Hercules is the premier specialty finance company providing venture debt and equity to venture capital and private equity backed technology and life science companies at all stages of development. We created this Web site to provide a comprehensive introduction to our company, our financing solutions and our investment focus— each of which vividly demonstrates our clear differentiation within the industry. Our goal at Hercules is simple but vital. We partner with entrepreneurial companies to help them reach essential milestones. Our mission is to support the entrepreneurs of today with the capital resources, experience and expertise to guide them toward becoming the corporate leaders of tomorrow. We share a common goal with our portfolio companies: striving for and achieving continued growth and success throughout their business lifecycles. Hercules’ unique advantage is our partners, who collectively offer more than 274 years of experience in venture capital, specialized technology and life science lending, acquisition finance and leveraged leasing. The experience of our professionals—averaging 15 years each—enables us to help entrepreneurs realize value through follow-on financings, public stock offerings and mergers and acquisitions.