Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) is an exciting income investment offering a 10% yield, a robust balance sheet, and strong growth prospects. The company is uniquely positioned in the venture capital industry. It has two advantages: it is internally managed and debt-focused. The former is a rare bird in the VC business. Being a managed company saves expenses for external funds managers, thus improving the company`s bottom line. The latter is often overlooked, but VC debt funders will gain more traction in a higher for longer interest rates environment. Hercules Capital is one of the few internally managed business development companies (BDCs).