Chelsea Hakso

Chelsea Hakso is the director of Silicon Valley Bank’s hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) team and brings 6 years of experience solving financing needs for VC-backed frontier tech and climate tech companies. Her expertise lies in identifying and creating financing solutions that fit the business models of her clients and accelerate their go-to-market strategies. As a result, she has been instrumental in building out SVB’s HaaS lending capabilities.

Prior to her current role, Chelsea supported a portfolio of enterprise software clients, with a specific focus on AI-powered technologies.

Chelsea holds bachelor degrees in economics and international relations from Pepperdine University.

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