Shez Samji


Shez oversees SVB’s market-facing efforts and client acquisition strategy across Canada. As part of his role, Shez leverages SVB’s global innovation platform by connecting companies, market influencers, and both Canadian and U.S. investors who are looking for growth or value-add opportunities. Shez also leads the origination of Canadian corporate and sponsor-backed financings for public and late-stage technology companies and assists with the structuring of complex senior and junior debt financings.

With more than 10 years of direct private and public market investing experience, Shez’s background includes originating, structuring and executing transactions across the capital structure and in a variety of industries and situations.

Prior to joining SVB, Shez was a Vice President at Third Eye Capital, Canada’s largest private debt and special situations investor. He began his career at BMO Capital Partners, the Bank of Montreal’s principal investing division.

Shez lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter. Outside the office, Shez serves on the Investment Committee for Community Development Venture Fund, a nonprofit microloan company founded to support entrepreneurship, particularly among immigrants to Canada.
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Managing Director and Head of Business Development

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