Since October 2003, Manuel A. Henriquez has been the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTGC), a leading debt and equity growth capital provider to technology and life science companies. Prior to co-founding Hercules, Mr. Henriquez was a partner at VantagePoint Venture Partners, a $2.5 billion multi-stage venture capital firm, where he was an active equity investor and board member of many leading communications and software companies. From 1997 to March 2000, Mr. Henriquez was at Comdisco Ventures, where he was the president and chief investment officer, along with other senior level positions. While at Comdisco Ventures, he co-headed the investment activities for more than $2 billion in investments to venture backed companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Henriquez was a vice president at Robertson Stephens & Co.’s late stage equity venture fund, CrossLink Capital (fka Omega Ventures). From 1987 to early 1991, Mr. Henriquez was a vice president at BancBoston Ventures, the Bank of Boston’s early stage venture capital fund. He also was in the Bank of Boston’s specialized High Technology Lending Group.
In addition to his extensive debt and equity investment experience, Mr. Henriquez has held various senior executive level operating positions at companies, including ON Technology (NASDAQ: ONTC), a Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers venture backed software company acquired by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC). He was also the founder of various technology companies including HealthyPets, acquired by Petopia.com. Mr. Henriquez earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from Northeastern University.
Mr. Henriquez has also served on the board of directors of many technology companies, including Alopa Networks (acquired by C-Cor: CCBL), Asiner, S.A. (Mexico City), eAssist Solutions (acquired by Talisma), New Channel (acquired by LivePerson: LPSN), Qiva (acquired by TradeBeam). Savvion, STSN, and Think Engines (acquired by Cognitronics: CGN).