the smarter banking choice for growing technology companies®
We provide uniquely flexible financing solutions to companies in a wide variety of technology sectors. At every stage of growth — from inception through IPO and beyond — we are a leading financial resource to companies in Silicon Valley and across the nation who are focused on bringing new technologies to market.
Focused on Entrepreneurs
We believe in the risk takers, the game-changers and the disrupters — those committed to leveraging innovation to make the world a better place. And because we ourselves are entrepreneurs, we understand firsthand the challenges faced by young startups, allowing us to solve problems that other banks can’t even see. Entrepreneurs will drive the future economic growth of our economy — Bridge Bank provides the financial solutions to enable their success.
Private Equity and Venture Capital Networks
Bridge Bank is deeply rooted in the business community, and highly networked with firms throughout the country who provide venture capital and private equity investments to companies seeking the financial resources to grow. We’ve partnered with a wide range of investors on deals of various sizes, from mergers and acquisitions to corporate buyouts and IPOs. Yet, we remain committed to building relationships that endure beyond financial transactions.
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Unique Debt Financing Solutions
It’s not just the financial products we offer that make us unique, although our capabilities match or exceed those of larger institutions. Rather it’s the way we custom-tailor financial solutions to each client’s unique situation that makes Bridge Bank different than any other financial resource. So whether you need venture debt, a new revolving line of credit, or an asset-based lending solution, Bridge Bank has the capacity and tools to make it happen.
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When You Need a Banker, Not Just a Bank
With roots in Silicon Valley, our bankers understand the business banking tools and solutions tech entrepreneurs and startups need throughout all stages of the growth cycle.
Mike Lederman of Bridge Bank's Technology Banking Group joined the Founders & Friends podcast to talk about common challenges tech companies face when they look for a banking resource. Listen as they discuss how a bank with experience in the sector can be an advantage to technology companies by providing unique lending solutions, making connections to other resources, and more.
Working Capital Lines of Credit. This flexible revolving line of credit may be utilized to support increasing assets in a growing company. Lines may be formula-based or non-formula-based depending upon your business needs, and may help conserve cash and improve relationships with suppliers.
Equipment Financing. Bridge Bank provides term loans to finance purchase of equipment, acquisition of product lines or business operations, tenant or leasehold improvements, permanent additions to working capital, and to refinance existing debt.
Bridge Loans. Bridge loans provide short-term working capital that will bridge a company to a well-defined liquidity/equity event.
Growth Capital/Venture Debt. Venture debt allows companies to leverage their equity capital while adding “runway,” thereby providing the dual benefit of reduced dilution and the potential to achieve greater step-ups in valuation between equity rounds. Venture debt provides flexibility not found with investors.
Corporate Credit Cards. A line of credit can be established for the purpose of issuing individual corporate credit cards. This allows for effective control of corporate purchases, travel and entertainment expenses and provides management complete flexibility in issuing and canceling cards as needed.
Asset-Based Lending Solutions. In keeping with our mission to accommodate a client’s unique needs, we offer asset-based lending in addition to traditional corporate banking solutions.
Other Financial and Cash Management Solutions
Checking and Money Market Accounts, Funds Transfer, Foreign Exchange and Currency Hedging, Business eBanking (full suite of online banking services), Smart Deposit Express (remote deposit), Bridge Investment Services*, Merchant Card Services, Lockbox, Global Cash Management, and more.Merchant Services are provided by TransFirst, a TSYS Company under an agreement with Western Alliance Bank. *Nondeposit investment products are not insured by the FDIC, are not obligations of, or guaranteed by Bridge Bank or Western Alliance Bank; and will subject the purchaser to investment risk, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.
