Hercules Capital is the largest business development company focused on venture lending, and the lender of choice for innovative entrepreneurs and their venture capital partners.

in commitments

IPO and M&A exits

companies funded

assets under management

co-investments with VC & PE firms

new debt & equity commitments

in commitments

assets under management

IPO and M&A exits

co-investments with VC & PE firms

companies funded

new debt & equity commitments

(a)Since inception through Q2 2019  (b)Q2 2019

The Hercules Team

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Scott Bluestein Chief Executive Officer​ and Chief Investment Officer for Hercules Capital.
Catherine Jhung Managing Director of Business Development at Hercules Capital.
Michael Hara Managing Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Hercules Capital.
R. Bryan Jadot Senior Managing Director and Group Head of Life Sciences Venture Lending at Hercules Capital.
Steve Kuo Senior Managing Director and Group Head of Technology for Hercules Capital.
Himani Bhalla Principal in the Life Sciences Group
Christian Follmann Senior Director of Operations and Strategic Projects at Hercules Capital

Hercules has been a great partner for Box since 2008. They were very supportive during the financial crisis and grew through multiple transactions as our business started to scale. The Hercules team is flexible, creative and easy to work with. I would highly recommend them for any growth company looking for capital.

Dylan Smith
(CFO, Box)

Hercules’ understanding and decades of experience working with companies in the life sciences sector meant they were able to recognize the elements – an experienced management team, a solid product and a well-managed balance sheet – that make up a company positioned to realize its full potential.

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By turning to Hercules, a specialty finance company that focused on venture debt in the technology space, Druva was able to access more capital than a traditional bank could provide and avoid the dilution that would be caused by raising additional equity.

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Plug Power had been experiencing tremendous growth and needed to obtain non-dilutive, growth capital. This would mean finding a financial partner that could understand its sophisticated financing structure which included a number of instruments like sale/leaseback project financing.

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The Hercules’ Special Situations underwriting team recognized that despite setbacks, ReachLocal’s fundamentals remained strong, and the company was led by a very talented management team. In April 2015, ReachLocal closed on a $25 million long-term loan facility with Hercules Capital to meet working capital needs.

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