POWERING INNOVATION
ACROSS CANADA

WE ARE THE BANK OF THE INNOVATION ECONOMY

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TAILORED FINANCING SOLUTIONS

GLOBAL NETWORK

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WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR INDUSTRY & YOUR SUCCESS


 

More than 35 years ago, Silicon Valley Bank was born into the heart of the innovation economy. We’ve believed in and worked with some of the world’s greatest innovators and their investors, helping to move their bold ideas forward, fast.

Our unique financial solutions, insights and connections have been helping Canadian technology and life science businesses and their investors to succeed.

In 2019 we opened an office in Toronto dedicated to lending to Canadian businesses and their investors.

WE FOCUS ON SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES


Hardware & Frontier Tech

Software & Internet

Life Science & Healthcare

Energy & Resource Innovation

Private Equity & Venture Capital

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Lending products tailored for innovative businesses & their investors
We deliver financing solutions designed with your business and industry in mind to help you gain the greatest competitive advance.

  1. Technology
     

    Forward-looking industries need banking and financial services partners who understand the risks and rewards associated with the complexities you face. Silicon Valley Bank is that partner. With flexible lending options for funded businesses, we help finance your growth strategy so you can scale your business.

    Sector expertise:

    • Enterprise software
    • Consumer internet
    • Fintech
    • Hardware
    • Frontier tech
  2. Life Science
     

    We understand the market challenges. The financial stress of unpredictable development timelines, regulations and reimbursement cycles can stand in the way of innovation and growth. We provide financial services to help you hit your milestones.

    Sector expertise:

    • Healthcare IT and digital health
    • Medical devices
    • Biopharma
    • Diagnostics
     
  3. Energy & Resource Innovation
     

    We are committed to helping you find commercial success as you develop technologies that address sustainability challenges. Our lending solutions are designed to help you manage capital-intensive tech development and product deployment while rapidly advancing commercial success.

    Sector expertise

    • Energy, power and EVs
    • Agriculture and food
    • Air, water, materials and waste
    • Oil and gas
     
  4. Private Capital Investors
     

    As the largest dedicated global private equity team in the industry, we know how to manage the complexity of your fund's and firm's finances, so you can focus on your business.

    Focus areas:

    • Private equity
    • Venture capital
    • Fund of funds
    • Seed and micro VC investors
    • Private debt funds
     

EXPANDING INTERNATIONALLY?

If you’re looking globally, we can connect you with our team of experts in the U.S., full-service branch in the U.K. and our cross-border business in China.

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Your relationship with SVB goes beyond transactions. Sign up to receive insights and research to help you understand how industries and investors are driving change, and how your business can benefit.

SOTM Canada Q2 2019

On the backs of strong universities and consistent government support for R&D, venture investment has thrived in Canada, rising nearly fourfold this decade. Download our report to read why Canada has now stepped squarely into the global spotlight.

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The 1H 2019 IPO boom in life science and healthcare is fueling venture fundraising and investment. Download our mid-year report to read our analysis and get our outlook for the rest of 2019.

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Private markets remain buoyant, the US has dominated exits this year, and the venture ecosystem remains robust. Learn more about these key findings and more from our latest State of the Markets report. 

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Silicon Valley Bank Opens in Canada

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, announced that it has been granted a licence in Canada from the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and has opened its Canadian headquarters in Toronto. SVB may now provide in-market commercial financing solutions to private and public technology and life science companies and their investors across Canada.

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