Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is a commercial bank, established in 1982, with the core mission of supporting venture-backed companies and the investment firms that partner with them. SVB is the market leader in this vertical due to the organization’s ability to facilitate institutional networking opportunities in the venture ecosystem and provide financial solutions to startups in all lifecycle stages. We have strong expertise in partnering with clients to increase their probability of success and a banking platform that scales with companies from Pre-Seed through Exit/IPO.
SVB Financial Group ("SVB") is a diversified financial services company, as well as a bank holding company and a financial holding company. Through its various subsidiaries and divisions, SVB offers a diverse set of banking and financial products and services to clients across the United States, as well as in key international innovation markets. For more than 35 years, we have been dedicated to helping support entrepreneurs and clients of all sizes and stages throughout their life cycles, primarily in the technology, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and premium wine industries. We offer commercial and private banking products and services through our principal subsidiary, Silicon Valley Bank (the “Bank”), which is a California state-chartered bank founded in 1983 and a member of the Federal Reserve System. The Bank and its subsidiaries also offer asset management, private wealth management and other investment services. In addition, through SVB Financial's other subsidiaries and divisions, we offer investment banking services and non-banking products and services, such as funds management and M&A advisory services. We focus on cultivating strong relationships with firms within the private equity and venture capital community worldwide, many of which are also our clients and may invest in our corporate clients.