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Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVC) (the “Fund”), a publicly traded venture capital fund that invests in technology and cleantech companies, disclosed today that its top five holdings as of November 30, 2015 were IntraOp, Pivotal, Turn, QMAT, and Wrightspeed.

  1. IntraOp Medical Corp. is the manufacturer of the Mobetron, a medical device that is used to deliver intra-operative radiation to cancer patients. As of November 30, 2015, the Fund’s investment in IntraOp consisted of 26,856,187 shares of preferred stock plus debt securities and represented approximately 14.9% of the Fund’s estimated net assets.*

  2. Pivotal Systems, Inc. provides monitoring and process control technologies for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. As of November 30, 2015, the Fund’s investment in Pivotal consisted of 27,270,713 shares of preferred stock and represented approximately 12.8% of the Fund’s estimated net assets.*

  3. Turn Inc. is a leading provider of advertising technology to Fortune 1000 marketers and their agencies. As of November 30, 2015, the Fund’s investment in Turn consisted of 1,798,562 shares of preferred stock and represented approximately 8.3% of the Fund’s estimated net assets.*

  4. QMAT, Inc. is developing advanced materials technologies for applications in the electronics industry. As of November 30, 2015, the Fund’s investment in QMAT consisted of 14,000,240 shares of preferred stock plus warrants to purchase additional shares, and represented approximately 8.2% of the Fund’s estimated net assets.*

  5. Wrightspeed, Inc. is a supplier of electric drivetrains for medium-duty trucks. As of November 30, 2015, the Fund’s investment in Wrightspeed consisted of 3,819,451 shares of preferred stock, and represented approximately 7.2% of the Fund’s estimated net assets.*

The Fund also announced that, as of November 30, 2015, estimated net assets of the Fund were approximately $179 million, or $23.20 per share, including cash of approximately $0.25 per share. As of that date, the Fund’s top five holdings constituted 51.4% of the Fund’s estimated net assets.* Complete financial statements and a detailed schedule of investments as of September 30, 2015, are available in the Fund’s quarterly report filing on Form 10-Q.