President, Silicon Valley Bank Capital
John China is focused on providing best-fit financial solutions, insights and connections for Silicon Valley Bank’s clients. Over his 24 years at SVB, John has constantly — and enthusiastically — made connections between entrepreneurs, investors, the Fortune 500, winemakers and now spends most of his time focusing on global limited partners.
As president of SVB Capital, John is responsible for SVB’s funds management business across venture capital (VC), funds of funds and direct funds. In this role, he is responsible for growing and scaling the funds business as well as SVB’s Family Office practice, which includes LIFT, our emerging manager and limited partner matching platform.
John is a member of SVB’s Executive Committee. Previously he led North America technology banking teams specializing in consumer and enterprise software, frontier tech and hardware, fintech, clean energy, private equity, VC and premium wine. He has also been responsible for the company’s corporate venturing group, early-stage banking services, SVB’s global gateway program, the credit solutioning group and corporate finance.
John serves on the advisory board of H2 Global and Hello Alice. He sits on the board of Techstars, the California Partners Project led by Jennifer Newson, BUILD.org, and MOWSF.
• John earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.