Karim Mashnuk

Karim Mashnuk is a vice president, credit solutions, technology banking for Silicon Valley Bank’s Canadian office, located in Toronto. Karim is responsible for the evaluation and execution of debt opportunities across the Canadian venture and innovation space. He is industry and life-stage agnostic within various technology verticals, with a portfolio of businesses that includes enterprise software, consumer internet, fintech, climatetech and frontiertech sectors. Karim enjoys working with founders, providing financing solutions to his clients, helping to accelerate the growth of companies that will shape the future of the Canadian innovation economy. He is passionate to see so many new and exciting ideas evolve into the next $100 million revenue stage business, and to provide strategic advice to clients who rely on his expertise and Silicon Valley Bank’s products, services and solutions.

Before his current role, Karim was a vice president with RBC Capital Partners, a division of RBC Capital Markets. He led origination, structuring, execution and management of transactions for RBC’s mezzanine debt fund, providing subordinated debt to support sponsor-backed leveraged buyouts across the US and Canada Earlier, he was an associate at Berq Capital Inc., a venture capital firm focused on early-stage cleantech. While there, he was responsible for the evaluation and development of investment opportunities, focused primarily on renewable natural gas. Karim began his career as an investment banking analyst for Capitalink Advisors Inc.

Karim earned an MBA and honors bachelor's degree in business from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). He is a winner of the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship Ivey New Venture Project at Western University, which entailed developing and refining an idea for a new venture, writing a compelling business plan and pitching to a panel of angel investors and entrepreneurs-in-residence.

Karim is a member-at-large of Heart and Stroke Young Leaders and is responsible for planning and leading fundraising events in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Outside of the office, Karim enjoys playing soccer, cooking and traveling.

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SVB Canada
Vice President, Credit Solutions