Bank of the West has solutions for every stage of your technology company’s growth

Technology companies are rewriting the rules of business—and for more than three decades Bank of the West has been delivering the financial solutions1 and insights these game-changing enterprises need to thrive. Bank of the West offers comprehensive banking and financing services that support the complete business cycle—from start-up to international expansion.2

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Technology is in our DNA

  • 30+ years serving the technology industry3
  • 150+ technology clients3
  • $16.8 billion in credit exposure to the technology sector (including BNP Paribas)4

Commercial insight and blogs

Andreas Bubenzer-Paim’s Technology Perspective
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As the Head of Technology Banking at Bank of the West, Andreas brings 20 years of corporate and investment banking experience to the cutting edge of technology’s unique financial needs. Read his latest post
Scott Anderson’s Economic Outlook
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Our Chief Economist, Scott A. Anderson, analyzes international, national and regional economic trends. Read his latest post

Eileen Dignen’s Treasury Insights
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As Head of Cash Management for Bank of the West, Eileen offers valuable advice on solutions to help maximize cash flow and mitigate risk. Read her latest post

From chip to cloud—a singular focus on technology

Bank of the West’s dedicated technology banking, credit, and risk management teams have extensive experience delivering insightful guidance and state-of-the-art solutions to a broad spectrum of technology segments, including:


  • Hardware, components and storage
  • Communication and networking equipment
  • Semiconductors
  • Semiconductor equipment
  • Electronics manufacturing services
  • Technology distribution
  • IT Services
  • Software/SaaS/cloud
  • Internet
  • Financial technology

A Bank with Global Reach—and Local Insights

Our collective resources stand ready to support technology clients throughout the U.S and connect them with our vast global network through BNP Paribas—a global network of 73 countries with 198,000 employees.6


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Bank of the West’s Technology Industry Service Offering

Treasury Services2

  • Efficient handling of domestic and international payables and receivables
  • Working capital optimization with extended payment terms and receivables monetization
  • Corporate cash investment and management
  • Corporate cards, domestically and overseas

Equipment Financing Services1

  • Hardware and software leasing1,2
  • Vendor and inventory financing

Capital Markets and Investment Banking Services5

  • Bilateral and syndicated loans
  • Equity and debt capital markets
  • International trade facilitation with our global network
  • Buy-side and sell-side merger and acquisition advisory
  • Hedging solutions for foreign currency, interest rates, and commodity price exposures

Legal information and Disclosures

1 Credit subject to approval.

2 Please consult your Bank of the West representative to learn more about the products and services available to you; Terms and Conditions apply. Loans subject to approval.

3 Bank of the West Reporting as of 12/31/17.

4 $16.8B represents $1.8B in total credit commitments to the technology sector from Bank of the West and $15B in credit commitments to the technology sector from BNP Paribas as of 09/2017. Bank of the West is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.

5 Certain capital markets and investment products referred to in this document are: (I) not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”); (ii) not deposits or other obligations of the financial institution and are not guaranteed by the financial institution; and (iii) subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested. BNP Paribas reporting as of 12/31/17.

6 BNPP reporting as of 03/31/18.

Securities and variable annuities are offered through BancWest Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Financial Advisors are Registered Representatives of BancWest Investment Services. Fixed annuities/insurance products are offered through BancWest Insurance Agency in California, (License #0C52321) and through BancWest Investment Services, Inc. in all other states where it is licensed to do business. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business. Bank of the West and its various affiliates and subsidiaries are not tax or legal advisors.

BancWest Investment Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of the West. Bank of the West is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.

Investment and Insurance Products:

  • NOT FDIC INSURED
  • NOT BANK GUARANTEED
  • MAY LOSE VALUE
  • NOT A DEPOSIT
  • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY