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John China

President of SVB Capital

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John is focused on delivering best-fit solutions, insights and connections for Silicon Valley Bank’s clients. Over 23 years at SVB John has constantly – and enthusiastically - made connections between entrepreneurs, investors, the Fortune 500, bankers and even winemakers.  

Today, John is the President of SVB Capital, SVB’s funds management business with $4.5 billion under management across venture capital funds of funds and direct funds. In this role, he is responsible for growing the funds business as well as SVB’s Early Stage Practice supporting entrepreneurs and startups at their earliest stages, and SVB’s Family Office practice. John is a long-standing member of SVB Capital’s Operating Committee. 

Since joining SVB in 1996, John has been a partner to entrepreneurs and their investors, providing financial solutions, insights and connections to accelerate their growth. John is a part of SVB’s Executive Committee and has led Technology Banking teams across the US specializing in software, internet, hardware, infrastructure, private equity, venture capital, and premium wine. He has also been responsible for the company’s Corporate Venturing Group, Early Stage banking services, SVB’s Global Gateway program, the Credit Solutioning Group and Corporate Finance.

John is a member of the advisory board of H2 Global, Alpha Club, and York Butter Factory, and he is on the board of BUILD and an LPAC member of Founders Circle. John earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and he is learning to kite surf.

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