Devika Patil

Devika Patil is a managing director in the Venture Capital Relationship Management Group at SVB, where she provides emerging to late-stage VCs and their portfolio companies with the banking tools they need to succeed. Her financial wheelhouse includes tailored strategic capital solutions; proprietary, operational, tactical and industry insights; private banking; and wealth advisory services. As a self-described extrovert, Devika (pronounced Dave-ika) is passionate about building and cultivating relationships with the VC community and bridging impactful connections in the tech community. She thrives on working with the CEOs and founders of investor-backed companies across all sectors — enterprise, consumer, fintech, hardware and the life sciences.

Her extensive background in corporate banking combined with her natural fluency in interpersonal skills makes Devika as accomplished at fostering relationships with C-suite execs as she is at analyzing credit risk profiles of complex businesses. Prior to joining SVB in 2018, Devika was a vice president at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she was the West Coast corporate banking head of the gaming and homebuilding group. She launched her career at J.P. Morgan as an investment banker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

Dedicated to giving back to her community and beyond, Devika serves in a variety of volunteer capacities. She is on the Board of Fellows at The Harker School, one of the nation’s top schools for high-quality, well-rounded education to students in pre-K through 12, located in Silicon Valley. She is also the Digital Ambassador at the Institute for Education, a Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit, whose mission is to recognize and promote leadership, civility and finding common ground, locally, nationally and globally. She is currently a member of the Town of Atherton’s Audit and Finance Committee and the Board Treasurer at The Weekend To Be Named Later, a nonprofit fostering collaboration between progressive leaders in government, the arts and entertainment, finance, nonprofits, technology and education.

These days, Devika calls Atherton, California, home, and enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and Kathak (Indian classical dance) in her free time. Another one of her great passions is wine; in fact, Devika first learned of SVB through its wine division. Ask her about her favorite sips, Melka Métisse and Favia Cabernet, and when you do, feel free to converse in French, Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi, as she speaks them all. You could also chat with her about the West Wing — not the TV show, but the actual offices; Devika and her family lived in Washington, D.C., and served in the West Wing for two years during the Obama administration. 
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