Join Hercules Capital in conversations with today’s top CFOs of venture and private equity-backed companies, CFOs who have taken their companies public, and CFOs of venture funds.
June 1, 2023
Dustin Pederson is the Chief Financial Officer for Locus Robotics, a subscription-based autonomous mobile robotics and software provider for over 230 warehouse sites in the U.S. In this episode, Hercules Capital host Noah Carville and Dustin discuss the principles of scaling a business, fundraising and managing operations in today’s economy, the trade-offs between raising debt versus raising equity, and much more.
May 18, 2023
#20: Mergers, Acquisitions, and IPOs: Lessons From 40 Years in Silicon Valley featuring Laureen DeBuono
Laureen DeBuono is a highly seasoned CEO, COO, CFO, and Board Member, currently serving as Managing Partner at FLG Partners. During her career, she has raised over $2B in financings, led 2 IPOs, and completed over $12B in M&A transactions. In this episode, Eddie and Laureen discuss company restructuring, five qualities CFOs need to be successful, advice for companies that can’t access IPOs, and much more.
February 23, 2023
#19: Cleantech 2.0. Why the Next 10 Years Will Be the Best Years for Cleantech featuring Meera Clark
Meera Clark is a principal at Redpoint Ventures. She has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Venture Capital, Business Insider’s 55 Rising-Star VCs of 2021, and Venture Forward Women. In this episode, Catherine and Meera talk about her thoughts on market shifts in 2023 and 2024, climate tech investing, and much more.
February 9, 2023
Ajay Vashee is the former CFO of Dropbox and a current general partner of IVP. During his tenure, Ajay helped scale Dropbox from $45M to nearly $2B in revenue and grow the employee base 30-fold. As one of the youngest CFOs of a publicly listed company, Ajay helped lead Dropbox through its milestone IPO.
Senior Managing Director, BD
Catherine leads origination, venture relationships, and business development for the fund’s Technology and Sustainable/Renewable Groups.