Twist Bioscience
San Francisco, CA

Global Life Science & Healthcare

We help companies advancing the future of healthcare scale effectively at every stage of growth.

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Our Expertise

  • Biopharma
  • HealthTech
  • Medical Devices
  • Healthcare Services
  • Diagnostics and Tools

We work with companies just like yours

Our clients consist of the top companies and investors across key sectors of life sciences and healthcare.

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*All companies listed above are independent third parties and not affiliated with SVB Financial Group.

Dedicated team

Over 100 global life science and healthcare experts in North America, Europe, and China

Our global footprint provides insight into and access to markets, companies, and investors not accessible otherwise for clients to learn from and engage to improve their business.

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Katherine Andersen
Head of Life Science & Healthcare
Katherine serves as Head of Life Science & Healthcare and sits on the board of SVB's joint venture in China, SPD Silicon Valley Bank.
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Peter Benham
Head of Healthcare Corporate Banking
Peter leads SVB's Healthcare Corporate Banking practice. In this role he oversees SVB’s relationships with public and late stage private companies in the life science and healthcare sector.
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Gregory Pachus
Head of Leveraged Finance & Sponsor Coverage
Greg leads SVB's Healthcare Leverage Finance & Sponsor Coverage practice which supports the complex financing needs of healthcare companies and private equity investors in the middle market. 
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Christopher Moniz
Market Manager, HealthTech & Devices
Chris is the Head of HealthTech & Medical Devices for the Northwest & Northeast markets.
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Kate Walsh
Market Manager, Biopharma, Tools & Diagnostics
Kate is the Head of Biopharma, Tools & Diagnostics for the Northeast and San Francisco Bay Area markets.
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Laura Scott
Senior Market Manager, Business Planning & Head of Mid-Atlantic & Southeast
Laura leads business planning for SVB's Life Science & Healthcare practice and oversees business development and relationship management in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets.
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Tom Hertzberg
Market Manager, Central & Southwest
Tom is the Head of SVB's Central US Life Science & Healthcare Banking, where he connects life-changing healthcare ideas with capital.
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Ben Johnson
Head of Early Stage
Ben leads SVB’s seed stage life science and healthcare effort in the US, spending his time building relationships with early stage companies and key forces in the healthcare ecosystem.
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Jennifer Friel Goldstein
Managing Partner, Life Science and Healthcare, SVB Capital
Jennifer is the managing partner for Life Science and Healthcare Practice at SVB Capital with more than 20 years of experience in the VC and startup market segments.
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Anne Woods
Managing Director, Life Science & Healthcare
Anne leads SVB’s relationship with companies in Canada’s life science market and thrives on supporting these companies as they influence the next breakthrough.
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Nooman Haque
Managing Director, Life Science & Healthcare
Nooman leads a team dedicated to supporting early, growth-stage and established EMEA and multinational businesses in all sectors of life sciences.

Healthcare innovators

Building primary care centric delivery care networks

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  • “Silicon Valley Bank has been a great partner to us from the company’s earliest days, and our relationship has only evolved as we’ve grown. The team is courteous, respectful and has high-integrity. I would recommend them to any entrepreneur.”​

    Alex Nichols
    President and CEO​, Mythic Therapeutics
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Improving healthcare, growing strong
  • “SVB understands the complexities of our business and industry. They developed customized financing solutions for us, so we can keep our focus on helping physicians across the country deliver better care for their patients. We are thrilled with the results.”​

    ​Farzad Mostashari, M.D.
    Founder and CEO​, Aledade​
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  • “Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Leerink provide us with the financial services and support needed to accelerate our growth.” ​ ​

    Kevin Judice
    CEO, DICE Therapeutics
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Innovating a cutting-edge surgical tool
  • “We’ve relied on SVB as our banking partner for years, and we were very pleased with the runway capital solutions they provided to take Activ to the next level. SVB knows us, the industry and our business.”​

    Todd Usen
    Chief Executive Officer, Activ Surgical​
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  • “SVB has been a valued partner in our path to growth, coming in with the financial backing at the early stage enabling us to bring the vision of MicroOrganoSphere technology to life.”​

    ​Xiling Shen, Ph.D.
    Co-founder & CEO, Xilis
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Building primary care centric delivery care networks

  • “SVB has a deep understanding of our unique needs and where we sit in the healthcare ecosystem. The SVB team has in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry and, in particular, the provider space we operate in. Bringing all those things together while providing us with differentiated solutions and ideas is what we really value in our partnership.”​

    Parth Mehrotra
    President and COO, Privia Health

Grow with confidence

The financial stress of unpredictable development timelines, regulations and reimbursement cycles can stand in the way of innovation and growth. SVB has the insights, guidance, and resources to help you scale effectively at every stage of growth.

