Bar­bara Dirks head, sil­i­con val­ley

bank in canada

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sil­i­con val­ley bank in canada is a tech debt-fi­nanc­ing firm that orig­i­nated in the Val­ley and has lent to roughly 30,000 start-ups. It ex­panded to Toronto this year, and Dirks, for­mer se­nior VP of net­work and ad­vi­sor strat­egy at RBC, is head­ing it up. The firm will be a huge player in the Toronto tech scene and en­sure there is enough money around for start-ups to scale and not sell be­fore they’re ready. side gigs: Dirks sits on the board of gov­er­nors of the Royal Mil­i­tary Col­lege of Canada.

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