SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Firsthand Expertise Worth Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVC) (the “Fund”), a publicly traded enterprise capital fund that invests in know-how and cleantech firms, disclosed as we speak that its prime 5 holdings as of February 29, 2020, have been Pivotal Methods, IntraOp Medical, Wrightspeed, Revasum, and Hera Methods.

1. Pivotal Methods Corp. (ASX: PVS) supplies monitoring and course of management applied sciences for the semiconductor manufacturing trade. As of February 29, 2020, the Fund’s funding in Pivotal consisted of 45,090,506 shares of restricted and unrestricted frequent inventory and customary inventory equivalents and represented roughly 36.1% of the Fund’s estimated whole investments.*
   
2. IntraOp Medical Corp. is the producer of the Mobetron, a medical system that’s used to ship intra-operative radiation to most cancers sufferers. As of February 29, 2020, the Fund’s funding in IntraOp consisted of 26,856,187 shares of most popular inventory plus debt securities and represented roughly 17.0% of the Fund’s estimated whole investments.*
   
3. Wrightspeed, Inc. is a provider of electrical drivetrains for medium-duty vans. As of February 29, 2020, the Fund’s funding in Wrightspeed consisted of 53,625,097 shares of most popular and customary inventory plus debt securities and warrants to buy extra shares, and represented roughly 14.5% of the Fund’s estimated whole investments.*
   
4. Revasum, Inc. (ASX: RVS) is a supplier of chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) and grinding instruments to the semiconductor trade. As of February 29, 2020, the Fund’s funding in Revasum consisted of 46,834,340 shares of restricted and unrestricted frequent inventory and customary inventory equivalents and represented roughly 14.2% of the Fund’s estimated whole investments.*
   
5. Hera Methods, Inc. is creating a constellation of micro-satellites that may ship high-revisit, high-resolution imagery. As of February 29, 2020, the Fund’s funding in Hera consisted of 13,331,527 shares of most popular inventory plus debt securities and warrants to buy extra shares and represented roughly 6.8% of the Fund’s estimated whole investments.*

The Fund additionally introduced that as of February 29, 2020, the estimated whole investments* of the Fund have been roughly $118 million, or $17.06 per share, together with money and money equivalents of roughly $0.24 per share. As of that date, the Fund’s prime 5 holdings constituted 88.6% of the Fund’s estimated whole investments*. Full monetary statements and an in depth schedule of investments as of March 31, 2020, shall be out there within the Fund’s quarterly report submitting on Type 10-Q in Could, 2020.

*Whole investments are estimated as of February 29, 2020, and signify the worth of the Fund’s whole investments as of December 31, 2019, plus the estimated internet change in unrealized appreciation/depreciation and precise realized good points/losses on publicly traded and personal securities since December 31, 2019. For the needs of calculating the proportion of estimated whole investments represented by every funding, the worth of every holding is set by both: (1) the acquisition value, (2) the market worth for public securities, much less any reductions taken on account of restrictions on the inventory, or (3) the December 31, 2019, honest worth of every safety, as decided below procedures authorised by our Board of Administrators. The estimated whole investments determine doesn’t replicate internet asset worth as a result of precise and estimated liabilities (corresponding to estimated tax liabilities and efficiency charges, accrued vendor service charges and different liabilities) usually are not deducted.

About Firsthand Expertise Worth Fund
Firsthand Expertise Worth Fund, Inc. is a publicly traded enterprise capital fund that invests in know-how and cleantech firms. Extra details about the Fund and its holdings will be discovered on-line at www.firsthandtvf.com.

The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end funding firm that elected to be handled as a enterprise growth firm below the Funding Firm Act of 1940. The Fund’s funding goal is to hunt long-term progress of capital. Beneath regular circumstances, the Fund will make investments at the least 80% of its whole property for funding functions in know-how and cleantech firms.  An funding within the Fund includes substantial dangers, a few of that are highlighted beneath. In contrast to most enterprise growth firms, the Fund is taxed as an organization slightly than a Regulated Funding Firm below federal tax legal guidelines, primarily based on the composition of its property. Please see the Fund’s public filings for extra details about charges, bills and danger.  Previous funding outcomes don’t present any assurances about future outcomes.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press launch comprises “forward-looking statements” as outlined below the U.S. federal securities legal guidelines. Usually, the phrases “consider,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “challenge,” “will,” and comparable expressions establish forward-looking statements, which usually usually are not historic in nature. Ahead-looking statements are topic to sure dangers and uncertainties that might trigger precise outcomes to materially differ from the Fund’s historic expertise and its current expectations or projections indicated in any forward-looking assertion. These dangers embrace, however usually are not restricted to, modifications in financial and political circumstances, regulatory and authorized modifications, know-how and cleantech trade danger, valuation danger, non-diversification danger, rate of interest danger, tax danger, and different dangers mentioned within the Fund’s filings with the SEC. You shouldn’t place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which converse solely as of the date they’re made. The Fund undertakes no obligation to publicly replace or revise any forward-looking statements made herein. There isn’t any assurance that the Fund’s funding aims shall be attained. We acknowledge that, however the foregoing, the protected harbor for forward-looking statements below the Non-public Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 doesn’t apply to funding firms corresponding to us.

Contact:

Phil Mosakowski
Firsthand Capital Administration, Inc.
(408) 624-9526
vc@firsthandtvf.com

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