An accelerator jointly run
by Silicon Valley Bank and First Data


Applications are now closed for Class 9. Thank you to all that applied!

Commerce.Innovated. is operationally focused and customized to your company’s needs.

We deep dive into your product, strategy and other key operations with you and your team. We connect you to experts within the core team and to dedicated specialists from across the Silicon Valley Bank and First Data ecosystems. You will have a direct line of access to the resources and support you need to succeed.

  • Understand

    Understanding your business –we take the time to learn about you from Day 1

  • Customize

    Customizing the program for each startup – we help to solve critical pain points unique to your business.

  • Connect

    Getting you to where you need to go faster – we accelerate you through development and deployment.

We have worked on a variety of challenges in the past with companies in the program involving anything from product strategy to compliance to partnership development and everything in between. This is your chance to leverage our expertise and resources as the bank of the global innovation economy and a global payments and technology solutions company.

See our FAQ for additional details on the structure of the program.


What We Look For

Companies selected for this program typically have four things in common.

Strong Team Foundation

You’ve assembled a core team with the vision and rockstar brain trust you’ll need for success.

More Than Just A Simple Idea

You have a live or planned beta of an initial solution, have seed funding secured, and plan to raise Series A.

Putting The Bottom Line First

Your first paying customer is locked in or being on-boarded.

Innovating in The Commerce Ecosystem

Your solution makes life easier, safer or better for a consumer or business.

Who We Are

Commerce.Innovated.TM is led by a core team of seasoned professionals from Silicon Valley Bank and First Data with deep subject matter expertise and an expansive network in the commerce space that are passionate about supporting your startup to succeed.


Who We Work With

We’ve worked with companies of all shades innovating across the commerce value chain. Whether you’re focused on consumers, small businesses, corporations, or financial institutions, we’ve got it covered.