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providing expertise and resources to drive startup innovation and growth.



Silicon Valley Nexus connects entrepreneurs and corporate innovators with critical strategic, financial and operating partners and resources needed to successfully launch and grow their business.

how WE DO it


Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the largest and most vibrant startup ecosystem in the world, we have access to an extensive network of financial, business development, sales/marketing, talent and operating relationships to bring startup innovators the expertise and resources needed to grow their business.

why it matters


We believe that startups play a unique role in fueling the global economy.  The level and pace of global startup growth today is greater than ever before, yet success does not happen in a vacuum. It is rooted in and thrives on the power of connections – connections with partners, capital and talent.


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We help entrepreneurs build and scale their startups by introducing them to critical financial, strategic and operating partners and resources.



We help corporate innovators scout startup partners around the globe to facilitate agile experimentation, improve operations and expand beyond their home markets.


Government/Trade Organizations

We help government/trade organizations promote cross-border startup innovation initiatives through custom collaborations and programs.

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who we are

As founder and CEO of Silicon Valley Nexus, John Byrnes is an experienced corporate advisor with extensive relationships across the startup landscape, spanning areas such as fundraising, strategy and operations. A seasoned entrepreneur with two successful startup exits, John previously held executive positions with KPMG, GE Capital and Eastman Kodak, where he led a variety of strategic growth and business development initiatives.  

Why work with us?

Startup Experience

We have helped numerous startups successfully develop and execute their growth strategies, and maintain direct relationships with hundreds of entrepreneurs.

U.S. Resource Network

We have direct access to a vibrant community of U.S.-based capital, talent and strategic resources, with a particular focus on Silicon Valley.

Government/Trade Partnerships

We work closely with dozens of government/trade organizations and startup ecosystems around the globe to advance their startup innovation agendas.

Hands-On, Client-Focused

We tailor our services to meet each client’s specific priorities and needs, and work closely with them every step of the way.

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“I had the pleasure of working with John from Silicon Valley Nexus for my art/tech startup.  He was very helpful in asking the right questions to guide me on our company's strategy, and brought clarity and purpose to my investment pitch. John has an extensive network across the Silicon Valley investor community, and knows the intricacies of running a startup.  Without reservation, I would recommend John to any startup founder, as he is a humble, knowledgeable and well-connected professional - a rare combination to find when you are riding a tough startup journey.”

Rahul Ranjan 

Co-Founder and CEO 

Palacio Inc.

“John's expertise with startups and knowledge of the U.S. startup ecosystem was very useful and beneficial for us and Japanese companies.  We appreciated his unlimited support for our activities.”

Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

"Silicon Valley Nexus gave us great exposure and a lot of opportunities during the initial period of our startup, providing a platform to pitch to investors and connecting us with the larger startup ecosystem.  John was an incredibly supportive advisor."  

Yu Yuan 
Co-Founder and CEO
SeizeFace Inc.

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