We are anti-hype

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

--Thomas Edison

Hype is toxic. FOMO is an investor’s kryptonite. The relentless hype cycle drives irrational investment decisions. We value solid business fundamentals, happy customers, and real engagement.
We Know our Strike Zone

One man with conviction will overwhelm a hundred who only have opinions.

-Winston Churchill

We are early stage investors in software and marketplace businesses across categories. Our process involves a deep level of diligence that builds authentic conviction between us and the founders that choose us.
We're in it for the Long Run

Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.

-Ernest Shackleton

We invest in companies with bold plans to transform industries and be standalone-at-scale category leaders in markets that matter. Building iconic companies takes time, we’re not in it for the quick flip.

- Our Portfolio



Acquired by Uber

Acquired by AT&T

Acquired by TPG

Acquired by Dell

Acquired by Sage

IPO - Acquired by Oracle

Acquired by the New York Times Company

Acquired by Crunchtime

Acquired by K1

Acquired by VMWare

Acquired by HP

Acquired by OpenText

Acquired by Dell

Acquired by Vista Equity

Acquired by King

Acquired by Engine Gaming and Media, Inc

Acquired by HP

Acquired by NetApp

Acquired by Marketo

Acquired by Thales

Acquired by Hitachi Vantara

Acquired by Arcserve

- Meet the Team

Bob Spinner

Founding Partner

Greg Gretsch

Managing Director

John Otterson

Investor Relations

Pete Solvik

Managing Director

Victor Echevarria


Denise Soucie


Kathleen Connolly


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