Alana Beard

Alana Beard is a senior associate at SVB Capital, responsible for investment research and underwriting funds managers within the fourth wave of venture vehicle.

Before joining SVB, Alana was a member of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks organization and an ESPN/ACC women’s college basketball analyst. During her professional career, Alana was a four-time WNBA All-Star. She also won the WNBA championship in 2016 and was named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Alana’s international career included seasons playing in Israel, Australia, South Korea, Poland and Spain, where she led her team to two Spanish League championships in 2016 and 2017.

Alana graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and was the first woman ever to have her jersey retired and cemented in the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium. Alana and her family live in San Mateo, California.
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SVB Capital
Sr. Associate