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Benjermin Colombo

Managing Director, Life Sciences

Benjermin oversees the life sciences banking practice in the Bay Area. He has over 15 years of experience working with Silicon Valley start-up companies and venture funds. Prior to Square 1, he spent eight years at Silicon Valley Bank, most recently as senior manager of life sciences. He previously served as director of business development at Ernst & Young LLP and manager of Imperial Bank’s Technology Lending Group. Benjermin graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BS in Finance and a BASc in Computer Science. Benjermin joined Square 1 in 2012.

Outside the Square

  • Once restored a 1959 Austin Healy.
  • Is a Bay Area native, born and raised.
  • Has been a drummer in several San Francisco-based rock bands.


  • Life Sciences


  • Northwest


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