Square 1 offers a full range of commercial banking services for entrepreneurs and their investors, in every corner of the country.

We specialize in fueling growth from the seed round on by providing access to capital and helping you build your network of connections. Square 1 provides clients flexible resources and attentive service to help their companies grow. Square 1 offers a broad range of venture debt, treasury and cash management solutions.

You can depend on us for the long haul. No matter how big your business grows, we will be able to provide the resources and assistance you need.

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HQDurham, US
Founded2005
Websitesquare1bank.com
Square 1 Bank was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Durham, US
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Square 1 Bank has an office in Durham
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Square 1 Bank Blogs

The 5M’s: How Emergence Evaluates Series A Pitches

This article was originally posted here. As the first significant infusion of capital, Series A investment marks a pivotal moment in the life of a startup and can accelerate entrepreneurs toward their vision. At Emergence, we evaluate over 1,000 Series A pitches from enterprise cloud entrepreneurs e…

Investor Stories 95 | Why I Passed (Kaden, Hardiman, Simoudis)

This podcast originally aired here on September 7, 2018. On this segment of The Full Ratchet, investors Rebecca Kaden (Union Square Ventures), James Hardiman (Data Collective) and Evangelos Simoudis (Synapse Partners) highlight a situation where they decided not to invest, why they passed, and how i…

Square 1 Bank Announces Credit Facility to New State Capital Partners

Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank, today announced that it has provided a $45 million credit facility to existing client New State Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in middle-market investments. Proceeds from the facility will be used to secure new investment oppor…

The Rise of Unicorn Startups

This article was originally published here on September 24, 2018. One of the trends we’ve been tracking here at Top Tier is what we like to call the rise of the “Private Company IPO”. The Private Company IPO reflects the upsurge of rapidly growing “unicorn” companies with $1B+ private valuations rai…

The Entrepreneur Expectation Gap

This article was originally published here on September 4, 2018. There has been a shift beneath the feet of entrepreneurs seeking early stage venture funding. The problem is… no one told the founders. What was once Seed stage funding, today is more like Series A. Since we launched Afore two years ag…

Investor Stories 93 | Lessons Learned (Zuberi, Coelius, Galbut)

This podcast originally aired here on August 6, 2018. On this segment of The Full Ratchet, investors Bilal Zuberi (Lux Capital), Zach Coelius (Coelius Capital) and Elizabeth Galbut (SoGal Ventures) illustrate a critical lesson learned about startup investing and how it’s changed their approach. The …
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Square 1 Bank Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Square 1 Bank founded?

    Square 1 Bank was founded in 2005.

  • Where is Square 1 Bank headquarters?

    Square 1 Bank headquarters is located at 406 Blackwell St, Durham.

  • Where are Square 1 Bank offices?

    Square 1 Bank has an office in Durham.

  • How many offices does Square 1 Bank have?

    Square 1 Bank has 1 office.