Scott Bluestein

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Hercules Capital, Inc.

Scott Bluestein

Scott Bluestein

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Hercules Capital, Inc.

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Hercules Capital, Inc.
Hercules Capital
Century Capital Management LLC

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Birthday

1979

Age

42

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Founder at Hercules Capital

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General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Hercules Capital

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Chief Financial Officer at Hercules Capital, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director & Group Head Life Science at Hercules Capital

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General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary at Hercules Capital, Inc.

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Associate General Counsel at Hercules Capital

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General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary at Hercules Capital, Inc.

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Managing Director, Life Sciences at GATX Corp.

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Head of Venture Lending, Technology Group at Hercules Capital, Inc.

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Managing Director at Hercules Capital

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Scott Bluestein
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Hercules Capital, Inc.
Education
BBA

Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools as well as one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb. Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: our scholars and experts generate more than $500 million in research funding annually, while also maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching. The university is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, and by collaboration among its schools, centers and partners.

Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2010 - Current

Hercules Capital, Inc. is a business development company. The firm specializing in providing venture debt, debt, senior secured loans, and growth capital to privately held venture capital-backed companies at all stages of development from startups, to expansion stage including select publicly listed companies and select special opportunity lower middle market companies that require additional capital to fund acquisitions, recapitalizations and refinancing and established-stage companies. The firm provides growth capital financing solutions for capital extension; management buy-out and corporate spin-out financing solutions; company, asset specific, or intellectual property acquisition financing; convertible, subordinated and/or mezzanine loans; domestic and international corporate expansion; vendor financing; revenue acceleration by sales and marketing development, and manufacturing expansion. It provides asset-based financing with a focus on cash flow; accounts receivable facilities; equipment loans or leases; equipment acquisition; facilities build-out and/or expansion; working capital revolving lines of credit; inventory. The firm also provides bridge financing to IPO or mergers and acquisitions or technology acquisition; dividend recapitalizations and other sources of investor liquidity; cash flow financing to protect against share price volatility; competitor acquisition; pre-IPO financing for extra cash on the balance sheet; public company financing to continue asset growth and production capacity; short-term bridge financing; and strategic and intellectual property acquisition financings. It also focuses on customized financing solutions, emerging growth, mid venture, and late venture financing. The firm invests primarily in structured debt with warrants and, to a lesser extent, in senior debt and equity investments. The firm generally seeks to invest in companies that have been operating for at least six to 12 months prior to the date of their investment. It prefers to invest in technology, energy technology, sustainable and renewable technology, and life sciences. Within technology the firm focuses on advanced specialty materials and chemicals; communication and networking, consumer and business products; consumer products and services, digital media and consumer internet; electronics and computer hardware; enterprise software and services; gaming; healthcare services; information services; business services; media, content and information; mobile; resource management; security software; semiconductors; semiconductors and hardware; and software sector. Within energy technology, it invests in agriculture; clean technology; energy and renewable technology, fuels and power technology; geothermal; smart grid and energy efficiency and monitoring technologies; solar; and wind. Within life sciences, the firm invests in biopharmaceuticals; biotechnology tools; diagnostics; drug discovery, development and delivery; medical devices and equipment; surgical devices; therapeutics; pharma services; and specialty pharmaceuticals. It also invests in educational services. The firm invests primarily in United States based companies and considers investment in the West Coast, Mid-Atlantic regions, Southeast and Midwest; particularly in the areas of software, biotech and information services. It invests generally between $1 million to $40 million in companies focused primarily on business services, communications, electronics, hardware, and healthcare services. The firm invests primarily in private companies but also have investments in public companies. For equity investments, the firm seeks to represent a controlling interest in its portfolio companies which may exceed 25% of the voting securities of such companies. The firm seeks to invest a limited portion of its assets in equipment-based loans to early-stage prospective portfolio companies. These loans are generally for amounts up to $3 million but may be up to $15 million for certain energy technology venture investments. The firm allows certain debt investments have the right to convert a portion of the debt investment into equity. It also co-invests with other private equity firms. The firm seeks to exit its investments through initial public offering, a private sale of equity interest to a third party, a merger or an acquisition of the company or a purchase of the equity position by the company or one of its stockholders. The firm has structured debt with warrants which typically have maturities of between two and seven years with an average of three years; senior debt with an investment horizon of less than three years; equipment loans with an investment horizon ranging from three to four years; and equity related securities with an investment horizon ranging from three to seven years. The firm prefers to invest through its balance sheet capital.The company was founded by Manuel A. Henriquez in December 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Chief Executive Officer & CIO
2010 - Current

Hercules Capital is an Independent Venture Capital firm provides growth capital to companies across all stages of development and specializes in venture debt in the forms of senior and subordinated working capital loans, senior revolving loans and bridge loans, venture leasing and select direct equity capital investments. The firm invests primarily in the technology and life sciences sectors such as computer hardware and software, networking systems and information technology infrastructure, internet services and telecommunications, medical devices, biopharmaceuticals and healthcare services. They provide financing in the form of senior secured term loans, senior lien loans, senior or junior mezzanine subordinate term loans, traditional growth capital loans, asset-based loans or revolvers, asset specific equipment loans, acquisition finance loans, public to private financing, PIPEs mezzanine loans and select private equity co-investments.

