Innovation Community

Venture Banking

Learn how our entrepreneurial culture and long-term vision make us the right banking partner for you.


Where innovation grows

Stifel Bank is committed to supporting the innovation community. Focused on seed- through late-stage companies, we provide a dynamic platform of collaborative solutions for treasury management and lending. Our clients enjoy access to the broader capabilities of Stifel, including Investment Banking, Private Client Banking, and Wealth Management. Stifel’s Wealth Management services provided by Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated.


The partners listed above are not affiliates of Stifel.

Venture Banking Sectors

Delivering tailored solutions to fuel innovation and growth across a broad spectrum of industries.

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Applications | Enterprise Infrastructure | Artificial Intelligence | Cyber Security | Business Intelligence & Analytics



Fintech | Insurtech | Wealthtech | Proptech

Frontier Tech

Frontier Tech

Aerospace | Industrial IoT | Defense | Mobility | Hardware Infrastructure | Consumer Electronic



B2B2C | Horizontal AI (Consumer) | Marketplaces | eCommerce | Digital Media | Gaming & eSports | Digitally Native Brands | EdTech | Social & Messaging | AdTech

Digital Health

Digital Health

Health & Wellness Tools | Telemedicine | Health System Software | Remote Sensing & Wearables | Clinical AI tools

Climate Tech

Climate Tech

Renewable Energy | Food & Agriculture | Energy Transition | Recycle & Waste Management

Podcast: Matt Trotter on Venture Banking in 2024

Managing Director Matt Trotter shares how Stifel's expansion of its venture banking group supports the Innovation Community, the evolution of the digital industrial ecosystem over the last decade, where the venture market is headed, and valuable lessons on what is required from a capitalization strategy to build businesses efficiently.

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We're proud to be a part of your journey

Get to know our clients, partners, and solutions.

Carbon Robotics
Electric Hydrogen

“Unlike the largest lenders, we are still nimble and entrepreneurial enough to deliver the tailored service and care one would expect from a boutique firm."

Chris Reichert

CEO, Stifel Bank & Trust

Stifel 2023 Annual Report

Data Grail Deal
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Carbon Robotics Deal
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Stampli deal
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Meet your Venture Banking team.

Our team is known for our superior level of service, passion, and entrepreneurial approach to banking. We’re committed to providing you with tailored solutions and sound business perspectives for generations to come.


More than 130 years old and still thinking like a startup.

At Stifel, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you address even the most complex needs. Stifel’s innovation community connects you with the full resources of our 9,000-person global financial firm.

Stifel’s long-term leadership drives the entrepreneurial culture of our firm, empowering associates to deliver for our clients through collaboration, innovation, and ingenuity. These collective efforts are demonstrated by the growth of our firm, our financial strength, and our nimble approach to opportunity. It’s quite simple. We believe that when we put you – our client – first, we put you in the best position to achieve success, however you may define it. Let’s connect to see how Stifel’s nimble, innovative approach to banking can help you and your company.


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