Tim Barnes has over a decade of experience in the venture debt, asset-based loans industry.

Mr. Barnes was a Managing Director at Hercules Capital, Inc. from 2015 - 2018.  He led the firm's new Los Angeles office, responsible for the build out of the team, pipeline sourcing, and deal structuring.  Prior to that, Mr. Barnes served as Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank in Los Angeles, and was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and managing a credit portfolio of commercial, venture debt, and asset-based loans.  Mr. Barnes has led 140+ venture debt deals with investments ranging between $500K - $100MM.

Prior to that, Mr. Barnes served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, with completed assignments at the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles and 355th Fighter Wing in Tucson, Arizona.  Mr. Barnes received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Tucson, and a Master of Business-Administration degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.