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SVB Startup Banking

The banking, tools and access to reach your next round faster

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Everything you need to get started.

    •  Business card with no annual fee and no personal guarantee
    •  Cash rewards for your card purchases
    •  1.40% interest rate* for the SVB Premium Money Market Account
    •  Tools to manage your payments and day-to-day banking

*Rates effective November 15, 2019, and subject to change at any time before or after account opening. 1.4% interest rate is reflective for SVB Premium Money Market accounts with $0-$14.99M in deposit balances.


SVB Startup Banking is designed for founders. Access our curated suite of products and digital offerings for no monthly fees for the first three years on included services. It’s everything you need to jump-start your business from day one.

SVB Innovators Card (subject to qualification)
Our newest business card with no personal guarantee
Cash, travel and other rewards
Sync with QuickBooks, Expensify, Xero and more
Venture-friendly credit approval process
Credit that scales as you grow

Premium Money Market Account (optional)
1.40% interest rate* on your Premium Money Market Account

  • 1.40% interest rate* for clients with $0-$14.99M in deposits

Easy Day-to-Day Banking
Online and mobile banking
Checking account with an optional debit card
Monthly wires (limitations apply)
Unlimited incoming ACH payments and more
Multiple banking solutions as you scale

*Rates effective November 15, 2019, and subject to change at any time before or after account opening. 1.4% interest rate is reflective for SVB Premium Money Market accounts with $0-$14.99M in deposit balances.


Whether you are just starting out or scaling fast, SVB offers banking and financial services to help you grow your business. Multiple banking packages help you find the best fit for your business now, and as you grow. Our money market accounts offer competitive rates and our business card gives you the cash back that you deserve.


Purpose-built for founders and high-growth startups, our two banking solutions fit important stages of your journey. Choose between a simple, no-fee solution to help you launch your startup or a flexible monthly credit to use toward a variety of services as you scale quickly.

SVB StartUp

Everything you need to jump-start your business, with no fees for up to three years on included services.

Covers all the essentials – checking account, business debit card, online banking, wires, unlimited incoming ACH payments, and more.

  • Business checking account1, including:
    • Unlimited payments from checking account2
    • SVB Mastercard Debit BusinessCard - fees may apply
    • Unlimited incoming ACH payments
  • SVB Online Banking for access to cash management, foreign exchange, customized reporting and account alerts, with:
    • SVB Direct Connect for connections to QuickBooks, Xero, Expensify and other authorized applications
    • SVB Mobile for account reporting, internal transfers, mobile deposits, managing wires and more
    • Bill Pay Classic
  • Wires initiated through SVB Online Banking – monthly transaction limits apply3
  • Automated fraud monitoring and security services

No fees
on included services
Limitations on the wires volume.3
Standard fees apply to services beyond those listed.

SVB ScaleUp

More of the banking services you need as you scale quickly, at a low $50 monthly fee for up to three years and a $500 monthly credit.

Tailor-made for high-growth companies with more complex needs and a growing number of transactions.


Apply your $500 monthly credit towards all SVB StartUp services, plus:

  • Additional wires
  • Outgoing ACH payments
  • Bill Pay Plus
  • Lockbox Services – including remote, wholesale, and imaging
  • SVB Transact Gateway for payment automation through back-office accounting software or ERP
  • Remote Deposit Capture for scanning and sending electronic images of checks directly to SVB from your desktop
  • Fraud Control Services including Standard Check Positive Pay with Payee Validation or ACH Blocks/Filters

per month fee
Standard fees apply to services beyond the
$500 monthly credit. Monthly credit does not roll over.


Available for up to 3 years from the date of initial account opening, subject to continued program eligibility. See additional terms and conditions below.

Important Terms

Standard fees apply after three years. $200 monthly value is based on standard monthly pricing assuming all included services and allowable transaction limits. $500 monthly credit does not apply to your $50 monthly fee and does not roll over to the next month. Standard fees apply to charges beyond $500 monthly credit. Please contact your SVB representative for more information about standard fees. Eligibility requirements apply for Mobile Deposit.

1 One domestic account included per company.
2 SVB does not provide a complimentary order of check stock.
3Wires: One FX international outgoing self-service wire, up to two outgoing domestic wires and up to five U.S. dollar incoming wires are free each month.



Say hello to the SVB Innovators Card, a Mastercard business card.

We're a bank that knows that cash back is ideal. Earn points on all purchases that can be used for cash, travel and more.

No annual fees and add as many cards as you need for your employees.

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Money Market Accounts:

Earn money on your savings with competitive rates on our Premium Money Market Account

  • 1.40% interest rate* for clients with $0-$14.99M in deposits
  • Other rates apply for >$15M in deposits

Contact your SVB relationship manager to learn about other deposit products for companies scaling fast.


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See the SVB Innovators Card Terms and Conditions for full program details. Certain terms, conditions, exclusions, and limitations apply, including a limit on cash advance capabilities. Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Cash Rewards Points can be redeemed as a statement credit to your card account.

QuickBooks is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc., Expensify is a registered trademark of Expensify, Xero is a registered trademark of Xero Limited. Amazon is a registered trademark of

*Money Market Accounts are interest bearing accounts unless otherwise stated. Rates effective November 15, 2019, and subject to change at any time before or after account opening. 1.40% interest rate is reflective for SVB Premium Money Market accounts with deposit balances up to $14.99M. The applicable interest rate is disclosed on the Money Market Account Rate Sheet issued at or prior to account opening. A maximum of six (6) withdrawals or transfers per monthly statement period are allowed. Fees could reduce earnings on the account. You must deposit and maintain a balance for the respective interest rate tier in order to earn the disclosed rate. A fee may apply for each month your balance falls below the disclosed minimum. Interest is calculated daily and credited monthly to the account. For additional terms and conditions, please refer to Silicon Valley Bank’s Deposit Agreement and Disclosure Statement.

Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. QuickBooks is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc., Expensify is a registered trademark of Expensify, Xero is a registered trademark of Xero Limited.


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  •  Raise capital
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We know that connecting to investors and other founders can mean more to your idea than any banking app. Shake hands with the people that matter to you.

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  •  Learnings from leaders that have been there

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  •  Foster diversity opportunities for the underrepresented in the industry through Access to Innovation
  •  Volunteer along with other founders and VCs to help local non-profits at Tech Gives Back
  •  Connect college talent with innovation leaders at SVB Trek

Be part of a community that supports tomorrow's startups.

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Creating opportunities for underrepresented people in the innovation economy: educational and workforce opportunities for emerging talent, connections and funding for female-and minority-founded startups, and gender parity and diversity in leadership

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Supporting local non-profits by bringing together SVB employees, startups and venture capital firms for thousands of hours of community service each year

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Bringing college tech talent from around the world together with creative minds, world-class investors and industry leaders for three days of Silicon Valley immersion every year

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Advancing governmental policies that remove obstacles and spur growth for technology and life science companies and their investors. Help us represent your views to policymakers by completing our annual Startup Outlook survey every fall

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