way. From launch to securing seed to venture rounds to major acquisitions, IPOs and more, you won’t outgrow SVB.
And while our Silicon Valley roots run deep, our reach is now truly global, with offices in innovation hubs from Bangalore to Tel Aviv. SVB can support you, wherever your business takes you.
Hub of the ecosystem
Networks matter, especially to new businesses. SVB is viewed as unrivaled for being at the epicenter of the startup ecosystem6 — which is why we can be so instrumental in helping propel you ahead.
SVB banks startups, VCs, accelerators and others across the innovation economy. We’ve created what has been called a “complete ecosystem unrivaled in the venture marketplace.”6
When you join SVB, you become a part of that ecosystem, too. You can participate in our events that bring together investors, other founders, and industry luminaries. We’ll also share with you insights into emerging startups, technologies and investment trends gleaned from our unique vantage point.
Welcome to the hub of the startup ecosystem.
Fueling a better world
There are many ways we’re showing our commitment to helping catalyze a better world. One is the support we’re offering founders who are building new sustainability solutions by committing at least $5 billion in financing by 2027.
Another example: our Access to Innovation initiative is expanding opportunities for underrepresented groups to lead in the innovation economy.