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Another big bank launches venture fund group – loaded with former Square 1 bankers

Lauren Ohnesorge
Another big bank launches venture fund group – loaded with former Square 1 bankers

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), a financial services giant based out of St. Louis, Missouri, just announced the launch of its own venture banking and lending business. Tapped to lead the unit are Brad Ellis and Nathaniel Stone. Ellis, the unit’s managing director, and Stone, named a director, are both veterans of Durham-based Square 1.