We are a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in
development-stage companies in the technology, life science, healthcare
information and services and cleantech industries, which we refer to
collectively as our "Target Industries." Our investment objective is to generate
current income from the loans we make and capital appreciation from the warrants
we receive when making such loans. We make secured loans, which we refer to as
"Venture Loans," to companies backed by established venture capital and private
equity firms in our Target Industries, which we refer to as "Venture Lending."
We also selectively lend to publicly traded companies in our Target Industries.