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  Thomas J. Friedmann
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April 9, 2013




United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Division of Investment Management

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20549

Attn: Vincent Di Stefano


Re: Horizon Technology Finance Corporation
  Application for Withdrawal of Post-Effective Amendment No. 5 to the Registration Statement on Form N-2
  File Numbers 333-178516 and 814-00802


Ladies and Gentlemen:


On behalf of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (the “Corporation”), and pursuant to Rule 477 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, we hereby request that Post-Effective Amendment No. 5 (“Post-Effective Amendment No. 5”) to the Corporation’s Registration Statement on Form N-2 be withdrawn, with such withdrawal to be effective as of the date hereof.


Post-Effective Amendment No. 5 was incorrectly filed on EDGAR on April 4, 2013 as a pre-effective amendment instead of a post-effective amendment. The Corporation requests the withdrawal of Post-Effective Amendment No. 5 so that it may be re-filed using the correct EDGAR code. No securities were sold in connection with Post-Effective Amendment No. 5.


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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the undersigned by telephone at 202.261.3313 (or by facsimile at 202.261.3333). Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this matter.




/s/ Thomas J. Friedmann


Thomas J. Friedmann


Cc:     John C. Bombara, Horizon Technology Finance Corporation