Boston Irish Business Association Welcomes Silicon Valley Bank as Sponsor in 2013

Boston (March 1, 2013) – The Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA) announced today that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has signed on as a sponsor for 2013. Both BIBA and SVB share common objectives in their respective organizations in that both focus on helping businesses in the communities they serve.

"We are excited to have Silicon Valley Bank as a BIBA sponsor," said AJ Gerritson, president of BIBA. "We believe this partnership will be mutually beneficial to both organizations both locally and abroad. We are thrilled to partner with SVB and look forward to working with the organization on a number of very exciting events that we are hosting in 2013.”

SVB’s Mark Gallagher said, "We are delighted to partner with BIBA in support of established and growing innovation companies in the US and abroad. We aim to increase the probability of our clients success from startup through global expansion, so our relationship with BIBA is a natural fit. With a new branch in London and a commitment to the Irish tech community specifically, we’ve increased our ability to support BIBA members significantly in the last year.”

BIBA's mission is to help its members create and foster meaningful business relationships while offering a dynamic platform for companies looking to gain brand exposure for their products and services both locally and in Ireland. Upcoming events for BIBA include the St. Patrick’s Networking Night on March 13th, the Boston Irish Business Awards cohosted with the Boston Business Journal on May 29th, and the annual BIBA Boat Cruise on Wednesday, June 19th.

About Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. SVB provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 28 U.S. offices and six international operations.  (Nasdaq: SIVB)

Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.

About BIBA

The Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA) is a non-profit business organization 501(c)(6) dedicated to promoting the business interests of its members and member organizations located in Massachusetts and abroad. BIBA is committed to fostering economic and professional growth among its progressive network of business and political leaders, while retaining and strengthening their connection to Ireland and Northern Ireland. For more information, please visit our site.