Where Innovation Grows

Stifel was built on an entrepreneurial culture. Helping people and companies build their future is what drives us. Get to know how Stifel Venture Banking is helping the new generation of entrepreneurs.

Growing Your Business Drives Us

It began with an idea, proving a theory, and then unbridled joy. Founders know the ups and downs of getting started, gearing up, and moving forward. Trust Stifel Venture Banking as your partner with a solid platform to help you maintain equilibrium as you springboard to the next stage.

Serving Founders

At Stifel, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you address even the most complex financial needs.

We launched our Venture Banking practice in 2018, and have grown by adding experienced relationship managers who understand the needs of Founders. Focused on Seed- through Late-Stage companies, we provide a dynamic platform of collaborative solutions for treasury management, credit, and lending.

You need a digital platform that works when you work, enhanced by highly responsive relationship bankers who understand your business, your goals, and how you want to get there. Stifel’s Venture Bankers deliver just that. From the Stifel Startup Bundle to Stifel Bank Treasury Central, we have banking and treasury management capabilities built to grow with you.

Securely managing your cash is easy with our fully-liquid Insured Cash Sweep program with FDIC-insured deposits up to $240 million per Tax ID. Learn More

Experience counts when it comes to lending and liquidity. Our Bank is known for successfully helping client’s access liquidity, manage credit, and structure debt to feed growth.

We start with Founders in Seed-Stage and nurture growth through Expansion-Stage and IPO, with loans of $1 million to $50 million, or more.

Stifel Bank offers business credit cards with options to meet the needs of Founders and their companies. And we never lose sight of the needs of the individuals within the company – let’s talk about personal lending solutions, too.

Serving Investors

Stifel’s Innovation Community expertise grows beyond the needs of Founders. We have a full-service platform for Venture Capital and other investment firms. Integration into Stifel’s full-service commercial bank and investment bank is a one-stop solution that includes:

  • Direct banking and lending for portfolio companies at all stages, including early-stage venture lending, cash flow lending, and other specialized credit structures
  • Investment banking services, including M&A, debt and equity capital markets, restructuring, and other advisory services with specific expertise in a broad range of industry segments
  • Traditional fundraising services through our placement agent

Stifel Bank Treasury Central is a full-service online banking platform with capabilities required to seamlessly manage fund operations across multiple users and fund administrators.

  • Business Banking – checking, money market, and sweep accounts
  • Payments & Collection – accelerate receivables and secure payables
  • Foreign Exchange – purchase, hold, and sell over 130 foreign currencies
  • Business Credit Cards – Stifel Bank Treasury Central credit card digital platform allows you to manage cards and control spend
  • Managing cash balances – fully-liquid Insured Cash Sweep program with FDIC-insured deposits up to $240 million per Tax ID. Learn More

With national coverage capabilities, our solutions integrate a high-touch approach to relationship management and customer service. Our Capital Call lines of credit offer liquidity options to closed-end private funds, including Private Equity, Venture Capital, Private Credit, Real Estate, and other fund structures.

  • Fund Size from $50 million to $1 billion+
  • Line Size from $5 million to $200 million+
  • Line Tenure typically renewed annually through life of fund with built-in extensions

Stifel Bank & Trust has an experienced Sponsor Finance Group specializing in follow-on lending with senior cash flow loans to support the portfolio companies of Private Equity sponsors.

Our Industries

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Frontier Tech




Digital Health


Climate Tech

Meet Our Team

Al Guerrero

Managing Director, Los Angeles


Alan Faulkner

Managing Director, Raleigh


Ann Kim

Managing Director, San Francisco


Barrett Goulden

Vice President, Atlanta


Brad Ellis

Managing Director/Founder, New York


Bryan Levine

Vice President, New York


Carley Brandt

Managing Director, San Francisco


Charlie Kelly

Managing Director, Boulder


Chris Stedman

Managing Director, San Francisco


Christopher Berg

Senior Vice President, Seattle

Meet Stifel

More than 130 years old and still thinking like a startup.

At Stifel, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you address even the most complex needs. Stifel’s innovation community connects you with the full resources of our 9,000-person global financial firm.

Stifel’s long-term leadership drives the entrepreneurial culture of our firm, empowering associates to deliver for our clients through collaboration, innovation, and ingenuity. These collective efforts are demonstrated by the growth of our firm, our financial strength, and our nimble approach to opportunity. It’s quite simple. We believe that when we put you – our client – first, we put you in the best position to achieve success, however you may define it. Let’s connect to see how Stifel’s nimble, innovative approach to banking can help you and your company.

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