Shez Samji

Silicon Valley Bank

Shez Samji is a Managing Director for Silicon Valley Bank in Toronto. In his role, he works closely with existing and new venture capital and private equity firms across Canada, leveraging SVB’s specialized financing solutions to help them execute quickly. He also leads SVB’s relationships with public and late stage private companies in the Canadian Tech Sector, providing bespoke lending solutions, as well as guidance as an active and trusted partner to help clients succeed and quickly scale. With SVB, Shez is positioned to leverage his deep understanding of client needs to increase their value by parlaying the bank’s unique platform, unparalleled expertise and powerful global network.

Prior to SVB, Shez was a vice president at Third Eye Capital, Canada’s largest private debt and special situations investor. Shez has more than ten years of private equity and credit investing experience. He began his career at BMO Capital Partners, the Bank of Montreal’s principal investing division.

My Sessions

Silicon Valley Bank Investor Breakfast


DRIVING VENTURE CAPITAL   Global VC has hit an all-time high in the first half of 2021, with $288B invested. Join Silicon Valley Bank at SAAS NORTH’s exclusive Investor Breakfast where Shez Samji, Head of Business Development, will lead a 20-minute fireside chat together with Ajay Gopal from Framework Ventures.   Shez, along with the investors, will share their insights and expertise, breaking down […]