Austin Badger


Austin Badger, managing director at Silicon Valley Bank, heads up a team within the Frontier Technologies practice. The companies Austin works with are creating highly disruptive technologies within transportation, industrials, aerospace, robotics, and hardware infrastructure, with a focus on the convergence of hardware, software, and data. The role places him across the table from some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and equips him to help bring their bold and audacious visions to reality.

Austin has held several roles within SVB since joining in 2014, covering our largest clients within Corporate Banking, to creating some of our more complex debt offerings. Previous to SVB, Austin worked at Savitr Capital, a boutique hedge fund focused on the renewable and clean energy sector.

A Colorado native, and graduate of the University of Colorado, Austin holds a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in economics. He also frequents various night classes at Stanford and UC Berkeley. Austin and his wife live in Marin and are the parents of two young children who, unbeknownst to them, have become his go-to photography models.

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