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Sustainable + Renewable Technology is a disruptive and evolving sector and our financing solutions in this area have been used for growth, operations, expansion, acquisitions, and deployment of facilities. Within the Sustainable + Renewable Technology vertical, Hercules Capital focuses on companies that are disrupting traditional industries in areas including:
Vehicle Technology, Energy Generation and Storage, Ag Technology, Advanced Materials, Industry 4.0, and more.Work with Us
SUSTAINABLE + RENEWABLE TEAM
SUSTAINABLE + RENEWABLE 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 committed more than $8.0 billion in investments to over 430 VC-backed, innovative 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, developmental learning and education, Manuel currently serves as a director on the following non-profit boards:
Northeastern University, where Manuel is a Member of the President West Coast Council, Member of the Academic Affairs and Student Experience Committee, and Member of the Corporation;
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (LPFCH), which was established in 1996 out of the Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University and is an independent public charity, devoted exclusively to elevating the priority of children’s health and increasing the quality and accessibility of children’s healthcare through leadership and direct investment. Manuel serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, Chairman of the Executive Search Committee, Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the Investment Committee.
Children’s Health Council “CHC” which specializes in working with children with ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression and Autism Spectrum Disorders and Teen Mental Health Therapy. Manuel serves as Corporate Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Chairman of the Investment Committee and Member of the Executive Committee.
Previously, Manuel also served on the Board of Directors for the Charles Armstrong School, an independent, non-profit, co-educational lower- and middle-day school specializing in teaching students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Located in Belmont, California, Armstrong helps its students re-enter traditional public and private schools with the learning tools necessary to be language proficient.
Scott Bluestein Chief Investment Officer
Scott is the Chief Investment Officer for Hercules Capital. He is responsible for the company’s lending policies and risk management practices related to its loan and investment portfolio.
Scott joined Hercules in 2010 as chief credit officer and brings more than 10 years of financial services, direct investment and credit experience to Hercules. Most recently, he served as founder and partner of Century Tree Capital Management, a fund established to make senior secured debt investments with warrants and equity co-investments in small and micro-cap public and private companies.
Prior to that, he was managing director at Laurus – Valens Capital Management, where he had responsibility for a structured debt with equity investment portfolio, including new investments, portfolio management, and restructurings. Previously, Scott worked at UBS Investment Bank, where he was a member of the Financial Technology Coverage Group.
Scott received his B.B.A. in Finance from Emory University.
Hercules committed capital leading up to our public company debut and remained a strong partner after our IPO, providing Enphase with additional funding. We would gladly recommend Hercules and would be happy to work with them again
Rick Fieber ( Treasurer, Enphase Energy )