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Venture debt and funding fintech with Silicon Valley Bank

Will Beeson talks to Erin Platts and Kristi Oliver of Silicon Valley Bank about fintech and funding options for startups.

Erin Platts is head of UK Commercial Banking at Silicon Valley Bank, and Kristi Oliver is a managing director in the same business. Silicon Valley Bank is one of the best known banks in the startup community, banking many of the most successful tech companies and VCs in the US and UK.

This episode comprises two parts. In the first interview, we’ll hear from Erin about SVB’s pedigree and broad strategy. In the second interview, Kristi goes into detail about SVB’s view on fintech and funding options for startups, including what venture debt is and how it works.

You can listen to more episodes of Rebank, and other fintech shows, on the BankNXT podcast page. Enjoy!

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About the author

Will Beeson

Will Beeson is head of operations & innovation at Civilised Bank. After working across banking, investments and financial services in the US and Europe, he settled in London. He specialises in banking and fintech, and advises a number of fintech accelerators and startups.

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