Catherine Jhung

Senior Managing Director


Hercules Capital

Catherine Jhung is a Senior Managing Director at Hercules and leads origination, venture relationships, and business development for the fund’s Technology and Sustainable/Renewable Groups. Catherine’s investments include AppDirect, Arctic Wolf, Carbon Health, Carwow, C2FO, Convoy, Couchbase (NASDAQ: BASE), DemandBase, Fastly (NYSE: FSLY), Impossible Foods, PivotBio, RocketLab (NASDAQ: RKLB), SingleStore, SeatGeek, Skydio, Thumbtack, Varsity Tutors (NYSE: NRDY), Velo3D (NYSE: VLD), WorldRemit, Wrike (acquired by Vista), Zimperium (acquired by Liberty Strategic Capital), and others.

Before joining Hercules, Catherine spent over 10 years in senior operational roles within startup companies, including sales, business development, research and product management. At Cleantech Group, Catherine ran the company’s data business, where she lead the product, engineering, research and sales teams. Prior to Cleantech Group, Jhung was the Director of Sales at edo Interactive. Prior to edo Interactive, Catherine spent over five years on the executive team at Equilar, the leading research firm for benchmarking executive and board compensation. There, she built and managed the business development and client services divisions from the ground up, growing the business to over 600 clients.

Catherine received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, a BS in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Computer Information Systems from UC Davis.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday March 31, 2023

Highlighting the Differences Between Venture Debt Use in Banks vs. Funds

  • Banks may have lower cost of capital
  • Funds may not be as constrained by banks in the amount they can invest
  • Who is typically more supportive – banks or funds?
  • Understanding financial covenants
  • Due diligence: just as important for investors as companies