Harvest Capital Strategies LLC is a SEC-registered investment advisor that focuses on long-short equity hedge funds, private equity and venture capital, and middle-market lending.
Our hedge fund managers specialize in technology, agriculture, financial services and small-cap equities. Late-stage secondary venture capital investments are made through our Harvest Growth Capital funds, while middle-market corporate lending is conducted by HCAP Advisors through publicly traded Harvest Capital Credit Corporation (NASDAQ:HCAP), a business development company.
Our investment philosophy is based on the belief that leveraging our extensive network of relationships and exercising a rigorous fundamental research process allow us to achieve an informational and competitive edge. We also believe that portfolio managers who have demonstrable domain expertise are better equipped to exploit market inefficiencies because of their abilities to source and interpret information.
We have built a client-focused and scalable asset management platform that incorporates operational best practices and is designed for growth in an increasingly challenging industry environment. Our culture is performance-driven and focused on preserving capital, sharing a common risk framework and generating alpha through fundamentally driven investment selection. We strive for superior returns by performing exhaustive due diligence and a rigorous analytical process for both long and short positions. We expect this discipline to provide capital preservation and consistent performance during all market cycles.
Our investors include a range of institutions, family offices and high-net-worth individuals in both the United States and abroad. Our firm and our principals have also made significant investments in our products, which we believe aligns us with our investors and demonstrates our commitment to the investment strategies we employ.