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Emerging Manager Practice


Just because you’re a trailblazer doesn’t mean you have to be a lone wolf. SVB specializes in supporting the innovators, fund managers and startup founders who are breaking new ground. Our Emerging Manager Practice provides a robust solution tailored to the unique needs of emerging venture firms from coast to coast.
Are you an emerging manager?

If you manage no more than three institutional funds, your total fund size is under $150 million and you don’t have a full-time CFO on your team, we consider you an emerging manager, no matter your sector focus, stage or check size.

Fueling the startup ecosystem

Emerging managers differentiate themselves in the value and commitment they provide to founders. Beyond seed and early-stage funding, they supply the motivation and business acumen that turn good ideas into great companies. And SVB is at their side every step of the way.

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, Pear Ventures

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The support you need

Rely on our experience

Leverage SVB’s 30 years of experience in guiding VCs and startups to help you build and manage your firm — from raising capital and fund operations to supporting portfolio companies and optimizing liquidity.

Tap into our network

Attend SVB’s exclusive networking events, where you can cultivate one-on-one relationships and forge partnerships within our network of family office, corporate partner and LP contacts.

Develop a broader network

Learn from your peers at SVB’s client-only co-working space in San Francisco, and hear — and share — ideas at quarterly summits that bring together fund managers and limited partners with thought leaders.

Tailored financial services

Rely on short-term lines of credit to bridge capital calls, specialized private lending to help offset your GP investment and other flexible, scalable banking solutions to support you and your fund.

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A team with unmatched experience


SVB’s Emerging Manager Practice is led by a cohort of professionals with deep industry expertise and decades of real-world experience. They offer guidance drawn both from the perspective of what’s fueled success for other SVB clients and from their own experiences as early investors in category-defining companies.

Larry Zhengyu

From bundled solutions to specialized services, we can help your portfolio companies launch and scale.

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Lessons Learned from a Former VC

Get tips designed for new fund managers interested in angel investing, venture capital and seed capital.

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Them use

Offer peer guidance to your portfolio companies with advice from successful startup founders.

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