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bit.ly/3lE6gyx - yesterday Join us virtually for Markets to Watch: #WashingtonDC to discover how #startups are catering to a broad clientele base and taking advantage of their proximity to influence. RSVP now to receive a free copy of our report with data provided by PitchBook. pic.twitter.com/Xh4PFpbmidCongratulations to our client, Affinity, on the close of their $80MM Series C round led by Menlo Ventures. Affinity is a leading Relationship Intelligence platform that empowers deal makers in relationship-driven industries to find, manage, and close more deals. pic.twitter.com/YbIVHAUgBYIn observance of #LaborDay, all Bridge Bank offices will be closed on Monday, September 6. pic.twitter.com/KXJQEmaeQ0Our asset-based lending group recently upsized the credit facility (from $4MM to $7.5MM) for Yield Engineering Systems (YES). #assetbasedlending #bridgebank pic.twitter.com/QOHX5dNxrjOur Boston-based Technology Banking Group has extended a $5 million monthly recurring revenue (MRR) line of credit to One Medical Passport (1MP). To learn more details, read our press release: westernalliancebancorporation.com/bridge-bank-ho… - about 2 months 4 weeks agoOur Life Sciences Group recently provided financing to @rejuvenatebio, an innovative gene therapy company developing treatments that reverse aging and address multiple age-related diseases in dogs and humans. pic.twitter.com/aOuNKenViHWe would like to wish everyone a happy and safe #IndependenceDay. In observance of the holiday, all Bridge Bank offices will be closed on Monday, July 5. pic.twitter.com/s7tEw12yRkReceive a free download of our report Markets to Watch: Chicago with data provided by PitchBook when you RSVP to attend our virtual event featuring a panel of experts breaking down the top-level trends that are defining the #VC ecosystem in #Chicago. info.bridgebank.com/markets-to-wat… - about 3 months 4 weeks ago pic.twitter.com/tyi91gSo0pOn June 22, our panel of experts will provide analysis and key insights into the #venturecapital ecosystem of #Chicago, which posted record $2.6 billion in value last year. RSVP now and receive a free download of our report with data provided by PitchBook. info.bridgebank.com/markets-to-wat… - about 4 months 1 day ago pic.twitter.com/pINVrAdeCMKey top-level trends that have defined #VC deal making in #Chicago are found in our free report Markets to Watch: Chicago. The report also contains analysis of exit activity, which our panel of experts will cover on June 22. RSVP now to receive your copy! info.bridgebank.com/markets-to-wat… - about 4 months 3 days ago pic.twitter.com/7OCO63IJ3iJoin us and PitchBook, along with our special guests to discover key top-level trends that have defined #VC deal-making in #Chicago. RSVP now and receive a free download of our report Markets to Watch: Chicago with data provided by PitchBook. info.bridgebank.com/markets-to-wat… - about 4 months 5 days ago pic.twitter.com/l0HaqoXNoGThe VC ecosystem in #Chicago generated record funding and exit activity during the pandemic. Join our panel of experts on Tuesday, June 22 when they discuss and analyze the #venturecapital trends responsible for this activity. info.bridgebank.com/markets-to-wat… - about 4 months 7 days ago pic.twitter.com/x4kQdT1O5dJoin us for Markets to Watch: #Chicago and discover how funding for the regions SaaS #startups rode venture investor enthusiasm posting $674 million in aggregate deal value. RSVP today and receive a free copy of our report with data provided by PitchBook. info.bridgebank.com/markets-to-wat… - about 4 months 1 week ago pic.twitter.com/5jfmJzpgMxLearn what’s behind the momentum in #Chicago #venturecapital activity as our panel of experts unpack the top trends in the region. RSVP today and receive a free download of our report Markets to Watch: Chicago with data provided by PitchBook. info.bridgebank.com/markets-to-wat… - about 4 months 1 week ago pic.twitter.com/ATuhmDVuQLOur Technology Banking Group is proud to partner with Fluxx, the cloud platform used by world-class foundations and nonprofits to intelligently automate workflows, ensure compliance, improve operations and drive impact. pic.twitter.com/6wUsqMJnwyIn observance of Memorial Day, all Bridge Bank offices will be closed on Monday, May 31. pic.twitter.com/OPRe4C8wH6Join us and PitchBook, along with special guest Voyager Capital, tomorrow morning to discover key top-level trends that have defined VC deal-making in the Pacific Northwest. RSVP now to attend this virtual event. bit.ly/3odHXY4 - about 5 months 3 days ago #pnw #venturecapital #virtualevent pic.twitter.com/aJsyVW4XFiKey top-level trends that have defined VC deal-making in the Pacific Northwest over the past several years can be found in our recently released report, Markets to Watch: Pacific Northwest. Download it now to learn more. bit.ly/2R6cYkB - about 5 months 4 days ago #pnw #venturecapital pic.twitter.com/39v4LukI5zJoin us virtually for Markets to Watch: Pacific Northwest to discover how the PNW’s reputation for innovation has helped fresh capital flow into the VC ecosystem with commitments to new investment funds. RSVP today to attend and learn more. bit.ly/3odHXY4 - about 5 months 7 days ago pic.twitter.com/hoFdrqjYBcFunding for leading database software and cloudtech & DevOps segments bounced back in 2020, in the PNW, posting gains on deal count and aggregate deal value. Download our report, Markets to Watch: Pacific Northwest to learn more and read the analysis. bit.ly/2R6cYkB - about 5 months 1 week ago pic.twitter.com/OcWPQUF5QEOn May 19, our panel of experts will provide analysis and key insights into the VC ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest, which posted a record $5.4 billion in value for 2020. RSVP now to attend this informative, virtual event. bit.ly/3odHXY4 - about 5 months 1 week ago #pnw #venturecapitalThe Pacific Northwest’s VC ecosystem posted a record $5.4 billion in value for 2020. Download our report, Markets to Watch: Pacific Northwest to learn more and read the analysis. info.bridgebank.com/markets-to-wat… - about 5 months 1 week ago pic.twitter.com/HTrfF4UWCoWe would like to extend our congratulations to our client, Securly, for their recent acquisition by Golden Gate Capital. Comprised of parents, educators and technologists, Securly is the first and only provider of enterprise security for K-12 schools since 2013. pic.twitter.com/OoRHNh5coQOur Boston-based Technology Banking Group recently provided a growth capital term loan to Examity, a technology company concentrating in the online proctoring market. Read our press release to learn more. bit.ly/3eWeu0g - about 5 months 2 weeks agoLearn how liquidity surges are fueling reinvestment into life sciences ecosystems by downloading a complimentary copy of our report Life Sciences Markets to Watch. The report also contains analysis of trends in valuations and financing sizes and their implications. pic.twitter.com/mWrsT22dBZFind out how CytoSorbents delivered technology to calm the storm during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here: bit.ly/3e6F1su - about 5 months 3 weeks ago #lifesciences #bridgebank #cytosorbentsJoin us for Life Sciences Markets to Watch and discover how likely venture investment in life sciences will continue at a rapid pace with strong liquidity and rates of funding. bit.ly/3dwyk2C - about 5 months 3 weeks ago pic.twitter.com/0BFseH6AZrThe three major life sciences hubs in the U.S. set a record in venture capital invested in 2020. Download our complimentary report, Life Sciences Markets to Watch, to learn more and read the analysis. bit.ly/3gnq7Q9 - about 5 months 3 weeks ago pic.twitter.com/jtO8XiJOa7CytoSorbents is celebrating five years as a Bridge Bank client. Read more at bit.ly/3n26LBA - about 5 months 4 weeks ago #lifesciences #bridgebank #cytosorbentsOn May 5, our panel of experts will provide analysis and key insights into the three major life sciences ecosystems in the U.S., which set a record in venture capital invested in 2020. RSVP now to attend this virtual event. bit.ly/3dwyk2C - about 5 months 4 weeks ago pic.twitter.com/L2LpL5ooZuWith strong liquidity and rates of funding, it is likely that venture investment in the space will continue at a rapid pace. Download our complimentary report, Life Sciences Markets to Watch, to learn more and read the analysis. bit.ly/3gnq7Q9 - about 6 months ago pic.twitter.com/iH1LMoypkaOur #LifeSciences Group recently provided a term loan to Adarza Biosystems, developer of the ZIVA platform, a next-generation biomarker discovery and therapeutic research tool. pic.twitter.com/CR160SrQKbAustin’s VC ecosystem topped $2 billion in value for the third year running in 2020. Download our report, Markets to Watch: Austin, TX, to learn more and read the analysis. bit.ly/3sGCwly - about 6 months 1 week ago #Austin #venturecapital pic.twitter.com/75Kk4auvZdJoin us for Markets to Watch: Austin, TX to discover how the Austin VC ecosystem still secured a record $2.3 billion in aggregate value thanks in no small part to the its resilient enterprise tech sector. RSVP by clicking the link: bit.ly/3rzsUaZ - about 6 months 1 week ago pic.twitter.com/Ml7OkIKMS2Key top-level trends that defined VC deal-making in Austin last year can be found in our report, Markets to Watch: Austin, TX. The report also contains analysis of Austin’s banner year for exit value creation. Download it now: bit.ly/3sGCwly - about 6 months 1 week ago pic.twitter.com/ZQzJ6GiCtwJoin us and PitchBook, along with special guest Silverton Partners to discover key top-level trends that have defined VC deal-making in Austin. RSVP by clicking this link bit.ly/3rzsUaZ - about 6 months 1 week ago pic.twitter.com/M3ithiqhjjOn April 14, our panel of experts will provide analysis and key insights into Austin’s VC ecosystem, which topped $2 billion in value for the third year running. RSVP now to attend this informative event. bit.ly/3rzsUaZ - about 6 months 2 weeks ago #Austin #venturecapital #technology #innovation pic.twitter.com/gzRc4qJELoAustin’s VC ecosystem topped $2 billion in value for the third year running in 2020. Download our report, Markets to Watch: Austin, TX, to learn more and read the analysis. bit.ly/3sGCwly - about 6 months 2 weeks ago #Austin #venturecapital pic.twitter.com/ltpq7r20P8Join us for Markets to Watch: Austin, TX to discover how the Austin VC ecosystem still secured a record $2.3 billion in aggregate value thanks in no small part to the its resilient enterprise tech sector. RSVP by clicking the link: bit.ly/3rzsUaZ - about 6 months 3 weeks ago pic.twitter.com/ztR0lKmyzE