SVB Startup Banking


Bank.
Coach.
Navigator.
Connector.
Ally.

 

There are many ways to describe us. "Bank” is just one.


SVB is fundamentally different than other banks. 

While we offer modern banking products designed for tech, life science and healthcare founders, that’s just the start. 
 
Our team of 75+ startup banking experts can help you maneuver the fundraising maze, connect with investors, and provide candid advice on how to increase the probability of your success.  

Founder-focused. Digitally forward. Human-to-human. We’re the Bank of You. 

Founders trust SVB

#1

Forbes Magazine named SVB as the No. 1 bank for startups.*

50%

of all US venture-backed tech and life science companies bank with SVB.**

63%

of US venture-backed companies with an IPO in H1 2021 are SVB clients.***
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Free checking

Enjoy free unlimited wires, bill payments and mobile deposits. There are no monthly maintenance and transaction fees.1
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1.75% interest rate 

Grow your savings while you start your business. Earn a competitive interest rate of 1.75% with our Startup Money Market Account.2
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2X unlimited rewards 

With SVB Innovators Cards, earn 2 points for every $1 spent3 to help you with the growing needs of your business. Count on venture-friendly credit approval, no personal liability, and no annual fee.
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Accepting payments

Accept card payments — whether e-commerce or in person — with ease and speed using our Merchant Services offerings. Our customized payment solutions can help you meet your payment processing objectives.
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Global growth services

Support your global growth with our Global Gateway’s banking services and global market entry advice and introductions across Latin America, India, Middle East, North Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
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Curated discount offers

SVB clients gain access to discounts on the things startups need, from cloud computing to accounting services from 50+ companies such as AWS, Google Cloud, Airtable and Vouch.4

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Life science clients can access CipherBio’s detailed investing data,5 plus find and raise their visibility with sector-specific investors.  
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Meet your SVB Startup Banking team


When you have a question or want advice, you can speak with us, human to human. Our Startup Banking team of 75+ finance pros, startup founders, and biopharma scientists all share a commitment to champion your success. 

Champions of game changers. Champions of you.


For nearly 40 years, we’ve helped startup after startup grow into and thrive as true game changers. We’re ready to do the same for you.

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SVB brings battle-tested experience and sector-specific expertise to help you maneuver your company towards success. 






As Bank Director magazine6 says, “a lot of banks talk about the importance of relationships, but SVB plays a long game that may be unique.” We advise and service founders every step of the way. From launch to securing seed to venture rounds to major acquisitions, IPOs and more, you won’t outgrow SVB. 

And while our Silicon Valley roots run deep, our reach is now truly global, with offices in innovation hubs from Bangalore to Tel Aviv. SVB can support you, wherever your business takes you. 

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Networks matter, especially to new businesses. SVB is viewed as unrivaled for being at the epicenter of the startup ecosystem6 which is why we can be so instrumental in helping propel you ahead.
 
  
  
 
 
 
 
 


SVB banks startups, VCs, accelerators and others across the innovation economy. We’ve created what has been called a “complete ecosystem unrivaled in the venture marketplace.”6 

When you join SVB, you become a part of that ecosystem, too. You can participate in our events that bring together investors, other founders, and industry luminaries. We’ll also share with you insights into emerging startups, technologies and investment trends gleaned from our unique vantage point. 

Welcome to the hub of the startup ecosystem. 
  

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SVB is committed to helping founders wanting to create a better world. 
 
 
 
 
 


There are many ways we’re showing our commitment to helping catalyze a better world. One is the support we’re offering founders who are building new sustainability solutions by committing at least $5 billion in financing by 2027.

Another example: our Access to Innovation initiative is expanding opportunities for underrepresented groups to lead in the innovation economy.