Doug Hamilton

Doug Hamilton is a managing director in the Private Equity Group of SVB Capital, Hamilton is a managing director of the SVB Strategic Investors Fund, as well as an investment manager for Silicon Valley BancVentures.

In addition to sourcing and managing fund investments, Hamilton oversees venture capital relationships with many top-tier venture capital and private equity fi rms on Sand Hill Road, where Hamilton has been located since 1994. In his role, Hamilton leverages the entire SVB platform and its member divisions.

Hamilton is well known by more than 400 general partners of venture capital fi rms and often speaks at venture fi rms’ chief executive offi cer  events and moderates panels at venture capital industry conferences. Prior to this role, he served as senior lender for Silicon Valley Bank’s Palo Alto offi ce, focusing on lending to venture capital backed startup companies.

Before joining SVB, Hamilton was a commercial lender with Union Bank, where he was responsible for growing and maintaining the largest portfolio in their Mid-Peninsula Regional offi ce.

Hamilton earned a bachelor’s degree in fi nance from the University of Arizona and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in corporate fi nance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif.