Blake Armstrong

Blake manages Silicon Valley Bank's national, early-stage Technology team that serves pre-Series A founders. Blake was formerly a lender on SVB's enterprise software growth team, responsible for driving transactions across SVB's enterprise software portfolio in Northern California.

Before to moving to San Francisco to join SVB, Blake was a Venture Partner at The Family, a growth catalyst to early-stage European technology ventures based in Paris, France. Prior to The Family, he co-founded oNotes, a Harvard University technology spinout also based in Paris.

Blake began his career in social impact, first at Opportunity International, a global leader in microfinance. Blake left Opportunity International to move to Kigali, Rwanda to co-found Edify, a social enterprise that provides working capital to entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Blake earned his MBA from the University of Oxford in the U.K. and his B.A. in International Business Administration from PLNU in San Diego, CA.

When he’s not working, you’ll likely find Blake in Truckee, CA. He’s probably hiking, chopping firewood, or listening to CCR on his back deck with a White Russian in-hand thinking about how that rug really did tie the room together.

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