|Description||Publicly traded investment fund.|
|Firsthand Technology Value Fund, 4/2011||$257M|
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.
|Pivotal Systems||12/2012||Venture Round||$4.6M||1|
|Silicon Genesis||8/2007||Series A||$23M||6|