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Washington, D.C. 20549



Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

June 27, 2011

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
of incorporation)

2965 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA  94062
 (Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 206-2965

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 8.01                 Other Events.

On June 27, 2011, GSV Capital Corp. issued a press release announcing that it has acquired 225,000 shares of social-networking company Facebook at an average price of $29.28 per share. The text of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

Item 9.01                 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

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Exhibit No.
Press release dated June 27, 2011




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:    June 27, 2011
/s/ Stephen D. Bard
Stephen D. Bard
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance
Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary

Unassociated Document
Exhibit 99.1

GSV Capital Invests in Facebook

Unique investment fund gives individual investors access to popular social-networking company

Woodside, CA - June 27, 2011 – GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC) announced that it has acquired 225,000 shares in social-networking company Facebook at an average price of $29.28 per share.  The investment of $6,587,500 represents approximately 15% of GSV’s total portfolio.

“Facebook is a one-of-a-kind business which has created enormous network effects.  With over 650 million people on its platform, or approximately 1/10 of the world’s population, Facebook has established itself as a next generation social communications platform,” said Michael T. Moe, GSV Capital’s CEO and founder.

GSV Capital’s mission is to identify and invest in the premier VC backed private companies in the marketplace today – at attractive valuations.

“GSV leveraged its network to quickly execute the transaction, entering the agreement to purchase shares of Facebook shortly after the close of our company’s initial public offering.  This is a true testament to the strength of our team and a great example of how we intend to quickly seize opportunities on behalf of our investors,” Moe added.

This purchase of Facebook shares was subject to certain closing conditions, including a 30-day “Right of First Refusal” or ROFR, expiration.

GSV is presently in the final stages with a handful of private company investments that it anticipates acquiring within the next 30 days, subject to applicable closing conditions.  

About GSV Capital Corp.

GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC) is a publicly traded investment fund that gives individual investors access to high growth, venture backed private companies. GSV Capital is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. GSV is headquartered in Woodside, CA.  For more information please visit http://gsvcap.com/

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein may constitute “forward-looking statements,” which relate to future events or our future performance or financial condition. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, condition or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  GSV Capital Corp. undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made herein.


GSV Contacts:

Alex Wellins
(415) 217-5861

Kim Hughes
(415) 489-2188