May 16, 2012

GSV Announces Closing of Follow-on Offering

WOODSIDE, Calif., May 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GSV Capital Corp. (Nasdaq:GSVC) (the "Company") today announced that it has closed its previously announced follow-on offering of shares of its common stock. In connection with today's closing, the Company issued 6,900,000 shares of its common stock (including 900,000 shares of common stock that were issued upon full exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option), resulting in gross proceeds of $112.1 million.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this public offering to invest in portfolio companies in accordance with its investment objective and strategies, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. acted as sole book-running manager for the offering. Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE Amex:LTS), Lazard Capital Markets LLC, National Securities Corporation, Aegis Capital Corp., Maxim Group LLC and CICC HK Securities acted as co-managers.

About GSV Capital Corp.

GSV Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: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 fund's objective is 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.

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CONTACT: GSV Contacts:



         Alex Wellins

         (415) 217-5861



         Kim Hughes

         (415) 516-6187

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