Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank

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Headquarters Location

United States, Santa Clara


Silicon Valley Bank was established in 1983, and is a well known VC. This investor is located in North America, United States. The primary office of this VC is located in Santa Clara.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 15 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Besides Silicon Valley Bank, start-ups are typically funded by Pritzker Group Venture Capital, InterWest Partners, Harrison Metal and 598 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Lightspeed Venture Partners, Gold Hill Capital, Accel and also 250 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Salesforce Ventures, Foundation Capital, DFJ, as well as 317 other investors.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 10 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Health Care, Biotechnology. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 150 more industries for this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. One97 Communications, Stemcentrx, Intarcia Therapeutics are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 6-10 years old to get investment from this fund.

The fund's activity peaked in 2014. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 1 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 25-48 deals every year. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. When Silicon Valley Bank invests, the average start-up valuation is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Silicon Valley Bank participates, on average, in 4 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

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Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.7% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

9.3% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.2 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.88 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Following

Salesforce Ventures, Foundation Capital, DFJ

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