SUPPORTING CANADA’S INNOVATION ECONOMY
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.
THE BANK THAT HELPS YOU BUILD YOUR BUSINESS AT EVERY STAGE
Technology BankingTechnology 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.
Corporate FinanceCorporate 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.
Life Science & HealthcareLife 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.
Sponsor FinanceSponsor 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.
Private Equity ServicesPrivate 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.
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.
tech and life science clients
VC and PE clients
team members support innovation in over 30 cities
of companies on the 2018 Forbes Cloud 100 list are clients
of firms represented by the 2019 Forbes Midas List are clients
of all VC-backed tech and life science companies in the US are clients
Jason AtkinsCEO of 360 Insights
"We’ve worked with SVB for more than three years now and they are a true partner. They understand our business, create opportunities for us to connect with other technology companies and investors, and provide flexible and innovative financing solutions."
Kirk SimpsonCEO of Wave
"Silicon Valley Bank clearly understood technology startups, having dealt with them so often. And that’s very different from the traditional Canadian banks, which have played very little in this space, if at all."
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.
- October 7, 2019 - Company News 9th Annual Tech Gives Back Brings Together More than 3,000 Tech Industry Volunteers in 5 Countries For a Week of Community Service More
- October 1, 2019 - Company News Silicon Valley Bank Introduces “Access to Innovation” to Increase Opportunities for Underrepresented People in the Innovation Economy More
- September 24, 2019 - Client News AcuityAds Announces Extension and Increase to its Revolving Line of Credit with Silicon Valley Bank More
- September 18, 2019 - Company News Silicon Valley Bank and OneEleven Announce Partnership to Support the Growth of Canadian Startups More
- September 12, 2019 - Company News SVB Financial Group Appoints Kay Matthews, formerly of Ernst & Young, to its Board of Directors More
See how SVB makes next happen now for entrepreneurs like you.