Hardware & Frontier Technology

Silicon Valley Bank supports visionaries who are modernizing existing industries, creating new ones and breaking new ground at the frontier of what is imaginable.

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Subsector Experience

  • Applied Robotics
  • Transportation
  • Connected Home
  • Semiconductors
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer electronics

We help innovators tilt the field in their favor

Hundreds of bold and disruptive companies choose to bank with SVB.

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


in client funds entrusted with SVB’s Hardware and Frontier Technology Group.


New complex technologies stretch possibilities and pose unprecedented financial and banking challenges. With SVB, you’ll have a trusted advisor with strategic guidance and product support every step of the way.

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Ann Kim
Sector Head and Managing Director
Ann leads our Frontier Technology group and focuses on VC-backed high-growth companies in aerospace, transportation, robotics, IoT and virtual reality.
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Austin Badger
Working in frontier technology in San Francisco, Austin has held several roles at SVB and brings more than a decade of investing experience to his clients.
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Cody Nenadal
Cody supports frontier and emerging tech companies with insights, advice and connections to help them better optimize their cutting-edge technologies.
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Joe Restagno
Managing Director
Joe is an experienced resource and brings over twenty years of experience in helping emerging technology companies at all growth stages.

Experience the SVB Difference


We offer strategies and solutions to support the financing1 of capital-intensive advancements, R&D investments as well as global expansion—as you strive to scale and lead the next generation of innovation.

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Connect to the SVB Network


Advancing any technology takes keen vision and timely execution.  We have industry experience and connections that span 35 years to help your business.

  • Financing1 and banking solutions
  • Deep relationships with the venture community and corporate innovation arms
  • Position your company with a broad range of investors
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Global Payments

SVB has the global access, flexibility and capability to help your business meet international payment needs efficiently.
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Investment Management²

SVB works with high-growth clients across the innovation economy to help them achieve their investment objectives efficiently.
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Foreign Exchange³ Services

SVB offers a full suite of FX products3 and advisory services that can help your business strengthen partnerships, manage risk and grow globally.
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Global Trade Finance Services

Access finance for domestic and international transactions while focusing on meeting your company’s working capital, balance sheet and efficiency targets.

The Future of Robotics

Robotics is the latest advent in the multi-century trend toward the automation of production. Our report gives founders, investors and policymakers to establish a framework for thinking about these companies. The social implications of this industry will be massive and will require continuous examination by those driving this technology forward.

Having a banking partner that understands what we do and can act fast is a critical part of what has allowed us to grow fast.
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Sophisticated financial solutions to help your business grow


Venture Debt

Explore debt solutions to help build value and extend your runway — while minimizing equity dilution. Learn more


Finance your hardware acquisition and capital expenditure with debt options that give you initial capital to deploy against recurring contracts.

Working Capital Support

Finance your working capital cycle within industries that have longer collection periods.

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See how SVB can help entrepreneurs like you with the best products, services and advice.

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Insights from our SVB industry experts

Read the latest news, insights and proprietary research to help as you work to accelerate your company’s growth.

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