Our Expertise Emerging Managers

Supporting founding partners

 
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 more than 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

More than banking

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

Fundraising

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

Operations

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

Banking

 
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
 

Insight

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

Portfolio

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

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.


Airtable

$500 Airtable credit and 1:1 consultation


Aumni

Up to $25K off on-boarding fees.

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Vouch

Exclusive discount for SVB clients.

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“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.

Meet the team

Videos in the SVB community

 

In three short videos, experienced VC’s share their experience and hard-won lessons. Hear from VCs Tim Connors of PivotNorth Capital, Shruti Gandhi of Array Ventures, and Richard Kerby and Rick Zullo of Equal Ventures.

View Emerging Managers Insights

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Diverse founders offer compelling investment cases for the managers who spend time getting to know them.


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Venture capitalists are more than a source of capital for founders; they’re coaches, who offer startups advice, guidance and inspiration.

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Some lessons are hard-won. Find out what experienced managers wish they had known when they were raising their first fund.
 
 
 

Get in touch

 

Reach out to learn more about how SVB can support your fund