Institutet för entreprenörskaps- och småföretagsforskning
– sprider kunskap om entreprenörskap, innovation och småföretag
Publicerad: 2006-10-09

Andy Tsao

Andy Tsao is a senior vice president with SVB (Silicon Valley Bank) Europe Advisors Limited, a subsidiary of SVB Financial Group that provides financial services, specifically debt financing, to U.K.-based high-growth technology companies and private equity firms. SVB Europe Advisors Limited is part of SVB Global, which provides business and consulting services to technology and private equity firms around the world from its offices in the U.K. India and China.

In this role, Tsao is responsible for building senior debt relationships with high growth technology companies in the United Kingdom. Tsao manages a portfolio of software and services companies from the seed stage through maturity. Tsao routinely speaks about technology and venture financing at conferences such as EVCA, Red Herring Venture Market and World Financial Symposium.

Prior to his role in the U.K., Tsao was a senior vice president in Silicon Valley Bank's Boston office, where he served as a technology lender and senior relationship manager focusing on the technology industry since 1997.

While is Boston, Tsao was on the membership committee of the Massachusetts Software and Internet Council, and was awarded Best Banker by Boston Digital Industry in 2001. He chaired and moderated Silicon Valley Bank's quarterly CEO Dinner Group in Boston, and was an organizer of the ”Critical Success Factor” series.

Prior to joining the company, Tsao was a technology lender at BankBoston, and BayBank in Burlington, Mass. He began his banking career with USTrust in Boston in 1988. Tsao earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and an MBA from Boston University.

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