Global Life Science and 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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Dedicated team

Your partner in driving the future of healthcare

Our global footprint gives you access to market insights, investors and financial solutions on your path to growth.

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Jackie Spencer
Head of US Relationship Management, Life Science and Healthcare
Jackie leads the US relationship management team for life science and healthcare accelerator and growth.
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Keith Cox
Head of Leveraged Finance and Sponsor Coverage
Keith Cox is the Head of Leveraged Finance and Sponsor Coverage for Silicon Valley Bank in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Gregory Pachus
Head of Business Development, Healthcare Leveraged Finance and Corporate Banking
Greg leads SVB’s Healthcare Leveraged Finance and Sponsor Coverage practice which supports companies’ complex financing needs and middle market private equity investors.
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Laura Scott
Senior Market Manager, Business Planning and Head of Mid-Atlantic and Southeast
Laura leads business planning for SVB's Life Science and Healthcare practice and oversees business development and relationship management in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets.
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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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Healthcare innovators

We partner with the most innovative life science and healthcare companies to help them move their bold ideas forward.
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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 Securities provide us with the financial services and support needed to accelerate our growth.”

    Kevin Judice
    CEO, DICE Therapeutics
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Micro-tumor production grows hope in the fight against cancer
  • “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 and CEO, Xilis

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 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.
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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

Strategies for Growth Beyond Series A: eBook

This interactive eBook features a collection 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.

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

Emily Leproust Co-Founder and CEO at Twist Bioscience Client since 2013 Learn more
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Explore life sciences and healthcare insights​

Proprietary insights to keep leaders on the cutting-edge of their sector and industry.
Healthcare Investments and Exits
SVB’s Healthcare Investments and Exits report for mid-year 2023 examines fundraising and venture capital trends in the life science and healthcare industry and the biopharma, healthtech, dx/tools, and device sectors.
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.
Understanding KYC compliance
Know Your Customer (KYC) is about ensuring a transparent and trustworthy relationship between banks and their clients. Learn more about your role and responsibilities in the KYC compliance process.
Healthcare Investments and Exits Q1 2023
SVB's Healthcare Investments and Exits Q1 2023 review examines trends and analysis for biopharma, healthtech, dx/tools, and device. Download to read the report.
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.
Manage liquidity risk efficiently
Working with multiple banks may have some advantages – but it comes with disadvantages, too. Learn the best strategies for managing and maintaining multiple bank accounts.
Healthcare Investments and Exits Annual 2022
SVB's Healthcare Investments and Exits Annual 2022 review examines trends and analysis for biopharma, healthtech, dx/tools, and device. Download to read the report.

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