Smart Dust with Andy Tsao discussing the current global start up scene, which countries are getting it right, the impact of Covid19 on IPO’s, diversity in the start-up community and China’s answer to NASDAQ
Has innovation taken a back seat during COVID-19? Andy Tsao, Managing Director or Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) joins us from Santa Clara to find out. Andy is leader of SVB’s Global Gateway, which assists emerging market innovation companies as they seek US market entry and US companies looking to expand abroad. SVB is a US-based commercial bank with over 3600 employees across offices in the US, India, Beijing, Ireland, London and Israel. It’s one of the largest banks in the United States and has helped fund more than 30,000 start-ups. SVB was behind an incredible 69%of U.S. venture capital-backed companies with an IPO in 2020 so it’s worth listening to his insider insights.