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SVB By The Numbers


of U.S. VC-backed companies with an IPO in 2017 were SVB clients


of Firms represented by Forbes Midas list 2017 are SVB clients


of the Forbes Fintech 50 list are SVB clients


of the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 list are SVB clients

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    Kathryn Minshew

    CEO and Founder, The Muse

    "The relationships you build as an entrepreneur can be one of the best safeguards against making unnecessary mistakes."

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    Frida Polli

    Co-Founder and CEO of Pymetrics

    "You don’t think of banks as being the friendliest and most accommodating of institutions. SVB definitely breaks the mold on that one."

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    Irving Fain

    CEO & Founder, Bowery Farming

    "We're not only growing a product that is of the highest quality but we're building a brand that's about trust and transparency..."

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    Shan-Lyn Ma

    CEO & Founder, Zola

    "One of the most important things within any startup is finding product market fit."

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  1. On Deck


    SVB’s NYC team curates several events throughout the year to help clients create a strong network to support business growth. Upcoming public events will be posted here.


    May 21st, 2018 – Persons School of Design 5th Ave & E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065
    Women In Innovation Forum

    May 21st, 2018 – Rise NYC 43 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
    Future Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    May 22nd, 2018 – Convene @ One Financial Square 32 Old Slip, New York, NY 10005
    Payment Bootcamp East

    May 22nd, 2018 – Bowery Hotel 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
    Diversity In Tech 2018 Awards

    May 23rd, 2018 – The Pennsy 2 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10121
    Travel Disruption Summit

    May 29th, 2018 – Venues Around New York City
    World Science Festival

    Interested in being a part of a program driving IMPACT in your community?


    In 2017, SVB helped spearhead Tech Gives Back community service efforts in a record number of six locations: Boston, Colorado, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. 2,100 volunteers from the Tech community came out to lend a hand at nearly 700 different sites across the U.S.

    This year, Silicon Valley Bank will be facilitating our annual TECH GIVES BACK event in New York City on Thursday, October 18th. Interested in finding out how your organization can be involved by sponsoring or volunteering throughout the day?

    Questions? Please email Kaela Duff, Program Event Manager.

  2. Recent Events

    Recent SVB NYC Events

    SVB co-sponsors Saratoga: 10th Annual Investor Forum & Day at the Races SVB co-sponsors Saratoga: 10th Annual Investor Forum & Day at the Races
    Upstate Capital Association of New York, Silicon Valley Bank and other sponsors held an annual event at the Saratoga Race Track that focuses on strength and sustainability to investors and people providing capital to New York state companies to meet, network and address topics of interest from early stage investors through middle market capital providers and dealmakers. Attendees at the conference included active and potential angel investors, family offices, venture investors, private equity investors, senior debt and mezzanine lenders, investment bankers and transaction professionals.

    SVB co-hosts Rooftop Summer Solstice Happy Hour SVB co-hosts Rooftop Summer Solstice Happy Hour
    Silicon Valley Bank, Goodwin and Resolute Ventures teamed up to host an exclusive rooftop summer solstice happy hour at Park South Hotel. This event was a celebration of the start of summer and convened a great mix of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors. Attendees raised a glass to the longest day of the year while enjoying some amazing views of the NYC city skyline.

    Silicon Valley Bank CEO Mixology Mixer Silicon Valley Bank CEO Mixology Mixer
    SVB’s CEO, Greg Becker hosted an evening cocktail reception with Liquid Lab NYC. Guests got an opportunity to try their hand at making this summer’s trendiest cocktail and take a tour of SVB’s brand new office space.

    This event provided lively discussions, valuable connections, and excellent food and cocktails.

    SVB & BBG Ventures: Building an Epic Brand SVB & BBG Ventures: Building an Epic Brand
    Silicon Valley Bank and BBG Ventures hosted a morning of meaningful discussions on building an epic brand. Great brands have tremendous power - they create lifetime loyalty by harnessing emotion and deeply engaging with an audience. Building an epic brand is both art and science. This panel discussion included; Becca Freeman – Marketing Lead at LOLA, Audrey Gelman – Co-founder & CEO at The Wing, Luke Sherwin – Co-founder at Casper, and Shan-Lyn Ma – Founder & CEO at Zola.

