SVB 2023 crash

In early March a run on Silicon Valley Bank led to its takeover by the Federal government. During the following weekend, the startup and venture capital industry around the world was in crisis, as SVB banked both companies and their backers. The American government announced before the week started that depositors would be whole, and liquid on Monday, March 13. The story is not over. SVB affiliates around the world are still being sorted out, other banks are under pressure, and a second crypto-friendly bank was also taken over by the government. TechCrunch is working to better understand how founders are impacted in the wake of the initial crisis, and what’s ahead.

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How a fintech company handled a fintech crisis

Spend management company Airbase found itself trying to access its own funds while also helping customers make payments through Silicon Valley Bank during the bank’s collapse.

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How a fintech company handled a fintech crisis

For Israeli entrepreneurs, the prospect of rising pressure on the country’s credit rating made banking diversification a more pressing issue.

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SVB collapse spared an already muted venture deal market

The past year has been tough for startups and investors, but at least Silicon Valley Bank’s downfall isn’t likely to make it materially tougher.

7:00 am PDT • March 29, 2023
SVB collapse spared an already muted venture deal market

First Citizens has agreed to buy Silicon Valley Bank, the California lender whose collapse sent shockwaves through the financial sector.

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Now is the time to invest in Black-owned banks

It’s essential to consider this moment as an opportunity to start banking with some of the few Black-owned banks.

10:00 am PDT • March 23, 2023
Now is the time to invest in Black-owned banks

When it came to emerging managers, SVB went beyond just banking resources. These young VCs hope that support isn’t lost.

Emerging managers hope the new SVB offers the same support to new VCs

This week, some of my colleagues took a deep dive into the effects on consumers, businesses, banks, investors, etc. — all over the world — showing just how connected the…

Silicon Valley Bank’s crash is providing valuable lessons all over the world

Whether you are an individual or a company, it makes sense to have more than one bank. Yet, many startups don’t.

Founders, don’t put all your cash in one basket

As a serial entrepreneur who has famously endured some ups and downs, Parker Conrad thought he’d seen it all. Still, he never imagined that there would be a run on…

A $500 million term sheet in 12 hours: How Rippling struck a deal as SVB was melting down

With SVB’s contagion contained, the VC community seems open to writing smallish checks for pre-revenue startups.

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Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse reminds us of the entrepreneurial art of balancing ambitious risk and necessary caution.

Banking isn’t the only ‘single point of failure’ entrepreneurs should be rethinking

One week after trading was halted for SVB Financial and regulators took control of the holding company for Silicon Valley Bank and other subsidiaries, SVB Financial has taken the next…

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While diversifying assets feels obvious in retrospect, actually following that bit of advice is harder than it seems.

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First Republic Bank was caught in the wake of Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse over the weekend and saw its shares plunge earlier this week. Shares were rebounding as this new…

First Republic Bank could see $30B in rescue deposits coming, report says

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Top crypto app downloads rise over 15% following SVB collapse

Following a shakeup in the U.S. banking system over the past week, crypto exchanges and wallets gained momentum as some look for bankless alternatives. The top 10 crypto applications for exchanges and wallets saw downloads rise about 15% since Silicon Valley Bank’s stock fell 60% last week, according to a chart from real-time app data…

11:08 am PDT • March 16, 2023
Top crypto app downloads rise over 15% following SVB collapse

A lot has happened with SVB, and unless it’s your job to edit the news, it’s possible you missed a slice of the saga, if not the entire story. Here’s…

Everything you need to get caught up on the SVB crisis

Artifact, the new personalized news app from Instagram’s co-founders, is another startup whose funding was caught up in the Silicon Valley Bank failure, and co-founder Kevin Systrom believes there could…

Artifact co-founder Kevin Systrom on the SVB crisis, its further impacts and future of tech

Amid the chaos, there are rays of good news: PagerDuty and UiPath posted impressive earnings reports, and software valuations bounced off recent lows.

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On Friday, I wrote about how Silicon Valley Bank has been closed by regulators, which are now in charge of the bank’s deposits. The bank is set to reopen Monday,…

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SVB collapse forces African startups to rethink their banking options

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) last week sent ripples in startup ecosystems around the world, and it is emerging that millions of dollars held by African startups and venture capital funds at the bank were at stake, until the U.S. Federal Reserve acted to save the day. In the wake of the bank’s…

12:54 am PDT • March 16, 2023
SVB collapse forces African startups to rethink their banking options

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‘Trust is a hard thing to earn’: SVB’s closure could disproportionately affect Black founders

The social impact of Silicon Valley Bank was ‘unparalleled.’

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‘Trust is a hard thing to earn’: SVB’s closure could disproportionately affect Black founders

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The crypto industry lost some banking on- and off-ramps due to recent banking turmoil, signaling a potential shift toward decentralization.

Chaos in US banks could push crypto industry toward decentralization

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Silicon Valley Bank’s new CEO urges customers to bring deposits back

SVB’s new CEO Tim Mayopoulos has had a lot to say in the 24 hours since he joined the bank on Monday. In a private Zoom meeting run by SVB for a select number of LPs and investors, he asked clients to return deposits to the institution: “That’s the single-most important thing you can do…

11:55 am PDT • March 14, 2023
Silicon Valley Bank’s new CEO urges customers to bring deposits back

Shares of First Republic Bank, a financial institution in the United States that does business with startups, are rebounding today after a punishing start to the trading week. Caught in…

First Republic bounces back as SVB panic lessens

“There’s going to be an extreme shift in general in the financial industry when it comes to financing startups.”

3 investors presage the future of startups and VC following SVB’s downfall