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GSV Capital Corp. Reports Q4 and FY 2016 Results

Net Asset Value of $8.66 per Share as of December 31, 2016

WOODSIDE, Calif., March 16, 2017 (via GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GSV Capital Corp. ("GSV Capital" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:GSVC) today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. Net assets totaled approximately $192.1 million, or $8.66 per share, at December 31, 2016, as compared to $10.08 per share at September 30, 2016 and $12.08 per share at December 31, 2015.

"While we are disappointed with the decline in NAV during the quarter, our long-term strategic focus on identifying and investing in the world's most dynamic, venture-backed private companies remains unchanged," said Michael Moe, Chief Executive Officer of GSV Capital. "We believe that Snap's successful IPO is a strong positive signal for other top names in the GSV Capital portfolio and we are encouraged by recent developments in the broader growth economy."

Investment Portfolio as of December 31, 2016
At December 31, 2016, GSV Capital held positions in 45 portfolio companies with an aggregate fair value of approximately $262.0 million. Excluding Treasuries, the Company's top ten portfolio company investments accounted for 60.2% of the total portfolio at fair value.
      
Of the five key investment themes GSV Capital has identified in its portfolio as of December 31, 2016, Education Technology is its largest commitment, accounting for 36.8% of the total portfolio at fair value. Cloud Computing and Big Data represents 34.3% of the total portfolio at fair value, and Social Mobile, Marketplaces and Sustainability represent 17.5%, 9.8% and 1.6% of the total portfolio at fair value, respectively.

Fourth Quarter 2016 Portfolio Investment Activity
In the fourth quarter of 2016, GSV Capital invested $526,000 in NestGSV, Inc. and $250,000 in Beamreach Solar, Inc.

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 number for U.S. participants is 877-852-6543, and the conference call number for participants outside of the United States is 1-719-325-4839. The conference ID number for both call numbers is 8092483. Additionally, interested parties can listen to a live webcast of the call from the "Investor Relations" section of GSV Capital's website at http://investors.gsvcap.com/. 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 March 23, 2017 by dialing 888-203-1112 (U.S.) or 1-719-457-0820 (international) and using conference ID number 8092483.

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. Led by industry veteran Michael Moe, the Company seeks to create a portfolio of high-growth emerging private companies via a repeatable and disciplined investment approach, as well as to provide investors with access to such companies through its publicly traded common stock. GSV Capital is headquartered in Woodside, CA. www.gsvcap.com

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Contact: GSV Capital Corp., (650) 235-4769, IR@gsvam.com