Intuitive, Agile Capital
Special Situation companies in our portfolio have used Hercules’ senior secured loans to grow and develop their business during times of change or during inflection points that are not readily served by typical financings. Our Special Situations loans tend to be focused on later-stage companies, often public, with assets and enterprise value that require in-depth analysis and keen assessment of risk factors. In this vertical, Hercules Capital focuses on many of the same sectors as its Life Sciences, Technology and Sustainable + Renewable Technology verticals.Work with us
SPECIAL SITUATIONS TEAM
SPECIAL SITUATIONS TEAM
Manuel A. Henriquez Founder, Chairman and CEO
Manuel is a 30–year veteran of the venture capital and financing community who has devoted his career to helping entrepreneurs and new businesses succeed by providing them with highly responsive, creative and flexible financing solutions.
As an entrepreneur and innovator himself, Manuel understands the challenges new ventures face as they seek to find the capital necessary to begin production, scale their operations or take their companies public. Under his leadership, Hercules has completed more than $6.7 billion in investments to over 375 companies.
Prior to founding Hercules Capital, Manuel was a Managing Director at VantagePoint where he focused on technology investments. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Comdisco Ventures, a division of Comdisco, Inc.
As a long standing advocate for children’s health and education, Manuel also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lucile Packard Foundation as well as the Children’s Health Council. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for the Charles Armstrong School, an independent elementary and middle school that serves students with language-based learning differences.
Christian Follmann Sr. Director of Operations & Strategic Projects
Christian is a Senior Director of Operations and Strategic Projects. He focuses on debt and equity investments in the Technology sector and supporting Hercules’ West Coast operations.
Christian first joined Hercules as an analyst intern in the Palo Alto office in July 2006 and was promoted to the role of associate in December 2009 and then director of investment analysis and strategy in August 2011. Christian was promoted to his current role in 2016.
Christian graduated from Northeastern University and Reutlingen University in Germany, receiving a Bachelor of Science in International Business from each institution.
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Hercules Capital was very supportive of ReachLocal as we transitioned the business. Their flexibility and focus on what really mattered helped us achieve our goals as we worked through a volatile period.
Ross LandsbaumCFO, ReachLocal