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An option for entrepreneurs seeking bank financing

Christina Hernandez Sherwood, eMed Editor, MedCity News

Traditional banks often don’t know what to do with a business with no revenue and no developed product or service. But since bank financing is important for startups, it’s a good idea to find a bank that understands startups’ assets (often intellectual property or ideas at the early stage) and the ebb and flow of startup sales and revenue cycles, according to the Kauffman Foundation’s State of Entrepreneurship Address.

One such bank is Silicon Valley Bank, which is widely reputed for working with thousands of startups over the last three decades, according to the address. Silicon Valley Bank provides debt-issuance and operating accounts tailored to startups and has expertise in assisting startups backed by venture capitalists. Learn more about Silicon Valley Bank, and bank financing in general, in the Kauffman address.

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