SVB Startup Banking for LaunchBio entrepreneurs

Start with us early to help you jump start your business
LaunchBio benefits
Take advantage of benefits for LaunchBio 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.


Our novel digital platform helps life science entrepreneurs and startup CEOs raise capital.

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.

Global Banking Services

SVB provides banking, lending and investment solutions along with advice and connections that can help navigate potential risks and complexities in different countries and their currencies.

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

Pre-series A companies start with SVB Edge and get free checking,1 1.0% interest rate2 on savings, and 2X unlimited reward points on card purchases.3

Free Checking

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

Say no to monthly maintenance and transaction fees.
  • Unlimited free wires – including incoming, outgoing, 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.

2X Unlimited Rewards

Earn 2 points for every $1 spent with your SVB Innovators Card (unlimited cards).

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

And no foreign transaction fees.
  • No personal guarantee, annual fee, or foreign transaction fees3
  • Cash rewards, plus travel, entertainment and more
  • Sync with QuickBooks, Expensify, Xero and more 
See complete terms below.

1.0% Interest Rate

Help grow your savings while you start your business.

Earn our 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.


life science and healthcare experts at SVB


Our team has a mix of industry and startup expertise, along with decades of real-world experience. You'll have a trusted advisor every step of the way.

Katherine Andersen
Katherine Andersen
Head of Life Science & Healthcare
Katherine serves as Head of Life Science & Healthcare Relationship Banking and sits on the board of SVB's joint venture in China, SPD Silicon Valley Bank.
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson
Head of Early Stage Life Science
Ben is national leader of SVB’s Early Stage Life Science Practice. He focuses on building relationships with key centers of life science technology development.
Nooman Haque
Nooman Haque
Managing Director, Life Sciences
Nooman leads a team dedicated to supporting early, growth-stage and established EMEA and multinational businesses in all sectors of life sciences.
Jonathan Norris
Jonathan Norris
Managing Director
Jonathan provides banking and lending opportunities as well as spearheads strategic relationships with many life science and healthcare venture capital firms.
Matt Gibbs
Matt Gibbs
Head of CipherBio
Matt leads CipherBio, which helps founders raise capital and gain funding insights. Matt leverages 20 years of financing and building innovative companies.
Barbara Alcaraz Silva
Barbara Alcaraz Silva
Vice President
Barbara Alcaraz Silva is senior vice president for SVB’s Startup Banking Life Science Practice.
Kaitlin Berube
Kaitlin Berube
Vice President
Kaitlin Berube is a Vice President leading SVB’s Northeast Life Science Startup Banking Practice.

Guidance from real people with real-world life science and healthcare expertise

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.

SVB Leerink

We leverage our combined knowledge and experience to help our clients make well-informed strategic decisions that create new opportunities to improve human health.

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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.
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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.

Healthcare Investments and Exits Report

Industry-leading reports featuring proprietary analysis and targeted outlooks to help companies and investors achieve their goals. Learn More

Investing Data and Market Intelligence

Our CipherBio global community helps life science entrepreneurs and startup CEOs raise capital from the right VC partners. Learn More

We work with companies just like yours


Our clients consist of some of the leading companies and investors across key sectors of life science and healthcare.

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SVB worked with me when I was nobody. It was definitely a different experience than other banks.
Emily Leproust Co-Founder & CEO at Twist Bioscience Client since 2013
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