Martin Kan

Director, Early Stage Banking, Silicon Valley Bank

Martin Kan is a Director on the Early Stage Banking team at Silicon Valley Bank ( For over 10 years, he has been focused on the needs of seed funded and Pre-Series A companies by leveraging the bank’s resources to assist in their development beyond providing the basic banking services. These efforts includes hosting programs/events, assisting in the business’ infrastructure needs and sharing experiences/insights on best practices in the start-up ecosystem. Also, he previously managed a portfolio of venture-backed companies and has extensively underwritten credit facilities to these companies.

Prior to Silicon Valley Bank, Martin held several project management and engineering positions at TRW (now Northrop Grumman). While at TRW, he worked on such strategic missile projects such as MX/Peacekeeper and Minuteman III weapon systems and on various Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) programs.

Martin is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in aerospace engineering and earned his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Favorite quote: A quote from my dad: “Even if you see money on the street, you still have to bend over to pick it up.”

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