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Startup of the Year Podcast

#0013 - Startup Outlook Report 2019 with SVB

· SOTY Podcast

Each year, Silicon Valley Bank releases an invaluable compendium of insights about the current state of the industry and thoughtful projections for the year ahead. Looking at trends that range from hiring, to raising capital, to general building conditions, the survey is a result of meticulous reporting, dedicated analysis, and, most importantly, observations from founders, investors, and partners in the space.

For this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, host Rich Maloy sits down with Lewis Hower, Managing Director, Early Stage Practice at Silicon Valley Bank, to delve into both last year’s report as well as the 2020 edition. The SOTY Podcast touches on everything from the changing attitudes around IPOs and acquisitions to the tremendous growth opportunities for lesser-known regions, both in the country and around the world.

This year’s survey is now open, so make sure to head over to, and help Silicon Valley Bank continue to help startup ecosystems worldwide. Thank you in advance for sharing your valuable thoughts and opinions.