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.
Our strike zone

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

-Winston Churchill

We are Series A investors in software and marketplace businesses across categories. Valuing quality relationships over quantity of companies, we lead, join boards, and help early stage companies become sophisticated growth engines.
Markets that matter

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 in perpetuity. Building iconic companies takes time, we’re not in it for the quick flip.
Exceptionally capable people

The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

-Alexander Graham Bell

We partner with founders that can tackle any problem adeptly and who are as relentlessly dedicated to their craft as we are to ours.

- 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 Intuit

Acquired by HP

Acquired by NetApp

Acquired by Marketo

Acquired by Thales

Acquired by Hitachi Vantara

Acquired by Arcserve

- Meet the Team

Greg Gretsch

Managing Director

Pete Solvik

Managing Director

Victor Echevarria

Managing Director

Bob Spinner

Founding Partner

Dan Preston

Venture Partner

John Otterson

Operating Partner and Investor Relations

Johnny Brackett

Portfolio Marketing

Denise Soucie


Kathleen Connolly


- More About Us

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