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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 clients are global disrupters and creative thinkers. SoCal startup founders and tech executives share their thoughts on hiring, fundraising and preparing for exits in SVB's 2nd Annual Southern California Startup Outlook.
of firms represented by Forbes Midas List in 2017 are SVB clients
of U.S. VC-backed tech and life science companies are SVB clients
of SoCal startups expect business conditions to improve in 2017
of SoCal startups plan to hire in 2017
"L.A.’s artistic, creative, it’s the movie industry. People are thinking way outside of the box."
"It is actually stunning to me how great SVB has been as a partner. I would encourage every entrepreneur to definitely consider SVB."
"In L.A., you have access to the best tech talent you’re going to find anywhere."
"The entire SVB team are real people who are very passionate about helping entrepreneurs build great businesses."
"Finding a team to accomplish a vision that is revolutionary is fundamentally the most important part of being an entrepreneur."
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.
February 15, 2018 — HYPE Sports Innovation Competition - Los Angeles
February 22, 2018 — SVB & Manos Accelerator Angel Bootcamp - Santa Monica
March 8, 2018 — TechFair LA 2018 - Los Angeles
March 14, 2018 — SVB LA Fundraising 101 Workshop - Santa Monica (Event website coming soon!)
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
WHAT IS TECH GIVES BACK?
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. This year, we
were thrilled to bring this volunteer magic to Los Angeles with our inaugural LA Tech Gives Back! Together we mobilized our vibrant tech community to volunteer across the greater LA area for a rewarding half day of service, followed by a community lunch reception atop our SVB Santa Monica patio. We are
happy to have lent a helping hand, in partnership with
LA Works, in strengthening our local community at
Mark Twain Middle Schoolin Venice,
The Center at Blessed Sacrament in Hollywood and the
LA Child Guidance Clinic in Downtown Los Angeles. We look forward to keeping the tradition going next year! For more information about LA Tech Gives Back and SVB’s involvement, please contact your local SVB team member.
SVB Overwatch eSports Match—January 17, 2018 | 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—November 17, 2017 | 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—November 2, 2017 | 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 Wine Wednesday Series—July 12, 2017 | 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
SVB & UC San Diego CSE CEO Forum—April 19, 2017 | 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.
4th Annual SVB OC March Madness—March 16, 2017 | 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.
Healthcare investment and fundraising first half of 2017
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After an unpredictable 2017, most startups say they plan to hire in 2018, expect M&A activity to stay strong and say venture capital remains their go-to source for startup capital.
In our annual report on healthcare investing, we analyzed the fundraising, investment, M&A and IPO activity of venture-backed biopharma, medical device and diagnostic/tools companies.
The SVB Asset Management Economic Report is a quarterly review and outlook on economic and market factors that impact global markets and business health. Our Q1 edition focuses on the synchronized economic growth story of the advanced economies and monetary and fiscal policies that will surely shape the future direction of markets.
In this 17th annual State of the Wine Industry report, Rob McMillan writes that successful wineries 10 years from now will be those that adapted to a different consumer with different values — a customer who interacts with retailers in digital ways, has less discretionary income than their generational predecessors yet understands and consumes premium wine.
Get unique SVB insights on the outlook for VC, bright spots in fintech and healthcare, how to gauge startup traction and whether venture debt is right for you in PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor.
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