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Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank (NASDAQ: SIVB) is the premier bank for technology, life science, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. Silicon Valley Bank and its affiliates within SVB Financial Group provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide. Read more at

Mar 2016 The Unicorn Reckoning Is Finally Here (Thank Goodness!)

Feb 2016 Healthcare VC and exits compress as the market speeds up 

Jan 2016 Why Biopharma Companies Have No Fear of Going Public

OneStart Europe Vision Film 2016

  • Nooman Haque, Director of Life Sciences, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Dan Perez, CEO & Founder, Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable 
  • Richard Mason, Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation London, Johnson & Johnson 
  • Jeanne Bolger, VP Venture Investing, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC
  • Matthew Foy, Partner, SR One
  • Sarah Haywood, CEO, MedCity 
  • Matthias Essenpreis, CTO (Diagnostics), F-Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. 
  • Rachel Moss, Associate Principal, McKinsey and Company 
  • Claire Brown, Investment Manager, Alderley Park Ventures / BioCity 
  • Lynne Murray, Partnering and Strategy, MedImmune
  • Aric Orbach, Head of Pharmacology, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries 
  • Stephen Reese, Partner, Olswang LLP 
  • Ilan Zipkin, Investment Director, Takeda Ventures Inc. 

    From the OneStart London Bootcamp 2016 


    Seminar: Fundraising - Nooman Haque
    • Nooman Haque, Director of Life Sciences, Silicon Valley Bank

    From the OneStart San Francisco Bootcamp 2016 


    Seminar: Fundraising - JC Simbana
    • JC Simbana, Vice President, Life Sciences and Digital Health, Silicon Valley Bank

    Blog Posts

    Nooman Haque, SVB UK: OneStart Interview: An Investor's Perspective on Startup Success

    Nooman Haque, SVB UK: Navigating the health care funding landscape

    Nooman Haque, SVB UK: Funding options for life science entrepreneurs

    Nooman Haque
    Director of Life Sciences, Silicon Valley Bank + more
    I lead the European life science & healthcare business at Silicon Valley Bank, supporting early and late stage companies with their financing needs. We work across all sub-sectors including biotech, medtech, and digital health.
    Joseph Smart
    Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank + more
    I am responsible for the financial analysis, structuring and management of debt relationships in addition to commercial banking and cash management solutions for a portfolio of early and growth stage technology companies.
    Jaione Maiz
    Analytics Valuations Associate, Life Science Specialist, Silicon Valley Bank + more
    I joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2013, after an internship at venBio. This is my second year of being involved in OneStart.
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