When investors think about Silicon Valley, the first things that come to mind are technology companies. Facebook. Apple. Cisco. These names are synonymous with not only cutting edge innovation, but also with the strip of land more formally known as Santa Clara Valley. But as any investor knows, technology companies, and particularly start-ups, come and go at a frenetic pace, leaving many investors in the lurch.

With this in mind, in the video below, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield discusses SVB Financial (NASDAQ:SIVB), a stock that offers exposure to the upside with seemingly less downside risk.

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