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How Commercial Banking Helps Technology Companies


How Commercial Banking Helps Technology Companies
How Commercial Banking Helps Technology Companies

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Course Description

Silicon Valley, just outside San Francisco in the US, is known world-wide to inventors, entrepreneurs and investment bankers looking to make money on their technological products and investment services, and as a result has its own Silicon Valley commercial bank located there. In this free online course Ken Wilcox, CEO of Silicon Valley commercial bank, discusses how he took on the company and overturned its previous mistakes to make it the success it is today. In this course he discusses key values adhered to like maintaining and nurturing culture and strategy, and investing in key people such as accountants, payroll staff and lawyers. We learn how a commercial bank works and also how it can fail. He then reviews how commercial banking can help a technology company start-up or grow such as supplying the core services and investment a new or growing company will need within an environment like Silicon Valley. This course will be of particular interest to entrepreneurs, banking and financial professionals who would like to learn more about how commercial banking can help technology companies start-up and grow through investment and support.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes - Understanding of how a company succeeds in Silicon Valley - Examine the various resources an entrepreneur would consider from the birth of their idea - Key values which make a huge company so successful


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Module Title
Module 1: Understanding How Commercial Banking Helps Technology Companies
Module 2: How Commercial Banking helps Technology Companies Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 46 reviews
Course Title: How Commercial Banking Helps Technology Companies
Course #: 481
Course Publisher: Stanford
Course Category: 9
Content Origin:
Course Description: Silicon Valley, just outside San Francisco in the US, is known world-wide to inventors, entrepreneurs and investment bankers looking to make money on their technological products and investment services, and as a result has its own Silicon Valley commercial bank located there. In this free online course Ken Wilcox, CEO of Silicon Valley commercial bank, discusses how he took on the company and overturned its previous mistakes to make it the success it is today. In this course he discusses key values adhered to like maintaining and nurturing culture and strategy, and investing in key people such as accountants, payroll staff and lawyers. We learn how a commercial bank works and also how it can fail. He then reviews how commercial banking can help a technology company start-up or grow such as supplying the core services and investment a new or growing company will need within an environment like Silicon Valley. This course will be of particular interest to entrepreneurs, banking and financial professionals who would like to learn more about how commercial banking can help technology companies start-up and grow through investment and support.
License: This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
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Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
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PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Sabbir Ahammed Khan
    Sabbir Ahammed Khan Bangladesh Thank you for easy understanding of Commercial Banking With Technological Companies. 2015-05-31 21:05:48
  • Hope R Harris
    Hope R Harris United States of America Very educational and helpful. Thank You 2015-05-25 14:05:28
  • Jason Daniels
    Jason Daniels United States of America I think a better title for this course might be "Factors that May or May Not Influence the Success or Failure of Silicon Valley Bank." Technology companies, and their relationship to commercial banks, were not discussed. This is not the first CEO I've seen that eschewed the topic in favor of a general history of the particular company for which they work. It shows a lack of preparedness and/or interest in real teaching, in my opinion. The content was very subjective and failed to generalize his experiences to the commercial banking industry as a whole, indicating a rather narrow world view. C- 2015-02-13 19:02:18
  • Eric Offei Darko
    Eric Offei Darko Ghana A very well thought out course. Very insightful and good for every person in the banking field and anyone who is looking to start his own business. This course teaches you how you can grow your business with the aid of technology. 2015-02-05 20:02:30
  • Eric Offei Darko
    Eric Offei Darko Ghana A very insightful course and would recommend this course to anyone in the field of banking. 2015-02-05 18:02:50
  • Shammahnissi Thompson
    Shammahnissi Thompson United States of America Commercial Banking helps the Technology Companies by taking money and lending to other people. The Commercial banking provide many different services such as making deposits and offering investment products. 2015-01-24 15:01:56
  • Seumou Djiokep
    Seumou Djiokep Cameroon My difficulty in understanding how commercial banks works has been solved thanks to this course. 2015-01-14 05:01:13
  • Seumou Djiokep
    Seumou Djiokep Cameroon simple and straight forward lessons 2015-01-14 05:01:43
  • Vishal Tulsian
    Vishal Tulsian Indonesia Short course but some useful tips 2014-12-17 00:12:47
  • Vaiolelai Niu
    Vaiolelai Niu New Zealand Great inside knowledge into where our money goes to work after they leave our wallets. It can either be a profitable or risky business depending on who is running it. 2014-12-12 01:12:19
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