Founded in 1994 with offices in Boston and San Francisco, Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm that provides capital and strategic support to innovative companies in the information economy. The firm has invested in over 120 companies and is currently investing Fund VII, a $1 billion fund raised in 2014.
For more than two decades, Spectrum has consistently partnered with exceptional entrepreneurs to build great companies and delivered top quartile performance to the firm’s investors. The firm’s sectors of focus include: information services & software and internet. Spectrum seeks to invest in companies which have defensible and sustainable business models with strong recurring revenue, significant operating leverage, and structural competitive advantages. The firm has a flexible approach to ownership and typically invests $25 – $100 million per investment, often representing the company’s first institutional investor. Spectrum plays a prominent role in helping its portfolio companies scale their business through senior management and Board recruitment, M&A, and sales & marketing optimization.
Founders: Brion B. Applegate, William P. Collatos