Jean-Laurent Pelissier


As the director of strategic capital for SVB UK, Jean-Laurent Pelissier leads the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) team to provide mezzanine and junior debt to high-growth technology and healthcare companies in the region. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs and is passionate about making an impact and contribution to the long-term growth of disruptive companies. Jean-Laurent has worked for more than 10 years in the financial industry; his experience with equity and debt financing provides the lens to increase efficiencies for management and existing shareholders, as well as a balanced perspective on fundraising.

Earlier in his career, as a vice president for Silicon Valley Bank, he helped launch SVB UK and led debt solutions to technology and life science companies throughout Europe. Before his current role at SVB UK, he served as an investment manager focusing on fintech investments for Santander’s $200 million global corporate venture fund.

Jean-Laurent grew up in California and moved to the UK in 2010. He earned dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and mathematics, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Davis and his master’s degree in finance from the London School of Economics.
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Director, Strategic Capital

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