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Healthcare in Focus

Parag Shah
Group Head of Life Sciences and Senior Managing Director-Hercules Growth Capital
Monday, December 9, 2013
Parag Shah
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTGC) is a 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.Founded in 2003, the company primarily finances privately held companies backed by leading venture capital and private
equity firms and has a market cap of $988.78 million.

The firm's Life Science team has deep domain expertise in biotechnology, pharmaceutical development and medical device technology. We aim at helping portfolio companies strategically navigate the regulatory environment and bringing new therapies to market through customized financing solutions.

Investing in the Future

Oncology is a highly interesting area in the healthcare segment that will see great developments. Research in this segment has grown manifolds in the past 10 years. A lot has been researched about our genetic sequence, different types of cancer cells and what the cancer genome actually looks like. The level of insights we have today was not there before. We now know that cancer is not just one disease buy various different kinds of diseases. With such information in hand, it is easier to develop therapies which are more focused and effective.

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