Help Us Lead the Way

Hercules' leadership position is a direct result of the talented, diverse and multi-facetted people who have contributed to the company's dramatic growth since its inception. As we look to continue this amazing journey through 2017 and beyond, we are seeking to recruit individuals who value innovation and creative problem-solving as much as the companies we work with on a daily basis.

We are looking for energetic, self-motivated individuals who value being at the forefront of change and welcome the challenges that come with being an industry leader. At Hercules, we offer employees the opportunity to work with some of America's most promising technology and life science companies in a collaborative environment with room to grow and realize one's full potential.

Founded in 2003, Hercules continuously works to nurture the strong entrepreneurial spirit, relentless drive and the culture of innovation that have always pushed Hercules to forefront of its industry.

Please view the current open positions listed below if you are interested in joining this diverse and hard-charging organization.

Current Positions:
Analyst

Location: Palo Alto, CA / Boston, MA

 

Position Summary

Analysts collaborate with Principals, Vice Presidents, and Associates to deliver on various business and asset valuations as our Managing Directors work to expand our investment portfolio. Some of these responsibilities include on-site due diligence and analysis of industry positioning.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide full analytical support of new and on-going business deals, which includes due diligence and data collection ensuring the accuracy and validity of supplied information.
  • Analyze companies’ industry positioning and financial performance, including inventory and operational performance.
  • Evaluate productivity, efficiency and profitability while developing a qualitative understanding of the nuances that might affect asset values.
  • Create reports analyzing findings to review and present to management team.
  • Assist with researching the retail, consumer products, industrial and/or other market sectors; proactively communicate to management important events and/or possible business leads that may impact or generate deals.
  • Help maintain the internal deal database to ensure accurate and timely contact/company information.
  • Provide additional analysis support as requested by management.
  • Other duties and projects as needed.

 

Negotiating New Business:

  • Draft initial term sheets, expressions of interest or letters of intent.
  • Represent Hercules Capital and negotiate with prospective portfolio company management or venture capital investors, as well as other third parties to discuss and finalize a signed term sheet.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of related experience in a lending, financial, banking, or consulting environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proven analytical, presentation and project skills are critical.
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment handling multiple projects at any given time.
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial statements is essential, including allocation of overhead expenses. In addition, comprehensive understanding of inventory and other asset accounting methodologies is preferred.
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency with computer applications in a PC Windows based environment; experience with all MS applications is required.
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Managing Director, Life Science

Location: Palo Alto, CA

 

We Seek To Hire:

A Managing Director who will play a critical role in the investment process at Hercules Capital, Inc. (HTGC). An individual in this role will source new deals, deliver written and oral analyses of investment opportunities, negotiate and structure investments, participate in the due diligence process, oversee a team of Vice Presidents, Associates, and Analysts during the preparation of diligence materials and financial models, while closely track industry trends. This position will report to the Chief Investment Officer.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

New Business Development Opportunities:

  • Establish/maintain relationships with venture capital, and private equity firms, as well as venture capital and private equity backed Life Science companies and other sources of business opportunities both in person and by telephone.
  • Identify potential new investment prospects, perform initial review of business opportunities and present viable opportunities to the Investment Committee for consideration.
  • Identify new Life Science sub-sector investment opportunities and supervise industry and competitive research performed by Principals, Associates, and Analysts.
  • Identify new potential financial product offerings to further expand the business.

 

Negotiating New Business:

  • Draft initial term sheets, expressions of interest or letters of intent.
  • Represent Hercules Capital and negotiate with prospective portfolio company management or venture capital investors, as well as other third parties to discuss and finalize a signed term sheet.

 

Due Diligence and Documentation:

  • Lead business due diligence and supervise Vice Presidents, Associates, and Analysts research through interviews with company management, financial sponsors, industry participants, and company customers/clients.
  • Oversee Vice Presidents, Associates, and Analysts perform valuation analysis using comparable company data, proprietary Hercules Capital financial models and, if applicable, DCF.
  • Serve as primary interface with management of prospective portfolio company.
  • Supervise construction of detailed financial models, including optimal capital structure, purchase price, adjustments and sensitivities to economic conditions.
  • Draft investment memorandum for initial and final Investment Committee review and approval while supervising Associates and Analysts in this process.
  • Review legal documents to ensure fidelity to deal terms under supervision of Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

 

Portfolio Management:

