Profile: GSV Capital Corp (GSVC.A)
17 May 2019
GSV Capital Corp. (GSV Capital), incorporated on October 17, 2010, is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company's investment objective is to maximize its portfolio's total return, principally by seeking capital gains on its equity and equity-related investments. The Company invests principally in the equity securities, which are venture-capital-backed emerging companies. The Company acquires its investments through direct investments with portfolio companies, secondary marketplaces for private companies and negotiations with selling stockholders. The Company may also invest in select publicly traded equity securities or certain non-United States companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria. The Company seeks to create a low-turnover portfolio that includes investments in companies representing a range of investment themes. The Company typically seeks to invest approximately 90% of its portfolio in late-stage companies and the remaining approximately 10% in emerging companies that fit within its targeted areas, where the Company sees the potential for higher returns from early investment. Its investment activities are managed by its investment advisor, GSV Asset Management, LLC (GSV Asset Management).
The Company's investment philosophy is based on identifying potentially high-growth emerging companies across several key industry themes, which may include, among others, social mobile, cloud computing and big data, Internet commerce, sustainability and education technology. The Company seeks to deploy capital primarily in the form of non-controlling equity and equity-related investments, including common stock, warrants, preferred stock and similar forms of senior equity, which may or may not be convertible into a portfolio company's common equity, and convertible debt securities with an equity component. Typically, its preferred stock investments are non-income producing, have different voting rights and are generally convertible into common stock at its discretion.
GSV Capital Corp
2925 Woodside Rd
WOODSIDE CA 94062-2443