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DescriptionPublicly traded investment fund.


Firsthand Technology Value Fund, 4/2011 $257M


San Jose, USA
150 Almaden Blvd.
Ste. 1250
San Jose, CA, 95113


Chief Investment Officer
Investor Relations
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Firsthand Technology Value Fund

Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. is a publicly traded investment fund that provides private technology and cleantech companies with development funding and working capital, primarily in the form of equity investments. Cleantech companies include those engaged in the sale of goods and services designed to harness renewable energy and materials, eliminate emissions and waste, and reduce the use of natural resources.

We are a Maryland corporation and are registered with the SEC as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. This provides the company with certain structural advantages, including public liquidity and a beneficial tax structure.

Firsthand Capital Management, Inc. provides investment management services to us. Firsthand is led by Kevin Landis, a seasoned technology and cleantech investor with more than 25 years of experience in technology and investment management. Firsthand’s team has been responsible for over $150 million of investments in more than 25 private companies over the past dozen years.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Turn 1/2014Series E$80M9
Telepathy 9/2013Series A$5M1
Tapad 3/2013Series B$6.5M3
Pivotal Systems 12/2012Venture Round$4.6M1
SoloPower 5/2012Venture Round$7.1M4
SoloPower 10/2008Series C$48.2M4
Silicon Genesis 8/2007Series A$23M6



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  2. Digital Ad Company Turn Raises $80M, Stays Vague On Possible IPO Plans ( [edit]
  3. Telepathy closes $5m Series A funding ( [edit]
  4. Mobile Ad Targeter Tapad Raises $6.5 Million, Valued at $140 Million ( [edit]
  5. Pivotal Systems Raises $4.6 Million in Funding to Meet Growing Global Demand for Revolutionary Gas Flow Controller (GFC) Product ( [edit]
  6. SoloPower Raises More Funding For Flexible CIGS Solar Panels ( [edit]
  7. Capital Report Index [edit]
  8. Silicon Genesis, maker of semiconductor process technology, raises $23M. ( [edit]
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