  • Monitor and identifying monthly and quarterly trends in business of portfolio companies.
  • Supervise Vice Presidents, Associates and Analysts in drafting quarterly credit monitoring reports, and analyzing credit issues and equity opportunities as they arise with portfolio companies.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate a high-level of achievement in regards to deal origination, deal closes, realized investments, and maintaining as well as cultivating a robust network of contacts.  The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of seven years of prior work experience (with a Life Science industry focus) in investment banking, venture capital, private equity or leveraged finance.
  • Experience in senior debt, asset-based financing, select equipment-based financing, subordinated or mezzanine debt and leveraged buyout firms.
  • Extensive contacts in the private equity, venture capital and/or financial intermediaries' communities.
  • Strong analytical capabilities, financial modeling proficiency, excellent written and oral communication skills, a willingness to be proactive in contacting people and learning about new developments.
  • Experience in senior management roles (including attending management meetings, involvement with deal structuring, pre and post investment portfolio management, etc.) in the transactions they sponsored or executed.

 

Personal Attributes:

  • A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to generate new business, communicate new investment opportunities, and identify and focus on key transaction details.
  • Exude confidence when faced with challenges and maintain uncompromising personal integrity.
  • Exhibit a strong sense of urgency and good self-management discipline. 
  • Organized and efficient, with the ability to define priorities.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment.
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Managing Director, Technology

Location: Palo Alto, CA; New York City, NY; Washington, DC; or Boston, MA

 

We Seek To Hire:

A Managing Director who will play a critical role in the investment process at Hercules Capital, Inc. (HTGC). An individual in this role will source new deals, deliver written and oral analyses of investment opportunities, negotiate and structure investments, participate in the due diligence process, oversee a team of Vice Presidents, Associates, and Analysts during the preparation of diligence materials and financial models, while closely track industry trends. This position will report to the Chief Investment Officer.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

New Business Development Opportunities:

  • Establish/maintain relationships with venture capital, and private equity firms, as well as venture capital and private equity backed Technology companies and other sources of business opportunities both in person and by telephone.
  • Identify potential new investment prospects, perform initial review of business opportunities and present viable opportunities to the Investment Committee for consideration.
  • Identify new Technology sub-sector investment opportunities and supervise industry and competitive research performed by Principals, Associates, and Analysts.
  • Identify new potential financial product offerings to further expand the business.

 

Negotiating New Business:

  • Draft initial term sheets, expressions of interest or letters of intent.
  • Represent Hercules Capital and negotiate with prospective portfolio company management or venture capital investors, as well as other third parties to discuss and finalize a signed term sheet.

 

Due Diligence and Documentation:

  • Lead business due diligence and supervise Vice Presidents, Associates, and Analysts research through interviews with company management, financial sponsors, industry participants, and company customers/clients.
  • Oversee Vice Presidents, Associates, and Analysts perform valuation analysis using comparable company data, proprietary Hercules Capital financial models and, if applicable, DCF.
  • Serve as primary interface with management of prospective portfolio company.
  • Supervise construction of detailed financial models, including optimal capital structure, purchase price, adjustments and sensitivities to economic conditions.
  • Draft investment memorandum for initial and final Investment Committee review and approval while supervising Associates and Analysts in this process.
  • Review legal documents to ensure fidelity to deal terms under supervision of Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

 

Portfolio Management:

  • Monitor and identifying monthly and quarterly trends in business of portfolio companies.
  • Supervise Vice Presidents, Associates and Analysts in drafting quarterly credit monitoring reports, and analyzing credit issues and equity opportunities as they arise with portfolio companies.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate a high-level of achievement in regards to deal origination, deal closes, realized investments, and maintaining as well as cultivating a robust network of contacts.  The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of seven years of prior work experience (with a Technology industry focus) in investment banking, venture capital, private equity or leveraged finance.
  • Experience in senior debt, asset-based financing, select equipment-based financing, subordinated or mezzanine debt and leveraged buyout firms.
  • Extensive contacts in the private equity, venture capital and/or financial intermediaries' communities.
  • Strong analytical capabilities, financial modeling proficiency, excellent written and oral communication skills, a willingness to be proactive in contacting people and learning about new developments.
  • Experience in senior management roles (including attending management meetings, involvement with deal structuring, pre and post investment portfolio management, etc.) in the transactions they sponsored or executed.

 

Personal Attributes:

  • A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to generate new business, communicate new investment opportunities, and identify and focus on key transaction details.
  • Exude confidence when faced with challenges and maintain uncompromising personal integrity.
  • Exhibit a strong sense of urgency and good self-management discipline. 
  • Organized and efficient, with the ability to define priorities.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment.
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We're constantly looking for self-driven individuals who are passionate about shaping the future. If that's you, and we don't currently have a position listed that matches your qualifications we still want to hear from you. Please apply here.

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