Southern California

Riding the Next Wave of Innovation

You'll find Silicon Valley Bank wherever innovation and imagination intersect. That's why for two decades we have partnered with Southern California entrepreneurs and investors. Today, we have teams in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Orange County (Irvine) and San Diego.

SVB By The Numbers


of US venture backed companies with an IPO during 2018 bank with SVB


of venture-backed tech and life science companies in the US bank with SVB


of SoCal startups expect business conditions to improve in 2017


of SoCal startups plan to hire in 2017


  1. On Deck


    SVB’s SoCal team curates several events throughout the year to help clients create a strong network to support business growth. Upcoming event information will be posted here. For more information, reach out to your banker.


    November 28, 2018—SVB Presents: For the Love of Wine – Holiday Edition, San Diego, CA

    December 6, 2018—SVB LA @ UCLA StartOut Demo Day, Los Angeles, CA


    Group picture at LA Tech Gives Back 2017
    SVB's Los Angeles & Santa Monica offices join forces with local clients & colleagues to lend a hand to the greater Los Angeles community for the inaugural LA Tech Gives Back 2017. #LATechGivesBack


    Tech companies move the world forward in remarkable ways – it’s a vital component of this sector’s DNA. That’s why Silicon Valley Bank is committed to Tech Gives Back—an annual volunteer service program SVB participates in each year across the country.


    On behalf of our entire SVB team, we would like to thank you for investing your time this year for our 2nd Annual L.A. Tech Gives Back.

    What a day!

    Your work helped mentor young adults on the cusp of their first job; your time helped our city’s homeless population feel connected through personal conversations, coffee and meditation; your elbow grease beautified children’s’ spaces with murals and cleaned up our parks and beaches; and your kindness is helping homeless women flourish in a clean, organized home as they prepare for motherhood. And so much more.

    Donation Matching—There’s still time to give back!: Because SVB has committed to ‘multiply your impact,’ we’ll be matching all donations at least two-to-one to every cause we supported until Giving Tuesday—November 27, 2018. Make $10 turn into $30 for the cause you supported (or a different one, if you’d prefer!); feel free to spread the word to anyone interested in giving:

  2. Recent Events

    Recent SVB SoCal Events

    October 18, 2018—SVB’s 2nd Annual L.A. Tech Gives Back, Los Angeles, CA
    On October 18th, over 300 local L.A. tech professionals & companies joined forces together to provide much-needed help to local nonprofits, schools & organizations across the greater Los Angeles area for SVB’s 2nd annual L.A. Tech Gives Back! This incredible half-day of service took our volunteers around eight service projects including a beach cleanup, school & community center restorations, park & trail revitalization, mock interview & mentoring projects, and more! We look forward to continuing our efforts next year in 2019! Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers!

    This year, Los Angeles was one of seven cities where SVB was spearheading SVB Tech Gives Back efforts in October.

    October 30, 2018—SVB LA Presents: Fireside Chat with Peter Guber & Richard Wolpert, UCLA Anderson School of Business, Los Angeles, CA
    On October 30th, SVB Los Angeles along with the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator, hosted an intimate fireside chat event with Peter Guber, media mogul and current CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, and Richard Wolpert, Co-founder and CEO of HelloTech and author of the new book,The Soul Of A Deal: Making Deals in the Digital Age.

    The evening was filled with interactive networking among clients and tech professionals, and engaging discussion centered around Richard's new book and the skills needed to close your most important business deals.

    SVB LA FX Santa Barbara Golf Event | Sandpiper Golf Course
    Fore! The SVB LA FX and Corporate Finance teams welcomed LA C-Level executives to an exciting day of golf and networking at Santa Barbara's beautiful, beachside Sandpiper Golf Course. After tee time, guests enjoyed a sunset patio reception with delicious bites and an opportunity to share their experience and expertise with SVBers and peers.

    SVB LA & Evolution Media E3 Esports Reception | SVB Santa Monica
    SVB LA, in partnership with Evolution Media, kicked off the 2018 E3 Gaming Expo with an exclusive reception tailored to bringing together leaders from some of the best Esports brands, teams, game publishers, media companies, and startups.

    SVB Overwatch eSports MatchSVB Overwatch eSports Match | SVB Santa Monica 
    SVB Santa Monica kicked off 2018 with an exciting, new eSports experience where 20 LA digital media executives and eSports influencers witnessed a digital fight to the finish match-up between elite global Overwatch League teams’ the Houston Outlaws and the Shanghai Dragons. Overwatch League is the first major global eSports league with city-based teams, providing gamers, viewers and influencers the opportunity to be a part of the most immersive, on-the- rise digital gaming ecosystem in today’s digital age. Our SVB SoCal team is excited to see where this developing digital sector is headed and plan to stay at the forefront of its emergence into the SoCal market.

    SVB & SheWorx TechWeek LA Breakfast Roundtable SVB & SheWorx TechWeek LA Breakfast Roundtable | SVB Santa Monica
    SVB Santa Monica welcomed 30+ female entrepreneurs and local professionals for a SheWorx Breakfast Roundtable in conjunction with TechWeek LA 2017. SheWorx is the leading global platform and event series supporting 20,000 female entrepreneurs in 7 global cities, providing women with actionable business strategies and democratizing access to top mentors and investors. Guests had the opportunity to listen to local VC’s and investors share their perspective on the current entrepreneurial climate of LA, then partake in a rooftop patio breakfast networking reception full of lively conversation and delicious bites and coffee.

    OC Investor Roundtable Series Kickoff Dinner OC Investor Roundtable Series Kickoff Dinner | SVB Irvine
    The SVB Irvine Tech team kicked off their new quarterly OC Investor Roundtable Series by welcoming 17 high-level investment partners to participate in a curated reception & private dinner discussion on real-time OC Market opportunities. Valuable insight about the future of this space was shared, including how SVB as a leading bank in the industry is effectively fostering the growth of opportunities for investors and angels to tap into OC’s new and pursuable talent. A great start to a highly-anticipated event series, we look forward to our next event come early 2018!

    SVB co-hosts Rooftop Summer Solstice Happy Hour SVB Wine Wednesday Series | SVB Santa Monica
    SVB’s Santa Monica office kicked off the first of their four-part Wine Wednesday summer event series by welcoming 50+ guests to enjoy delicious small bites and refreshing wine. Our inaugural event featured wines of the biodynamic Pinot Pioneer Robert Sinskey Vineyards of Napa Valley – who happens to be one of SVB’s Premium Wine Group clients. #SVBWineWednesday

    CSE CEO Forum SVB & UC San Diego CSE CEO Forum | SVB San Diego
    SVB San Diego, in partnership with UC San Diego Computer Science & Engineering Department, hosted an exclusive Tech Forum featuring eight of San Diego’s top innovative companies & CEOs in an effort to showcase San Diego’s emerging tech ecosystem. More than 70 emerging UCSD students attended, seeking out professional opportunities within this new frontier of tech and innovation. Thanks to participating companies – including Certona, Cloudbeds, eSUB, HouseCall Pro, ID Analytics, Seismic, Sensemetrics and Verimatrix.

    SVB OC March Madness 4th Annual SVB OC March Madness | SVB Irvine
    The SVB Orange County Tech team hosted their signature 4th annual March Madness event at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, where over 75 influential founders, executives and market influencers convened for a signature game day experience. Held to coincide with the kick off of the 2017 March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament, guests enjoyed an afternoon of networking, multiple game coverage and the opportunity to test their game day match-ups with our own exciting SVB Bracket Challenge.