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John Dean

John Dean is the Managing General Partner of Startup Capital Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. John has worked with Garage since Garage started in 1998, and Startup and Garage have invested in two portfolio companies together. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, John had 20 years of experience as CEO of five financial services companies. Most recently, from 1993 to 2001, he served as the CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, a leading provider of financial services to early-stage technology companies and venture capital firms. John grew Silicon Valley Banks market capitalization from $65 million in 1993 to over $3 billion in 2000. Also, he led the creation of the companys own venture investment business, starting with the Banks investment in the original Garage. He brings a wide network of industry contacts to the Fund, notably in Silicon Valley and Hawaii.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Switchfly 8/2007Series B$15M5
Affinity Circles 12/2004Series A$440k2
Switchfly 11/2004Series A$1M3
Switchfly 8/2003Series A$1M3



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