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Hercules Capital, Inc.

Founders Manuel A. Henriquez Roy Y. Liu Scott Harvey

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Total investments 242
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$38M
Portfolio companies 212
Rounds per year 11.52
Lead investments 69
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.11
Exits 135
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Debt

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical
  • Software
Summary

In 2003 was created Hercules Capital, Inc., which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

The current fund was established by Manuel A. Henriquez, Scott Harvey. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2010. The important activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Hercules Capital, Inc. performs on 24 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Medical, Therapeutics. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Anacor Pharmaceutical, Machine Zone, Zayo. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Hercules Capital, Inc., startups are often financed by VantagePoint Capital Partners, OrbiMed, InterWest Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are InterWest Partners, Venrock, Kleiner Perkins. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Venrock, Steamboat Ventures, General Motors Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

NorthSea Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Therapeutics
$80M17 Dec 2021 The Netherlands, North Holland, Netherlands

CloudPay

Cloud Computing
Information Technology
Payments
SaaS
Software
$25M03 May 2018 Test Valley, England, United Kingdom

SparkPost

Analytics
Business Information Systems
Cloud Infrastructure
Email
Email Marketing
Messaging
Software
$27M18 Feb 2015 Columbia, Maryland, United States

Gamma Medica

Biotechnology
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
$11M22 Oct 2014 New Hampshire, United States

CapLinked

Collaboration
Enterprise Software
Finance
FinTech
Software
$2M29 Nov 2012 California, United States

E-Band Communications

Manufacturing
Telecommunications
Wireless
27 May 2009 San Diego, California, United States

E-Band Communications

Manufacturing
Telecommunications
Wireless
$10M11 Dec 2007 San Diego, California, United States

Elixir Pharmaceuticals

Biotechnology
Diabetes
Pharmaceutical
$31M27 Nov 2006 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

BARRX Medical

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
$27M20 Jul 2006 Sunnyvale, California, United States
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HiberCell Raises $67.4M in Series B Financing; Secures $30M Debt Facility from Hercules Capital

– HiberCell, a NYC-based biotechnology company developing therapeutics focused on preventing cancer relapse and metastasis, completed a Series B financing round for gross proceeds of $67.4m.
– The company closed on a $30m debt facility with Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC).
– The Series B round included new investors Huizenga Capital Management, Monashee Investment Management, funds managed by Tekla Capital Management LLC, Hercules Capital, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners and other undisclosed investors.
– Returning investors, including ARCH Venture Partners, Magnetic Ventures, Bristol Myers Squibb, Trinitas Capital, and others from the Series A syndicate also participated in the round.

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Total investments 242
Average round size 38M
Rounds per year 11.52
Peak activity year 2007
Lead investments 69
Follow on index 0.11
Exits 135
Group Appearance index 0.29

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

NorthSea Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Therapeutics
$80M17 Dec 2021 The Netherlands, North Holland, Netherlands

CloudPay

Cloud Computing
Information Technology
Payments
SaaS
Software
$25M03 May 2018 Test Valley, England, United Kingdom

SparkPost

Analytics
Business Information Systems
Cloud Infrastructure
Email
Email Marketing
Messaging
Software
$27M18 Feb 2015 Columbia, Maryland, United States

Gamma Medica

Biotechnology
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
$11M22 Oct 2014 New Hampshire, United States

CapLinked

Collaboration
Enterprise Software
Finance
FinTech
Software
$2M29 Nov 2012 California, United States

E-Band Communications

Manufacturing
Telecommunications
Wireless
27 May 2009 San Diego, California, United States

E-Band Communications

Manufacturing
Telecommunications
Wireless
$10M11 Dec 2007 San Diego, California, United States

Elixir Pharmaceuticals

Biotechnology
Diabetes
Pharmaceutical
$31M27 Nov 2006 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

BARRX Medical

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
$27M20 Jul 2006 Sunnyvale, California, United States
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