As a leading provider of innovative secured debt and select equity financing solutions, we work with high-growth, venture capital and private equity-backed companies to reach their next value-building milestones. We have provided billions of dollars in capital commitments to entrepreneurs as they bring "the next big things" to reality.
- Senior secured loans that can be customized to help innovative companies reach key growth milestones at every stage of development
- An entrepreneurial approach with the capital strength and transparency of the public market
- The capacity to underwrite transactions of up to $40.0 million
- A network of industry contacts and relationships to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals
It takes a trained eye to spot a unique opportunity. It takes years of working with entrepreneurs and building companies to know the difference between "here today, gone tomorrow" and "here today, here to stay."
We understand from our own entrepreneurial experience what it means to challenge conventional thinking. We've learned firsthand the importance of creativity and discipline in building a company and taking it public. Our focus is on growth –yours and ours.
Hercules experience includes:
- Approximately $3.6 billion in commitments to more than 230 companies, and more than 47 exits since inception*
- A highly experienced investment team with an average of more than 17 years of experience in lending, venture capital, technology and operations
- A unique understanding of the unique challenges inherent in the technology, cleantech and life science industries as well as the fact that financing needs – that change by stage and sector – are rarely addressed by traditional commercial banks.
- Relationships with top venture capital and private equity firms as evidenced by our growing investment portfolio
Hercules approaches every investment with an investor – not a lender – mindset. This provides a long-term perspective that recognizes the ebb and flow of business growth in achieving key milestones.
Specifically, Hercules provides:
- A unique and company-specific underwriting approach; no two portfolio companies are alike.
- A lifecycle financing approach with the ability and commitment to work with companies from seed stage through M&A or IPO and beyond. This means that we are stage-agnostic with the experience and capital base to work with companies at all stages of development from concept stage to those seeking top line revenue growth exceeding $100.0 million.
* as of current quarter