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Marshall Hawks

Managing Director

Strategic Capital Group


Professional Summary

Marshall is a Managing Director and team lead for SVB’s Strategic Capital Group (SCG) in Northern California. SCG provides large dollar venture debt, mezzanine and convertible debt to venture backed innovation companies during their hockey stick phase of growth. Aiming to optimize dilution so that founders, employees and existing investors own more of their company in a good outcome. SCG covers the entire US, London and Israel. Marshall is based in San Francisco and spends the majority of his time working with companies in Silicon Valley. SCG commitments tend to range from $5MM to $40MM with most of the portfolio built within existing SVB clients.

In previous roles Marshall led both SVB’s Enterprise Software and Hardware verticals. Some of Marshall’s more notable portfolio companies across his decade at SVB include Airbnb, Twitch, FitBit, Okta, ServiceMax and Cloudflare.

Prior to joining SVB in 2009, Marshall spent time at Wells Fargo, Greater Bay Bank Venture Banking and Comerica Bank, all in roles focused on the VC & Tech ecosystem. Marshall holds a BA in Economics from Sonoma State University. Outside of work, Marshall is an avid skier, CrossFiter and podcast aficionado.

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