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Jake Mendel

Silicon Valley Bank
Early-Stage Practice
Jake Mendel is an entrepreneur-turned-banker working with Silicon Valley Bank's Early Stage Practice to advise promising seed-stage startups on fundraising and growth strategies. SVB is a commercial bank that operates at the intersection of founders and VC’s, banking a majority of venture-backed technology companies and venture funds worldwide.
Jake has operated in startups ranging from retail brands and SaaS platforms to medical devices and IND-stage bio-techs. He also led customer discovery initiatives for Silicon Valley Bank's R&D division in San Francisco. Jake recently transitioned to SVB's Early-Stage Practice in NYC to work hands-on with the east coast's top founders.