John China


As president of SVB Capital, John China is focused on providing best-fit financial solutions and insights for Silicon Valley Bank’s clients. Since joining SVB in 1996, John has consistently — and enthusiastically — facilitated connections between entrepreneurs, investors, the Fortune 500, bankers and even winemakers.

In his current role, John is responsible for growing the funds business, SVB’s Family Office practice, and SVB’s Startup Banking, which supports entrepreneurs and startups at their earliest stages. John is a long-standing member of SVB Capital’s Operating Committee.

Since he joined SVB, John has been a partner to entrepreneurs and their investors to help accelerate their growth. He is a part of SVB’s Executive Committee and has led Technology Banking teams across the US specializing in software, internet, hardware, infrastructure, private equity, venture capital and premium wine. He has also been responsible for the company’s Corporate Venturing Group, Early Stage banking services, SVB’s Global Gateway program, the Credit Solutioning Group and Corporate Finance.

John is a member of the advisory board of H2 Global, Alpha Club and York Butter Factory, and he is on the board of BUILD and an LPAC member of Founders Circle. John earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University, and he is learning to kite surf.
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President, SVB Capital