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John China

John China is head of relationship management for SVB Financial Group. In this role, he oversees all aspects of SVB Financial Group’s relationships with the venture capital and private equity communities.

China’s leadership encompasses five key areas of this business for SVB:

º Venture Capital Relationship Management: managing the company’s network of relationships with venture capital and private equity firms and their partners

º Entrepreneur Services Group: supporting emerging technology and life science companies by engaging founders and CEOs with programming and networking events to add value during their development stages

º Venture and Private Equity Services: providing banking services to venture capital and private equity clients

º Private Banking: focusing solely on the unique financial needs of the partners at VC and PE firms

º SVB Capital: overseeing the company’s venture capital investing business which includes fund of funds and direct investment funds exceeding $1.2 billion under management

In addition, China chairs SVB Financial Group’s investment committee for Limited Partner investments in emerging managers. Prior to joining SVB Capital, China worked for more than 14 years at Silicon Valley Bank, the commercial banking subsidiary of SVB Financial Group, where he held several leadership roles.

China holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University. He currently serves on the advisory board for DEMO, a board member of ASTIA and the California Israel Chamber of Commerce, and previously served on the advisory board for the Executive Roundtable of New York City.

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