SVB Fallout: Navigating capital markets in 2023


On March 15, 2023, MaRS hosted an expert panel discussing how to navigate SVB’s collapse and the implications on the Canadian startup ecosystem, including funding, business operations, and read-throughs to the banking industry at large. Attendees will gain insights on how to mitigate risks and position their startup to weather longer term impacts.

​We’ve also included a summary of support offered by financial services entities to Canadian startups, as they relayed it to MaRS in March 2023. Please note this is not legal or financial advice.

​About the Panelists

Neelam Brar, managing director, Roynat Capital

Phil Anzarut, partner, growth venture co-investment fund, BDC

Layth Ashoo, partner, Maverix Private Equity

Andrew Graham, co-founder and CEO, Borrowell

Jonah Midanik, general partner and COO, Forum Ventures .

Mark Usher, executive managing director, CIBC Innovation Banking

Dennis Ensing, chief venture advisor and VP, venture growth, MaRS