Our Expertise Emerging Managers

Supporting fund founders

SVB partners with emerging managers who are changing the venture landscape.

Dedicated to your success


Launching a fund is no easy task, and becoming a fund manager for the first time is a journey fraught with unexpected challenges. SVB is your steady, expert partner through this process, backing you with 35 years of insight and connections. As former investors and operators, SVB’s team elevates VC banking to a new level, bringing that same kind of support, connections and insight to your firm, your funds, and your portfolio companies, offering a bird’s eye view of the market and impartial advice and advocacy across funds, sectors, stages and geos.

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Helping new and growing funds across sectors

Emerging Managers lean on SVB

Array VC
BBG Ventures
Equal Ventures
Harlem Capital
Moxxie Ventures
Pivot North
Pear VC
Precursor Ventures

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

More than banking

SVB’s emerging manager team helps our diverse investor client base thrive by supporting them in various aspects of firm building.


Our team includes former investors and operators with relevant networks and advice for GPs as they build their LP networks


From providing service provider connections to help secure your fund’s foundation, to supporting you with financing, banking and letters of credit, we can help you navigate the challenges of building a firm from the ground up.


We support your firm with your banking needs, allowing for fast, seamless deal execution.

Investment Deal Flow

Our clients include thousands of pre-Series A startups, as well as more than 50%* of all venture-backed technology companies in the U.S. Chances are your next deal is already banking with us. *approximate


Our proprietary data and knowledge can help you understand the venture landscape so you can make decisions with confidence.


Our specialized early stage banking team provides stage-specific banking, access, advice, and provider discounts to help your companies reach their next milestone faster.

Curated LP Connections

Through SVB Capital, we host an invitation-only data room to connect Family Offices and other LPs interested in investing with Emerging Manager funds.

Exclusive offers for your fund

Emerging Manager clients – and their portfolio companies who bank with SVB - save with discounts from handpicked service providers at the center of the tech ecosystem.

Amazon Web Services

$5,000 in AWS Credits


Exclusive discount for SVB clients.


Exclusive discount for SVB clients.

Terms and conditions apply. Offers subject to change without notice. Provider companies offering discounted tools and services are independent third parties and not affiliated with SVB Financial Group, except Vouch, Inc. Vouch, Inc. is an affiliate of SVB Financial Group ("SVB") under the Bank Holding Company Act. Additional information is available at https://www.ffiec.gov/npw/. Insurance products are offered through Vouch Insurance Services, LLC ("Vouch Insurance"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vouch, Inc. Insurance products are not insured by the FDIC or any government agency and are not deposits or other obligations of or guaranteed by SVB or any of its affiliates.

“Silicon Valley Bank is a great example of an institution giving back before they get. We really love what they're doing for the entire startup ecosystem.” 

Pejman Nozad, Founding Managing Partner

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Emerging Manager Team


A dedicated team to serve Emerging Managers who typically have three or fewer institutional funds under management, likely under $100MM, with a seed and early stage investing focus.

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Latest Emerging Manager Research and Insights

Insights to keep you on the cutting edge of your industry.

The New Era of Venture: Democratized, Specialized and Diverse


Challenges and Opportunities For Emerging GPs Amid The Covid-19 Crisis


Webcast: The evolution of US VC during the COVID-19 crisis


Webinar: Fundraising Advice for Emerging GP's Post-Coronavirus Part 2


Diversity and Entrepreneurship: Stories From Investors and Founders Disrupting the Startup Ecosystem


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