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Meet Square1 Bank

2017 Silver Service Provider Member

Square1A financial solution for companies that are positioned for growth, Square 1 Bank offers venture capital firms and their early stage portfolio companies a full service financial services partner.  As a division of Pacific Western Bank, Square 1 can provide a broad range of venture debt, treasury and cash management solutions from offices in top innovation centers throughout the United States. The bank’s founders, all entrepreneurs themselves, assembled experts from across several industries, including financial services, technology and venture banking, to meet the needs of its investor and entrepreneur clients.

Ben Hindman Splash

Ben Hindman, Splash

Among Square 1’s 2000+ clients in the entrepreneurial and venture space are venture-backed success stories like Sittercity and Credit Karma.  Entrepreneur and co-founder of Splash, Ben Hindman, relied on Square 1 when building his technology company and attracting investors like Spark Capital and BoxGroup.  He recalls: “Bottom line—I wouldn’t have survived the first year of building my startup without the infrastructure, support and advice provided by Square 1 Bank.”

Tony Grover

Tony Grover, RPM Ventures, MVCA Board Chairman

“A nationally-recognized provider like Square 1 Bank offers borrowing solutions that are tailored for our entrepreneurial and investment community. The Square 1 team understands venture-backed, innovative startups and has brought that knowledge to its banking practice,” says Tony Grover, MVCA Board Chairman and managing director of RPM Ventures.

Each year, the MVCA Membership Committee and MVCA Board of Directors extends a limited number of invitations to a carefully curated selection of professional service organizations.  These are elite organizations who have been identified by MVCA as being valuable partners within the entrepreneurial and investment community.

MVCA and its membership are grateful to our valued 2017 Service Provider Members and thank Square 1 Bank for its involvement in the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community!


About 2017 Service Provider Membership

As a Silver Service Provider Member, Square 1 Bank receives exclusive access to MVCA events, brand exposure on MichiganVCA.org and at MVCA events, and premium ad placement in the two most sought after resources for the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan, the MVCA Annual Research Report and Landscape Guide and much more!  The number of service provider members is capped by MVCA to guarantee sector exclusivity and access to the MVCA membership, providing superior relationship building opportunities.  To explore the levels of MVCA Service Provider Membership available, please visit our benefits page.


Posted January 1, 2017 in Member Feature | MEMBER NEWS