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Public Policy; Startups; Technology
June 12, 2013 Posted by

Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA 4th District) joined SVB CEO Greg Becker for a client dinner in Boston with about 30 local and discussed variety of issues, all in the general category of how the Federal Government can help entrepreneurs succeed. The topics included immigration reform, education (esp. education in science, technology, engineering and math, or “STEM”), what’s going on with patent litigation, the business environment in MA, hiring, and federal funding for R&D. More information is available on our blog page.

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Startups; Technology
May 28, 2013 Posted by

Silicon Valley Bank CEO Greg Becker had a chance to interview Biz Stone, CEO of Jelly and Co-Founder of Twitter, at a recent event for SVB clients in Napa Valley. In this video from the event, Biz and Greg discuss the importance of manufacturing your own opportunity, why authenticity and listening is key to success in social media and Biz’s new company, Jelly.

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Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; U.S.
May 23, 2013 Posted by
Finding, attracting and retaining world-class talent is increasingly difficult for many of Silicon Valley Bank’s technology and life science clients. In fact, our annual Startup Outlook survey revealed while nine in ten startup executives said they were hiring, an equal number said it is challenging – or extremely challenging – to find workers with the skills they need.
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Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology
February 13, 2013 Posted by

Every time I meet with a group of tech company CEOs they say the same thing: hiring world-class talent is one of their biggest challenges. They struggle to find, attract and retain the engineering, scientific and technical talent they need to grow their businesses.

So when I saw the results of our annual Startup Outlook survey this year, I was not surprised. While nine in ten startup executives said they were hiring, an equal number said it is challenging - or extremely challenging - to find workers with the skills they need.

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Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology
January 17, 2013 Posted by
Knowing the significance of innovation startups on the prospects for growth in the US economy overall, we starting asking leaders of startup companies about four years ago how their businesses are performing, whether they are hiring and which policies will continue to enable their growth.
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Startups; Technology
November 30, 2012 Posted by
It’s not uncommon for the Silicon Valley Bank team to try to help our clients with things beyond banking, but this holiday season we’re even getting our kids in on the act.
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Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology
November 01, 2012 Posted by
The 2012 Startup Outlook Survey captures a U.S. economy in transition. The technology sector continues to lead the broader economy out of the downturn, posting strong returns even as the overall economy strains to rebound. Dynamicnew sectors are growing rapidly, businesses are hiring and startup executives are bullish on the U.S. market. Optimism and confidence remain high.
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Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 03, 2012 Posted by

   Silicon Valley Bank is thrilled to have hosted this amazing event! We worked with the members of the band Coverflow to create a singing contest that benefitted children’s charities, featuring some of the best amateur singers from the tech world, with tech celebrity judges including David Hornick, Dave McClure, Steven Jang and Alison Murdock.

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Capital Access; Technology
July 09, 2012 Posted by
Understanding why and how banks arrive at their answers will greatly improve a company's chances of success when seeking a loan. Despite how attractive a borrower or transaction is, external macro and internal micro considerations can, and do, have an impact on bankers' decisions.
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