Natalie Fratto

Natalie Fratto is a managing director on SVB’s Emerging Manager Practice team. In this role, she provides general partners with tailored services and strategic guidance, including fundraising and fund operations strategies, portfolio company support and creative liquidity solutions.

Prior to rejoining SVB, Natalie led strategic investments into emerging managers and growth-stage companies as part of the corporate development team at Goldman Sachs. Natalie started her financial services career at SVB in 2016 as a vice president of Early Stage Practice, providing banking and financing support for the most promising early-stage startups in New York City. She went on to direct SVB’s international expansion into Canada as a senior manager of New Market Development.

Natalie earned her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Michigan. She is an alum of First Round’s Angel Track program and On Deck’s Founder Fellowship, and previously led operations for a Y Combinator–backed startup.

Passionate about new technologies and innovation, Natalie has been a contributing writer for some of the world’s top finance and technology publications, including Fortune, Fast Company and VICE Motherboard.

Her 2019 TED Talk on adaptability has been viewed almost four million times and was one of the top 10 most-watched talks of the year.
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Emerging Manager
Managing Director, Emerging Manager Practice