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Philip Korn

Managing Director, Venture Capital Relationships

Philip leads venture capital relationship efforts with technology-focused VCs in the Bay Area. In this role, he builds the Square 1 brand, visibility and mindshare with the VC and CEO community and supports business development and banking relationships with venture-backed startups. Prior to Square 1, Philip launched a technology banking initiative for First Republic Bank’s Menlo Park office and led VC business development and relationships for a PE-backed SaaS company. He also spent 11 years with Silicon Valley Bank, including three years with SVB Capital, managing their Venture Exchange Program and being the bank-wide contact for 30 venture firm relationships. Philip serves as a mentor to both Endeavor Global and Yodlee’s Ynext Incubator. He earned an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BS from the University of Maryland, College Park. Philip joined Square 1 in 2012.

Outside the Square

  • Speaks Spanish and some Portuguese.
  • Is an avid hiker, bike rider and Pinot Noir aficionado.
  • Loves baseball.


  • Technology Banking
  • Venture Capital Relationships


  • Northern California


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Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

P: 650.543.2718

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