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SVB Analytics Releases Venture Capital Funding Research; Data Reveals Bubble-Era, Late-Stage Technology Companies Continue to Receive New Funding

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - December 5, 2007 - SVB Analytics, a leading provider of valuation and corporate equity management services, released Volume 2 of its research series today that analyzes the value drivers in the world of private equity and venture capital. The research is based on examinations of valuation data for thousands of venture-backed technology and life science companies. The latest report takes an in-depth look at the explosion of late-stage technology investing, identifying the funding recipients and the impact they are having on their investors' portfolios.

Contrary to the belief that the bulk of private technology companies left over from the boom are on the verge of fizzling out, the research reveals that companies conceived during the 2000 bubble-era comprise one-third of all private technology companies today, and the bulk of them - 70 percent - have received fresh funding within the last three years. A large percentage of those companies are playing a significant role in investment portfolios and dominating technology merger and acquisition activity, according to the report.

For a complete copy of SVB Analytics Research Series, Volume 2 please visit http://www.svb.com/pdfs/SVBAnalytics_Research_Vol2.pdf.

"It's not unheard of for successful technology companies to go through five, six or even seven rounds of venture funding today," said Jim Anderson, president of SVB Analytics. "What no one really expected was that so many of these companies were born during the bubble and are significantly impacting today's venture portfolios. Popular opinion says the bubble burst and everything imploded, but our data reveals that's not the whole story."

SVB Analytics Research Series is authored by theoretical mathematician and SVB Analytics Research Director Cindy Moore and edited by SVB Analytics founder and President Jim Anderson. The research was funded by SVB Analytics, a member of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB).

SVB Analytics was formed to respond to clients' demand for assistance with analytical tasks resulting from new tax regulations and accounting standards. As part of this effort SVB Analytics helps companies comply with the exigencies of IRS Code Section 409A, which requires a formal valuation opinion for private companies every 12 months.

Volume 3 of the SVB Analytics Research Series is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2008.

To discuss company valuations or for more information about SVB Analytics, please contact Lisa Davis at ldavis@svb.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Carrie Merritt at cmerritt@svb.com.

About SVB Analytics
SVB Analytics offers valuation and corporate equity administration services to private, venture capital-backed companies and venture capital firms. SVB Analytics� initial services offerings include fair market 409A valuations and corporate equity tracking and administrative services. SVB Analytics is a member of global financial services firm SVB Financial Group, with SVB Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Capital, SVB Global and SVB Private Client Services, which serve the unique needs of technology, life sciences and private equity firms. More information on the company can be found at www.svb.com/svbanalytics.

SVB Analytics is a non-bank affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank and a member of SVB Financial Group. Products and services offered by SVB Analytics are not FDIC insured and are not deposits or other obligations of Silicon Valley Bank. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve and it is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group, which is also a member of the Federal Reserve.


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