    Special guests included Silicon Valley Bank’s President and CEO, Greg Becker and Managing Partner of BBG Ventures, Susan Lyne.

    SVB co-sponsors Active Minds' New York Casino Night SVB co-sponsors Active Minds' New York Casino Night
    Jeremy Shure, Managing Director – SVB’s Early Stage Practice is on the board of Active Minds and co-chaired this year’s annual Active Minds Casino Night Gala in New York City. The mission of Active Minds is to combat the stigma around mental health and work to prevent suicide on college campuses. The group is on over 450 campuses to date, and is making significant progress in making it ok to say “I’m not okay.”

    This spectacular event would not be possible without the support of dedicated individuals, who are truly going all in to support college student mental health awareness.

    SVB & Two Sigma Ventures Poker & Prosecco Night
    Silicon Valley Bank and Two Sigma Ventures hosted an evening of poker playing and prosecco sipping with women in the NYC innovation economy. Everyone got the opportunity to learn the rules and ropes of the game by Poker Prima Divas!

    Poker Prima Divas specializes in teaching poker and related leadership skills that are acquired through playing the game. The mission was to teach women everything they need to learn at the poker table to be successful and competitive at the conference table.

    This was a unique opportunity for everyone to engage with exceptional women, grow their professional network, and up their ante all while enjoying some delicious bites paired with prosecco!

    Women, Wine & Sushi
    Women, Wine & Sushi: Silicon Valley Bank hosted a night of sushi-making and wine-tasting with fellow women in the innovation economy. On top of an evening of lively conversations and valuable connections, everyone had the opportunity to learn how to roll sushi from a professional chef from Sushi Samba.

    Overall this event was a great opportunity to engage with exceptional women, grow your professional network and enjoy some of SVB's client wines.

    IPO Workshop for Emerging Growth Companies
    IPO Workshop: Silicon Valley Bank co-sponsored a workshop for emerging Growth stage companies who are expecting an exit within the next 2-3 years.

    This workshop was designed for companies who are interested in public market Liquidity, whether in the short – or long-term.

    NYC Digital Health Conference
    Silicon Valley Bank has convened thought leaders in healthcare, and the technology companies driving change in the patient experience for an all-day conference focused on how digital innovations will shape the future of healthcare.

    Featuring compelling panel discussions and presentations from Karen M. Ignagni of EmblemHealth, Bryan Roberts of Venrock, Farzad Mostashari of Aledade, and Cyrus Massoumi of Zocdoc, among other industry leaders, founders and investors.


After an unpredictable 2017, most startups say they plan to hire in 2018, expect M&A activity to stay strong and say venture capital remains their go-to source for startup capital.
SVB’s fourth quarter report finds venture investment and fundraising at impressive levels. Capital is not only flowing to the Bay Area but also headed to other US regions and overseas, where Europe offers intriguing opportunities.
Last year saw new records for venture fundraising and investment in life science and healthcare. Download our annual report to read our analysis plus our outlook for 2019.
The SVB Asset Management Economic Report is a quarterly review and outlook on economic and market factors that impact global markets and business health. Our Q4 edition discusses how the U.S. economy continues to impress, global economies' growth and what could slow their economic activity, while looking ahead with continued focus on core fundamentals. 
In this 18th annual State of the Wine Industry Report, Rob McMillan finds that while business once again had record sales, the growth rate is slowing and total volumes are trending into negative territory. He also offers perspectives on how the industry may recover growth rates by changing sales and marketing tactics.
In the latest edition, SVB CEO Greg Becker discusses the outlook for the VC ecosystem and how innovation companies can prepare for global volatility. Also, Bob Blee, Head of Corporate Finance, writes about the trends that may affect the 2019 IPO market.