How Silicon Valley Bank Collapsed

How Silicon Valley Bank Collapsed – Tech News Briefing – WSJ

Charles Forelle and Julie Chang

Silicon Valley Bank shut down suddenly on Friday. The lender’s customer base was made up of many startups and venture-capital firms, particularly in the tech sector.

WSJ finance editor Charles Forelle joins host Julie Chang to explain the bank’s downfall.

Photo illustration: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

0:00 Federal regulators are rolling out emergency measures to prevent a banking crisis
1:09 What role did SVB play in the venture capital startup ecosystem?
2:04 Why did Silicon Valley Bank collapse?
3:43 How did startup founders respond?
4:51 What impact does Signature Bank being taken over by regulators have on Silicon Valley?

Tech News Briefing
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