Founder
2009 - 2010

Century Capital Management mainly invests in the common stocks of US small- and mid-cap companies. The firm also serves as the advisor to one mutual fund that invests in US companies with mid-to-large market-caps.Century’s primary method of analysis is fundamental, bottom-up research. They analyze a company’s competitive advantage, potential for growth in revenue and earnings, return on equity, quality of management, and the ability of the company’s capital structure to sustain future growth. Quantitative tools are used to augment fundamental research, and each prospective holding is subject to a rigorous intrinsic valuation analysis.The Small Cap Growth strategy and Century Small Cap Select Fund invest primarily in the common stocks of US companies with small market-caps typically not exceeding that of the largest company in the Russell 2000 index over the prior 12 months that have a growth orientation.The Small-Mid Cap Growth strategy and Century Growth Opportunities Fund invest primarily in the common stocks of small and medium-sized US companies with market-caps of $800 million to $6 billion selected for their growth potential.The Small Cap Value strategy invests primarily in the common stocks of companies with small market-caps that have a relative value orientation. The strategy invests in companies across all sectors of the economy and may include investments in foreign securities.Century Shares Trust invests primarily in the common stocks of US companies. The fund typically invests in large and medium sized companies, but may invest in any company without regard to market-cap. The fund invests in companies across all sectors of the economy, but may favor companies in particular sectors or industries at different times.The Small-Mid Cap strategy invests primarily in the common stocks of small and medium-sized US companies with market-caps of $500 million to $10 billion selected for their growth potential.

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Member, Board of Directors
2010 - Current

Hercules Capital, Inc. is a business development company. The firm specializing in providing venture debt, debt, senior secured loans, and growth capital to privately held venture capital-backed companies at all stages of development from startups, to expansion stage including select publicly listed companies and select special opportunity lower middle market companies that require additional capital to fund acquisitions, recapitalizations and refinancing and established-stage companies. The firm provides growth capital financing solutions for capital extension; management buy-out and corporate spin-out financing solutions; company, asset specific, or intellectual property acquisition financing; convertible, subordinated and/or mezzanine loans; domestic and international corporate expansion; vendor financing; revenue acceleration by sales and marketing development, and manufacturing expansion. It provides asset-based financing with a focus on cash flow; accounts receivable facilities; equipment loans or leases; equipment acquisition; facilities build-out and/or expansion; working capital revolving lines of credit; inventory. The firm also provides bridge financing to IPO or mergers and acquisitions or technology acquisition; dividend recapitalizations and other sources of investor liquidity; cash flow financing to protect against share price volatility; competitor acquisition; pre-IPO financing for extra cash on the balance sheet; public company financing to continue asset growth and production capacity; short-term bridge financing; and strategic and intellectual property acquisition financings. It also focuses on customized financing solutions, emerging growth, mid venture, and late venture financing. The firm invests primarily in structured debt with warrants and, to a lesser extent, in senior debt and equity investments. The firm generally seeks to invest in companies that have been operating for at least six to 12 months prior to the date of their investment. It prefers to invest in technology, energy technology, sustainable and renewable technology, and life sciences. Within technology the firm focuses on advanced specialty materials and chemicals; communication and networking, consumer and business products; consumer products and services, digital media and consumer internet; electronics and computer hardware; enterprise software and services; gaming; healthcare services; information services; business services; media, content and information; mobile; resource management; security software; semiconductors; semiconductors and hardware; and software sector. Within energy technology, it invests in agriculture; clean technology; energy and renewable technology, fuels and power technology; geothermal; smart grid and energy efficiency and monitoring technologies; solar; and wind. Within life sciences, the firm invests in biopharmaceuticals; biotechnology tools; diagnostics; drug discovery, development and delivery; medical devices and equipment; surgical devices; therapeutics; pharma services; and specialty pharmaceuticals. It also invests in educational services. The firm invests primarily in United States based companies and considers investment in the West Coast, Mid-Atlantic regions, Southeast and Midwest; particularly in the areas of software, biotech and information services. It invests generally between $1 million to $40 million in companies focused primarily on business services, communications, electronics, hardware, and healthcare services. The firm invests primarily in private companies but also have investments in public companies. For equity investments, the firm seeks to represent a controlling interest in its portfolio companies which may exceed 25% of the voting securities of such companies. The firm seeks to invest a limited portion of its assets in equipment-based loans to early-stage prospective portfolio companies. These loans are generally for amounts up to $3 million but may be up to $15 million for certain energy technology venture investments. The firm allows certain debt investments have the right to convert a portion of the debt investment into equity. It also co-invests with other private equity firms. The firm seeks to exit its investments through initial public offering, a private sale of equity interest to a third party, a merger or an acquisition of the company or a purchase of the equity position by the company or one of its stockholders. The firm has structured debt with warrants which typically have maturities of between two and seven years with an average of three years; senior debt with an investment horizon of less than three years; equipment loans with an investment horizon ranging from three to four years; and equity related securities with an investment horizon ranging from three to seven years. The firm prefers to invest through its balance sheet capital.The company was founded by Manuel A. Henriquez in December 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Director
Prior - 2013

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