London – 26 September 2013 - Silicon Valley Bank, financial partner to the technology, life sciences, cleantech, private equity and venture capital industries has been recognised as ‘Service Provider of the Year' for the second year running at the prestigious Investor Allstars Awards, 2013.
The event took place at the National History Museum, with some of the world's biggest entrepreneurs, venture capital and private equity firms in attendance. The award was voted for on the night by the audience.
Silicon Valley Bank works with leading innovative technology businesses globally, including Mozilla, Pinterest, and Shazam, as well as some of the top tier venture firms such as Index Ventures and Accel. The bank has been lending into the UK since 2004 and opened a full service commercial banking branch in 2012, offering current and deposit accounts, loans, cash management services, and foreign exchange. The award signifies Silicon Valley Bank's growing success in the UK market.
Phil Cox, Head of EMEA and India and President of the UK Branch for Silicon Valley Bank, said: "The UK is leading the way in technology innovation in Europe and as the only global bank dedicated to the innovation sector, we have been working very hard to increase our presence here. We are honoured to have been recognised by the investor community and are particularly proud to have won this accolade for a second year, particularly among such high-calibre finalists."
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SVB Financial Group, the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank also has operations in China, India and Israel through which it offers its clients access to its network of relationships with technology, life science, cleantech, private equity and venture capital businesses worldwide.
About Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. Silicon Valley Bank and its affiliates within SVB Financial Group provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to clients worldwide through 27 U.S. offices and seven international operations in China, India, Israel and the UK. www.svb.com.
Silicon Valley Bank is registered in England and Wales at 41 Lothbury, London, EC2R 7HF, UK under No. FC029579. Silicon Valley Bank is authorised and regulated by the California Department of Financial Institutions and the United States Federal Reserve Bank; authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority with number 577295; and subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.
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