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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 23, 2015 Posted by

While the Federal Reserve is looking to hike rates without fueling further dollar strength, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) is prepared to bring on more fire power to its quantitative easing program.

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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 15, 2015 Posted by
The Fed’s “no hike” announcement on September 17th came as little surprise to most. Whether it was uncertainty and volatility in the financial markets in the weeks leading up to the Fed’s decision; global investors may increasingly bring their money home. Japanese traders will return to the Japanese yen, the Europeans to the Euro, the Brits to the UK pound, and many other countries will follow suit.
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Accounting, Regulations, & Reporting; Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Wine Industry
October 14, 2015 Posted by

Recently, SVB held a webinar on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) risks and compliance. Given all the media attention to recent security breaches, we weren’t surprised by the overwhelming interest in the topic. We had a high number of participants and great questions in our Q&A session. It seems every company wants to know if their data is safe–for good reason.

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Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 13, 2015 Posted by
Tracy Isacke, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank's corporate venture relationship group, discusses wearables and their potential impact. 
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Startups; Technology
October 13, 2015 Posted by
Before joining SVB, Zac Townsend and I spent the last 2.5+ years working with banks around the world to open public APIs. In coming onboard, we wanted to share some best practices for creating a great API banking experience.
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Startups; Technology
October 13, 2015 Posted by
Increasingly, SVB’s customers are asking for ways to interact with the bank in a high-speed, automated, fashion–via API. With API banking we aim to deliver a set of services that allow our customers to interact with the bank securely, programmatically, at high speed and with little (or no) manual intervention.
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Capital Access; Global Edge; Startups; Technology; Asia
September 15, 2015 Posted by
Currency and stock market jolts aside, the Chinese innovation sector is coming into its own, and increasingly looking west to the U.S. for new markets and startup investments to bolster technology know-how.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
September 08, 2015 Posted by
On August 24th, a day that is now being referred to in China as Black Monday, Shanghai's main share index closed down at 8.5 percent, its biggest decline since 2007.

Powerful global reaction. Traders in all financial markets around the world reacted violently to China’s sell-off and seemed to re-focus on what had been three fairly well-established and unsettling concerns: (1) a weakening economy in China; (2) falling oil prices; and (3) uncertainty with interest rate increases by the Fed.

Is the panic over or not? With the U.S. dollar on a roller coaster ride for much of August, many have lost confidence in the dollar’s underlying trend of strength.
U.S. labor data is difficult to forecast. This week’s non-farm number will be the last jobs report before the FOMC meeting (Sept 16-17).
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Advisories; Global Edge; Technology; Venture Capital; South America
July 27, 2015 Posted by
Andy Tsao, director of Latin America for Silicon Valley Bank, discusses the opportunities and challenges that exist for entrepreneurs and investors in Mexico's innovation economy in this contributed article in TechCrunch.
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Analytics; Technology
July 16, 2015 Posted by

    As seen in  Global Corporate Venturing , July/August 2015 issue. Most of us are fascinated by virtual reality. Who hasn’t cringed about being virtually stuck in the 1990s of The Matrix or dreamed up their own “destinations” for Star Trek’s Holodeck? Now, the promise of VR appears to be growing closer to, well, reality. Recently, Silicon Valley Bank brought together VR hardware and software developers, entertainment companies, academic researchers and 60 investors to pollinate ideas for moving VR from fiction to fruition.

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