Managing Director, Life Sciences at Hercules Technology Growth Capital
Janice Bourque is Managing Director of Life Sciences for Hercules Technology Growth Capital. At Hercules, the premier specialty finance company with $3 billion committed to over 200 life science, technology and clean tech companies, she provides venture debt and equity ranging from $5-$40 Million to venture capital and private equity backed, and small cap public life science companies at all stages of development.
Ms. Bourque recently advised and provided strategic corporate investor fundraising for Commons Capital and Oxford Bioscience Partners, two life science venture capital firms, to create a Gates Foundation supported $100 Million Commons Capital Global Health focused on innovative healthcare investments for emerging and developing countries.
Previously, she was Senior Vice President and Group Head-Life Sciences for Comerica Bank for the four years. She lead Comerica’s strategy for the life sciences by delivering value to the industry and generating portfolio growth through relationship development and creative debt financing.
Formerly, Ms. Bourque was President/CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC) for 12 years. Under her leadership, MBC released MassBiotech 2010, providing a blueprint for Massachusetts to remain at the forefront of the biotechnology revolution. MBC was the first biotechnology association in the world and achieved national and international leadership during her tenure. The organization served as a model for future life science associations by demonstrating success via collaboration with policy makers, educators, media, scientists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and service providers.
Prior to leading the MBC, Ms Bourque held several other senior managerial positions, including CFO/controller of Cambridge Medical Technology Corporation, senior public accountant for Coopers & Lybrand Emerging and Middle Market Group, and NASA Space Science grants project manager for the first satellite payloads to be repaired by the space shuttle missions.
Ms. Bourque is currently on the boards of the Village Bank and Commodore Builders, Emeritus Director of the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, as well as advisor to TBS Technologies, a Springboard Enterprises Life Science Council member, Co- President of the Crystal Lake Conservancy, board member of the Newton Hyde CDC and is a member of the Women’s Forum. She has won numerous awards and was named one of Boston Magazine’s 100 most influential women andNewton Living Magazine’s 10 most influential women. Ms. Bourque received her MBA degree in finance and accounting and her BS degree in veterinary science from the University of New Hampshire.