Silicon Valley Bank

Don’t fear the rise of the robots

With wildly conflicting views from experts on the topic, and given that most of us had our first interaction with artificial intelligence whilst watching The Terminator, it isn’t hugely surprising that there is a fear of the rise of the robots.

Silicon Valley Bank opens up throttle for API banking

US-based Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has launched new APIs to let its clients programmatically open bank accounts, and send payments using a credit card network and via the automated clearing house (ACH) network. Dan Kimmerling, director, API banking at SVB, says its goal this year is to “develop a broad array of APIs” and wants […]

Silicon Valley Bank and First Data launch fintech accelerator

US-based Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and First Data are calling on US start-ups to apply for their latest Commerce.Innovated accelerator programme. The four-month virtual programme provides participants with operational mentorship from the pair’s respective networks. Reetika Grewal, head of SVB’s payments strategy and solutions group, says its “small class size allows us to work closely […]

MasterCard selects super six for fintech accelerator

Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard have selected six start-ups to participate in Class 5 of Commerce.Innovated, a virtual accelerator designed to help commerce, payments and fintech start-ups grow their businesses. The six US start-ups will go through the four-month virtual programme and are in various stages of funding and development: Domuso, a payment financing platform […]