Business 100 – 2017

Alex Barry/Silicon Valley Bank

Alex Barry is a director with Silicon Valley Bank in New York. He works with Silicon Valley Bank’s technology banking group, where he develops and manages relationships with early stage technology founders and provides senior and mezzanine debt for companies that have raised institutional venture capital.

Before moving to Silicon Valley Bank, he spent nine years with Allied Irish Banks’ U.S. Credit fund back and forth between Los Angeles and New York where he focused on a wide variety of technology industries like consumer products, gaming, and lodging.

Alex was born in Dublin where he would obtain a degree in economics and sociology from University College Dublin. His family is from Tipperary and Kilkenny, where his father was a member of all-Ireland hurling championship teams at both minor and senior levels. “I feel a great sense of pride about my heritage and roots,” he says. “And the Ring of Kerry remains at the top my list of favorite places to visit, despite some of the amazing places I have been lucky enough to travel to.”