General Investing >> CEO Interviews >> December 4, 2012

Interview with the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO: Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC)

Henriquez, Manuel A.
Manuel A. Henriquez is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Hercules Technology Growth Capital. Mr. Henriquez is a 25-year veteran of the venture capital and financing community. Under his leadership, the firm has completed investments of more than $3 billion to over 215 companies. Prior to cofounding the company, Mr. Henriquez was a Managing Director at VantagePoint Venture Partners from August 2000 through July 2003, where he focused on technology investments. He is also the former President and Chief Investment Officer of Comdisco Ventures, a division of Comdisco, Inc., a leading technology and financial services company, from November 1999 to March 2000. Prior to that, from March 1997 to November 1999, he was a Managing Director of Comdisco Ventures and a Senior Member of the investment team that originated over $2 billion of equipment lease, debt and equity transactions from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Henriquez received a B.S. in business administration from Northeastern University and is a member of the university’s board of directors. He also serves on the board of directors for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and is a long time advocate for children’s health and education. He also previously served on the board of directors for Charles Armstrong School, an independent elementary and middle school that serves students with language-based learning differences.  Profile
TWST: Start by giving us some history of Hercules.

Mr. Henriquez: I founded the business in December 2003 and its the fifth company that I’ve started, but the first one from