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
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.

Over 80

global life science and healthcare experts in SVB offices 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.

Katherine Andersen
Head of Life Science & Healthcare Relationship Banking
Katherine serves as Head of Life Science & Healthcare Relationship Banking at SVB.
Michael White
National Head of Business Development
Michael is the National Head of Business Development and Managing Director for Silicon Valley Bank's Life Sciences Practice.
Ben Johnson
National Head of Early Stage Life Science
Ben is national leader of SVB’s Early Stage Life Science Practice. He focuses on building relationships with key centers of life science technology development.
Anne Woods
Managing Director, Life Science & Healthcare
Anne leads SVB’ relationship with companies in Canada’s life science market and thrives on supporting these companies as they effect the next breakthrough.
Nooman Haque
Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare
Nooman leads a team dedicated to supporting early, growth-stage and established EMEA and multinational businesses in all sectors of life sciences.
Jonathan Norris
Managing Director
Jonathan provides banking and lending opportunities as well as spearheads strategic relationships with many life science and healthcare venture capital firms.
Matt Gibbs
Head of CipherBio
Matt leads CipherBio, which helps founders raise capital and gain funding insights. Matt leverages 20 years of financing and building innovative companies.
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.
HealthTech 2019 Report

Since 2015, the HealthTech industry has become one of the fastest-growing segments within healthcare. In this inaugural report, we introduce the primary sectors and respective subsectors to measure their investment and exit activity. These sectors were derived by analyzing the problems around wasteful healthcare spending and then grouping companies based on their tech-enabled solutions to solve those problems.

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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
The banking, tools and access to reach your next round faster. Learn more
SVB Leerink is a leading investment bank, specializing in healthcare and life sciences.  Learn more
Helping high-growth clients achieve their investment objectives through exercising fiduciary care as a trusted advisor. Learn more
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