FF Virtual Arena: SMEs and the Need for Open Finance
Nov18

FF Virtual Arena: SMEs and the Need for Open Finance

In today’s Virtual Arena join Peter Lord from Codat and David McHenry from Silicon Valley Bank as we discuss the necessity for open finance when it comes to SME’s surviving the pandemic. With lockdown II in the UK and record breaking infections in the United States – we look across the pond to see how American businesses are looking to improve their finances with this new...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.03 – Get Data Smart
Nov05

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.03 – Get Data Smart

In today’s episode of The Paytech Show, we are going to be asking the question – whether payments changed the banks, or the banks changed payments? In a world with high volume, low value payments being transacted at real time, how can the banks keep up? Joining Ali Paterson in the studio is Santosh Tripathy from SmartStream, David McHenry from Silicon Valley Bank and Mark Buitenhek from ING....

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UK Treasury: Future Fund Launches Today
May20

UK Treasury: Future Fund Launches Today

The government’s £500 million Future Fund opens for applications today (Wednesday 20 May) with innovative and high-growth British businesses able to secure investment to help them through the Coronavirus outbreak. UK-based companies can now apply for a convertible loan of between £125,000 and £5 million, to support continued growth and innovation in sectors as diverse as technology, life sciences and the creative industries. The...

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Silicon Valley Bank hires Patrick Flynn as Chief Operating Officer for UK and EMEA
May19

Silicon Valley Bank hires Patrick Flynn as Chief Operating Officer for UK and EMEA

Silicon Valley Bank UK Branch (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, today announced the appointment of Patrick Flynn as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for UK and EMEA. Based in London, Patrick will be responsible for managing the bank’s operations, client service, technology and vendor management for SVB in the UK and across Europe. He will report to Erin Platts, Head of EMEA and President of the...

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Volunteers from the UK’s tech community come together to create Meals for the NHS
May14

Volunteers from the UK’s tech community come together to create Meals for the NHS

Meals for the NHS, a non-profit organisation set up to provide meals to hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, has now donated over 130,000 meals to NHS workers across a network of over 85 hospitals in the UK. After learning NHS hospital staff are working 18 hour shifts with limited access to food, hospital canteens are closing at 5pm, vending machines are shut off and PPE restricts the ability to quickly access food, a small...

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Volunteers from the UK’s tech community come together to create Meals for the NHS
May14

Volunteers from the UK’s tech community come together to create Meals for the NHS

Meals for the NHS, a non-profit organisation set up to provide meals to hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, has now donated over 130,000 meals to NHS workers across a network of over 85 hospitals in the UK. After learning NHS hospital staff are working 18 hour shifts with limited access to food, hospital canteens are closing at 5pm, vending machines are shut off and PPE restricts the ability to quickly access food, a small...

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Silicon Valley Bank and First Data Welcome Class 7 of Commerce.Innovated
Feb14

Silicon Valley Bank and First Data Welcome Class 7 of Commerce.Innovated

Five startups selected to participate in their commerce, payments and fintech accelerator program Silicon Valley Bank and First Data  have selected five startups to participate in Class 7 of Commerce.Innovated., an accelerator designed to help commerce, payments, and fintech companies grow their businesses. The four-month virtual program provides participants with operational mentorship from Silicon Valley Bank, First Data, and their...

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Silicon Valley Bank and First Data Welcome Class 6 of Commerce.Innovated
Aug10

Silicon Valley Bank and First Data Welcome Class 6 of Commerce.Innovated

Four startups selected to participate in the accelerator program Silicon Valley Bank and First Data have selected four startups to participate in Class 6 of Commerce.Innovated., an accelerator designed to help commerce, payments, and fintech companies grow their businesses. The four-month virtual program provides participants with operational mentorship from Silicon Valley Bank, First Data, and their respective networks. The four...

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Don’t Fear the Rise of the Robots, says UK Tech sector
Jul03

Don’t Fear the Rise of the Robots, says UK Tech sector

Despite fears that the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics into the workforce will usurp jobs, 85 percent of tech experts believe they will have a positive effect on the UK economy within the next five years, according to research from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors. The data, collected at this year’s London Tech Week, shows that an...

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Silicon Valley Bank and First Data Launch Commerce.Innovated. 2017
Apr10

Silicon Valley Bank and First Data Launch Commerce.Innovated. 2017

Class 6 of accelerator program for commerce, payments and fintech-focused startups opens; Accepting applications until April 30, 2017 Collaboration builds upon First Data and Silicon Valley Bank’s existing partnership to power payments for the bank’s global client base Silicon Valley Bank and First Data  today announced their collaboration on Commerce.Innovated., an accelerator designed to help commerce, payments and fintech startups...

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Startups Are Making Slow Progress Bringing Women into Leadership
Mar07

Startups Are Making Slow Progress Bringing Women into Leadership

SVB’s annual Startup Outlook report finds 53% of technology and healthcare startups have no women in executive positions and fewer have women on their boards of directors Silicon Valley Bank released its Women in Technology Leadership report today which found 68 percent of startups surveyed have no women on their board of directors and 53 percent have no women in the C-suite. Despite growing awareness of the lack of women in senior...

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20% of UK Startups Expect to open a European Outpost due to Brexit
Feb14

20% of UK Startups Expect to open a European Outpost due to Brexit

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) released its Startup Outlook report today. The report, now in its fifth year in the UK, is based on an annual survey of technology and healthcare startups that gauges their perceptions on business conditions and Brexit, as well as fundraising, hiring and policy issues. This year’s survey included responses from more than 940 startup executives across the UK, US and China. “The Brexit findings in our survey...

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