Ben Johnson

Managing Director, National Head of Early Stage Life Science

Silicon Valley Bank

Speaker Sessions

September 22, 2023 | 09:45 AM (PDT) - 10:45 AM (PDT)

About Ben Johnson, MBA

Ben currently leads Silicon Valley Bank’s seed stage life science and healthcare effort in the United States, which includes both spending time with early stage companies, as well as building relationships with key forces in the early stage healthcare ecosystem. Ben also frequently speaks on issues relevant to the early stage life science/healthcare innovation ecosystem

After a decade of experience in commercial and private banking, Ben joined SVB in 2007 to lead the technology and life science effort in the State of Minnesota, and in 2010 began focusing exclusively upon life science companies across the Central United States, and led SVB’s effort in this region through 2017. During this time, Ben reviewed thousands of business plans and deployed over $1 billion of venture debt to hundreds of companies.

Ben received his undergraduate degree from the University of Saint Thomas, and earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota.


No relevant financial relationships to disclose.