Connect to the global SVB network

We have deep connections throughout the life science and healthcare ecosystem. They include healthcare providers, payors, large corporates, biopharma, growing companies, promising startups and a full-range of investors to help support you along the way.
  • Meet the VCs we work with
  • Find your next hire through SVB's exclusive job board
  • Get introduced to specialized service providers

SVB Leerink

We leverage our combined knowledge and experience to empower our clients to make well-informed strategic decisions that create opportunity to improve human health. 
  • Define and achieve their strategic, capital markets and investment objectives
  • Offering market intelligence and strategic advisory
  • Drive connections with management teams and institutional investors


Our global community helps life science entrepreneurs and startup CEOs raise capital from the right Venture Capitalists.
  • Access to investing data based on indications
  • Access to discover and navigate the life science ecosystem
  • Ability to explore how your science is interconnected

SVB in China

Tap cross-border border expertise on China healthcare through our joint venture, SPD Silicon Valley Bank.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum

Advance DE&I in life science and healthcare.
  • Access ideas from DE&I leaders  
  • Discover highly-relevant presentations 
  • Participate in the conversation 

Strategies for Growth Beyond Series A: eBook

This interactive eBook features a completion of articles that address challenges facing today’s founders and CEOs after achieving Series A funding. Read real-world stories and get tips to help your organization accelerate growth.

Innovate Next: Insights from leaders in healthcare

Access replays from the 2021 event featuring global leaders and experts taking healthcare to the next level.

They understand the value of relationships. They wanted my business when Twist was nobody.

Emily Leproust Co-Founder & CEO at Twist Bioscience Client since 2013 Learn more
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Sophisticated solutions tailored to your lifestage


SVB Startup Banking

The banking, tools and access to reach your next round faster. Learn more

SVB Leerink

SVB Leerink is a leading investment bank, specializing in healthcare and life sciences.  Learn more

SVB Asset Management

Helping high-growth clients achieve their investment objectives through exercising fiduciary care as a trusted advisor. Learn more

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Insights from SVB Industry Experts

Proprietary insights to keep leaders on the cutting-edge of their sector and industry.
Healthcare Investments and Exits
SVB's Healthcare Investments & Exits Mid-Year 2022 review examines trends and analysis for biopharma, healthtech, dx/tools, and device. Download to read the report.
Healthcare Investments and Exits: Strong Venture Fundraising for Healthcare During Times of Uncertainty
Join Mira Chaurushiya, Ph.D, Senior Partner, Westlake Village BioPartners; Deena Shakir, Partner, Lux Capital; Jon Norris, Managing Director, Healthcare at SVB; and moderator Sarah Pringle, Health Tech Reporter, Axios as they discuss the latest healthcare trends and insights from SVB’s Healthcare Investments and Exits Mid-Year 2022 review.
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Healthcare Trends 1H2022: Insights and advice for founders
The healthcare industry continues to see strong investor fundraising activity despite a difficult public market and a slow decline in valuations. 
Healthcare Investments and Exits Annual 2022 Report
Discover the annual 2021 outcomes for healthcare investments and exits in the latest January 2022 edition. Healthcare venture fundraising almost doubled in 2021 over the previous year, with phenomenal growth across sectors: biopharma, healthtech, Dx/tools and device. Read the timely report now.
Healthcare Investments and Exits: Reshaping Healthcare After Covid-19
The pandemic created enormous disruption across the global economy. But few industries felt it more than healthcare — and life science innovators everywhere have responded to the challenge. Join SVB as we discuss and take questions on our latest Healthcare Investments and Exits Report.
Healthcare Investments and Exits Mid-Year 2021 Report
US healthcare venture capital fundraising boomed in H1 2021 breaking the 2020 full year record by almost 30%. Read our 2021 mid-year report to know more on healthcare trends.

Get regular updates from SVB’s healthcare practice