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Move your bold idea forward. Fast
Make Next Happen Now. With relevant sector knowledge and industry experience, SVB is your partner to help you deliver on your ambition.

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Venture & Growth
 

Having reached Series A, the challenge is to continue to grow and scale to IPO. We have helped these leading innovators by providing a mix of banking solutions and business strategy support.

 
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Make Next Happen Now - move your bold idea forward

 
The banking, tools and access to help you accelerate growth. 
 

Focus

 
We specialise solely in the Innovation Economy. It’s what we’ve done for nearly 40 years. It’s what we know. Start with us. We’ll take you from Ambition to Beyond Imagination.
 

Connections

 
With nearly 40 years in the industry, we are well connected to key players in the tech industry with experience in supporting companies from start up to unicorn status.
What we do:
  1. Leverage our relationships with VCs, Accelerators & Investors

  2. Founder and investor networking events

  3. Corporate connections

  4. International businesses seeking tech partners

 

Knowledge

 
Growing a start-up is hard work. And there’s a lot of specialist knowledge involved. In addition to our experts, we’ve curated a set of content programmes that will support you through your key milestones.
What we do:
  1. Practice advice and insights about growing your startup

  2. Webinars with experts

  3. Regular "Meet the Investor" VC sessions

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Dedicated UK Tech banking and growth experts

 

Relationship Managers that know the tech landscape as well as your industry and will work with your company at every stage.

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Sonya Iovieno
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Head of Venture & Growth Banking
Sonya brings her extensive experience and network to help founders raise capital, expand overseas and fund M&A, and helps executive teams scale successfully.
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Andrew Parker
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Director, Germany Relationship Banking
With 15+ years’ experience in tech funding, Andrew looks after businesses at Series A and beyond, helping some grow at over 50% YOY.
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Bailey Morrow
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Director, Consumer Internet
With extensive UK and US experience supporting growth stage companies with banking and lending solutions, Bailey has been with SVB for 11 years.
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Thomas P. Smith
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Vice President, Consumer Internet & Frontier Tech
With a passion for people, entrepreneurship and business growth, Tom helps connect tech companies with VCs to help build businesses of tomorrow.
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Ben Tickler
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Director, Enterprise Software
Ben has 14+ years’ experience supporting founders and financial teams to realize high growth ambitions, partnering with innovative software companies in EMEA.
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Craig Fox
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Director, Fintech
Craig leads a team focused on providing banking and lending solutions to venture capital funded companies in the Financial Technology sector across EMEA.
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Jean-Laurent Pelissier
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Director, Strategic Capital
Jean-Laurent leads the EMEA team to provide mezzanine and junior debt for high-growth technology and healthcare companies in the region.
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Brandon Sturtevant
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Vice President, Corporate Finance
Brandon is on SVB's EMEA Strategic Capital team. He’s also worked for SVB US, supporting early and growth stage companies in the consumer and enterprise space.

Banking services to help support your business goals

 
SVB offer financial and banking services to help, as you capitalise on business opportunities, raise capital, protect equity, manage cash flows and access global markets.
 

Treasury Services

 
Manage your growing transactions and payment requirements with banking and treasury services designed to support fast-moving companies, with a payments infrastructure to help drive business, control costs and minimise risk from international transactions.
 

Venture Debt

 
Explore debt solutions that may help as you build enterprise value as well as gain more time and resources to reach your next funding milestone – while minimising equity dilution.
 

Global Payments and Foreign Exchange

 
Get access to efficient and secure transaction systems that can handle international payments and help support your global revenue growth goals. Leverage tailored strategies to manage currency exposure & volatility.
 

US Expansion

 
For business operating in the UK or Europe, US expansion is often a top priority. The US is the largest commercial market in the world and the global leader in venture-backed financing.

We go beyond banking solutions to support your success

 
Leverage our connections, expertise, and resources to help you, as your business accelerates towards its upward growth trajectory.
 

Networking and Roundtable Events

Opportunities to network with your peers, investors and industry icons by attending SVB dinners and happy hours that are open exclusively to SVB clients.
 

Product Support

Take advantage of our treasury management expertise to learn about options, so you can help determine what might work best for your company – whether how to finance growth or to position yourself to attract investors. Learn more
 

Best Practice Insights

Access insights on best practice, partners and solutions to challenges that your peers have faced before. SVB also publishes proprietary reports and insights to help you stay on top of how industries and investors are driving change, and how your business may benefit.
 

Market Risk Solutions

Services available that can support your business as you look for options to help protect your international revenues, move money across borders safely and cost-effectively, and help manage your risk. Learn more

Insights to inspire you

 
Scaling can be hard. That’s why you should tap into our network for advice and inspiration. Access personal stories from top finance professionals and tech executives that are rich with insights on how to navigate business complexities and take your company to the next level.
 

Proprietary Reports

Evaluate SVB proprietary research and analysis based on our extensive experience, network and dataset.
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Scale-up Insights

Read advice from fellow founders, VCs, and advisors throughout our network.
 

Webinars

Participate in exclusive webinars designed to support you with key insights and information.
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"It makes all the difference to count partners like SVB that have our back, helping us grow and spread our mission as we make our dent in the universe."


Guy Podjarney
Co-Founder at Snyk

Supporting your business at every stage

Our Relationship Managers have years of real-world experience to provide guidance at every stage and across a number of industries including software & internet, hardware & infrastructure, life sciences & healthcare, and private equity & venture capital.