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GSV Capital Corp. Reports Q2 Financial Results

Net Asset Value of $9.11 per Share as of June 30, 2017; Board of Directors Approves $5.0 Million Share Repurchase Program

WOODSIDE, Calif., Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GSV Capital Corp. today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Net assets totaled approximately $202.1 million, or $9.11 per share, at June 30, 2017, as compared to $8.83 per share at March 31, 2017 and $8.66 per share at December 31, 2016.

"We are pleased with the progress GSV Capital has made in the second quarter, as the overall portfolio continues to perform well, and concentrate on meaningful positions in leading private companies such as Palantir, Spotify, Dropbox, Coursera, and Lyft," said Michael Moe, Executive Chairman of GSV Capital.

"We are optimistic that a more robust IPO market and continued M&A activity will be a positive catalyst for our portfolio, but we remain determined to take proactive steps to maximize shareholder value," Moe continued. "To this end, we are assertively monetizing positions as opportunities arise, and our Board of Directors approved a $5.0 million discretionary share repurchase program. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that GSV Capital's lead director, Mark Klein, will transition to the role of CEO, effective August 11, 2017, where he will focus on enhancing shareholder value and the operations of the fund. Moving forward, I will continue to serve as Executive Chairman of GSV Capital's Board of Directors and will focus on investment strategy."

Investment Portfolio as of June 30, 2017
At June 30, 2017, GSV Capital held positions in 38 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of approximately $282.8 million. Excluding treasuries, the Company's top ten portfolio company investments accounted for 62.6% of the total portfolio at fair value.

Top Ten Investments at June 30, 2017
            $ in millions (rounded)         Fair Value         % of Total
     Palantir Technologies, Inc.         $    37.0                13.1%
     Spotify Technology S.A.                   27.0                  9.6     
     JAMF Holdings, Inc.                         20.6                  7.3     
     Coursera, Inc.                                   18.4                  6.5     
     Dropbox, Inc.                                    14.9                  5.3     
     Chegg, Inc.                                       14.5                  5.1     
     General Assembly Space, Inc.         13.0                  4.6     
     Course Hero, Inc.                             10.5                  3.7     
     Lytro, Inc.                                          10.5                  3.7     
     Ozy Media, Inc.                                 10.5                  3.7     
     Total (rounded)                          $    176.9                62.6%

Of the five key investment themes GSV Capital has identified in its portfolio as of June 30, 2017, Education Technology is its largest commitment, accounting for 36.7% of the total portfolio (excluding treasuries) at fair value. Cloud Computing and Big Data represents 32.7% of the total portfolio (excluding treasuries) at fair value, and Social Mobile, Marketplaces, and Sustainability represent 18.8%, 11.2% and 0.6% of the total portfolio (excluding treasuries) at fair value, respectively.

Recent Developments
On August 8, 2017, GSV Capital announced Michael Moe's resignation as its Chief Executive Officer, effective August 11, 2017.  Mr. Moe will continue to serve as Chairman of GSV Capital's Board of Directors.  GSV Capital's Board of Directors has appointed Mark Klein, a member of GSV Capital's Board of Directors and a consultant to its adviser, GSV Asset Management, LLC, to serve as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 11, 2017.

Given the material discount between the share price and net asset value per share, on August 7, 2017, GSV Capital's Board of Directors authorized a new discretionary share repurchase program of shares of GSV Capital common stock of up to $5.0 million over 12 months, until the earlier of (i) August 6, 2018 or (ii) the repurchase of $5.0 million in aggregate amount of GSV Capital common stock. Under the discretionary repurchase program, the Company may, but is not obligated to, repurchase its outstanding common stock from time to time in the open market provided that the Company complies with the prohibitions under its insider trading policies and procedures and the applicable provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

The timing and number of shares to be repurchased will depend on a number of factors, including market conditions and alternative investment opportunities. In addition, any repurchases will be conducted in accordance with the 1940 Act. The Company has not yet been active in the current repurchase program and there are no assurances that it will engage in repurchases, but if market conditions warrant, the Company now has the ability to take advantage of situations where the Company's management believes share repurchases would be advantageous to the Company and to its stockholders.

Conference Call and Webcast
Management will hold a conference call and webcast for investors today at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET). The conference call access number for U.S. participants is 888-395-3239, and the conference call access number for participants outside the U.S. is 719-457-2617. The conference ID number for both access numbers is 2952199. Additionally, interested parties can listen to a live webcast of the call from the "Investor Relations" section of GSV Capital's website at An archived replay of the webcast will also be available for 12 months following the live presentation.

A replay of the conference call may be accessed until 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET) on August 15, 2017 by dialing 866-375-1919 (U.S.) or 1 719-457-0820 (International) and using conference ID number 2952199.

About GSV Capital Corp.                                                                                              

GSV Capital Corp. (GSVC) is a publicly traded investment fund that seeks to invest in high-growth, venture-backed private companies. Founded by industry veteran Michael Moe, the Company seeks to create a portfolio of high-growth emerging private companies via a repeatable and disciplined investmentapproach, as well as to provide investors with access to such companies through its publicly traded common stock. GSV Capital is headquartered in Woodside, CA.

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