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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.
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.
- Enterprise software
- Consumer internet
- Frontier tech
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.
- Healthcare IT and digital health
- Medical devices
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.
- Energy, power and EVs
- Agriculture and food
- Air, water, materials and waste
- Oil and gas
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.
- Private equity
- Venture capital
- Fund of funds
- Seed and micro VC investors
- Private debt funds
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.
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.
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) announced the appointment of Paul Parisi as its new Head of Canada. In this role he will provide leadership and strategic oversight for all of Silicon Valley Bank’s activities in Canada, including business development, operations and corporate governance.
- May 19, 2020 - Company News Silicon Valley Bank hires Patrick Flynn as Chief Operating Officer for UK and EMEA More
- May 7, 2020 - Client News With $73 Million Cad, Symend Closes One of the Largest Series B Rounds in Recent Alberta History More
- May 5, 2020 - Company News Silicon Valley Bank Appoints Paul Parisi to Lead Canadian Business More
- May 5, 2020 - BetaKit Silicon Valley Bank Appoints Former PayPal President Paul Parisi As New Head of Canada More
May 5, 2020 - The Globe and Mail
(Requires subscription) PayPal’s Paul Parisi named new head of Silicon Valley Bank in Canada More
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