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The SVB Saga in Memes

“The largest collapse for the reason that monetary disaster” isn’t any laughing matter. Silicon Valley Financial institution was the financial institution of many founders and funds (30% in response to some estimates), together with our personal at Remagine Ventures. The decisive motion taken as we speak by the Division of Treasury, The Federal Reserve and the FDIC (the Federal Deposit Insurance coverage Company) to make depositors entire and get entry to their account steadiness on Monday morning, averted a a lot larger monetary disaster and knock on results. Within the UK, SVB UK was acquired by HSBC for a symbolic sum of £1, additionally guaranteeing depositors have entry to their accounts with no value to the taxpayer in each instances.

Evidently, it was a really hectic weekend. Even in our comparatively small portfolio at Remagine, we had firms unsure if they will make make payroll – as quantities are routinely deducted as we speak to pay workers on the fifteenth of the month. We have been ready to do what it takes to maintain them going. Massive due to everybody that labored tirelessly over the weekend to carry this disaster to a swift decision within the UK and US. For the primary time in 72 hours the tech sector can breathe with a sigh of reduction.

Whereas the state of affairs in nonetheless unfolding with further regional banks within the US, we’re not totally out of the woods but. However for our personal psychological well being, listed here are a number of of the memes/tweets/humorous tales that seize this (hopefully) as soon as in a lifetime disaster.

Get the financial institution run t-shirt

If you happen to’ve ever ran the ‘Company Problem’ in New York you’re acquainted with the annual jerseys. It is a particular version for ‘Financial institution Run’

Thought 2020 was arduous? lifetime of a founder in 2023

4 Days earlier than it collapsed

How we acquired right here

Credit score to the good Morning Brew crew

Now we are able to return to regular…

The calm after the storm

The Simpsons predicted Silicon Valley Financial institution’s collapse in 1994!

Unlucky coincidence?

Jason ALL CAPS Calacanis

For individuals who hearken to the wonderful ALL IN podcast…

VCs congratulating themselves

Completely different method of explaining the state of affairs

Now that we vented a bit, I’ll take the chance to thank everybody who helped carry this to a fast and optimistic end result.

Eze is managing accomplice of Remagine Ventures, a seed fund investing in bold founders on the intersection of tech, leisure, gaming and commerce with a highlight on Israel.

I am a former basic accomplice at google ventures, head of Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe and founding head of Campus London, Google’s first bodily hub for startups.

I am additionally the founding father of Techbikers, a non-profit bringing collectively the startup ecosystem on biking challenges in assist of Room to Learn. Since inception in 2012 we have constructed 11 colleges and 50 libraries within the growing world.

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