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.


  1. Technology Banking
    Technology Banking

    Looking to protect your company’s equity and raise capital to execute your strategy? Silicon Valley Bank in the U.S. 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 in the U.S. can help you with financial solutions that give you the greatest competitive advantage.

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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 in the U.S. 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 in the U.S. 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 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 in the U.S. is that partner that can help your venture capital or private equity business better manage capital calls so that you can execute quickly.

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In our annual report on women filling startup leadership roles, we find that progress toward gender parity is improving albeit slowly.

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SVB is pleased to present the first Canada Startup Outlook Report. Read how entrepreneurs in Canada are planning for 2019 amid economic volatility.

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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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We are Silicon Valley Bank. We are at the intersection of innovation and capital. We provide a wide range of banking services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world. And we help high-growth companies navigate complexity at every stage.


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No two economies are more closely connected than those of Canada and the United States — with unprecedented flows of trade, investment, water, power, people, and technology.


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tech and life science clients


VC and PE clients


team members support innovation in over 30 cities


of the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 list are clients


of firms represented by the 2018 Forbes Midas List are clients


of all VC-backed tech and life science companies in the US are clients

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    Jason Atkins

    CEO 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."

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    Kirk Simpson

    CEO 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."

Featured News

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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