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.

Since 2000, our unique financial solutions, insights and connections have been helping Canadian technology and life science businesses and their investors to succeed. We’re growing our presence in the Canadian market, focusing on lending to growth-stage businesses, so we can make next happen now for you.

Lending products tailored for innovative businesses and their investors

  1. Technology Banking
    Technology Banking

    Looking to protect your company’s equity and raise capital to execute your strategy? Silicon Valley Bank offers financing solutions that help you gain the greatest competitive advantage, including venture debt and lines of credit.

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  2. Corporate Finance
    Corporate Finance

    Growing through acquisitions or expanding into new markets? Recapitalizing as part of an exit strategy? As conditions change, Silicon Valley Bank can help you with lending solutions that help you acheive your goals.

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  3. Life Science & Healthcare
    Life Science & Healthcare

    Today’s life science and healthcare companies are helping us all live fuller, healthier lives, but the financial stress of unpredictable development timelines, regulations and reimbursement cycles can stand in the way. Silicon Valley Bank helps your company on track through lending solutions that help you hit milestones so you can focus on developing your product.

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  4. Sponsor Finance
    Sponsor Finance

    Silicon Valley Bank focuses on meeting the complex financing needs of technology and healthcare companies and private equity investors in the middle market. Access the capital you need for private equity backed transaction using lending solutions from a supportive partner with unparalleled knowledge and expertise.

  5. Private Equity Services
    Private Equity Services

    Every investor needs a financial partner committed to helping make deals happen when it’s time to raise a new fund, acquire a portfolio company or distribute capital. Silicon Valley Bank is that partner that can help your venture capital or private equity business with its financing needs—with capital call lines of credit, fund-guaranteed loans to portfolio companies, management company working capital lines and GP capital contribution financing.

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SOTM Canada Q2 2019

Many call Canada “the perfect first market” for a startup – it is diverse with a rich technical talent pool, leading universities and consistent government support for technology. However, despite venture dollars hitting its highest point this year at $3.8B, it is still an early ecosystem and we’re seeing a “valley of death” for companies as they scale beyond their first few rounds, forcing a historical “exit-early” mentality.


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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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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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