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Accelerating Growth in Technology and Healthcare

Experienced and Active Partners

We’ve been investing in growth stage technology and healthcare companies since 1972 – directly partnering with more than 300 companies and managing more than $2 billion during that time.

With five decades of growth investing experience, we have seen the inevitable challenges that companies face while scaling operations. To help our CEOs and entrepreneurs overcome these obstacles, we bring to bear the full resources of our global platform and network of relationships.

Seeking Capital

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Our Growth Equity Approach


Entrepreneurs want to work with investors who ‘get it’ and have a deep understanding of their business. To do this, we adopt a top-down investment approach to identify sector themes and the impact these will have on the market.


We carefully consider each investment opportunity and weigh company-specific dynamics and market cycles against our overall portfolio construction.


Our platform provides value-add services to help our companies scale operations (expanding internationally, refining their go-to-market strategy, etc.), recruit talent (management and board), and navigate the capital markets (raising capital, preparing for an IPO, etc.).


The Adams Street platform provides information flow and a network of relationships that delivers value across all aspects of the investor lifecycle – from sourcing, to investing, to exit.


Years of Investing


Company Investments


Companies Tracked

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Capital Support

We invest in companies with proven product and market fit and strong revenue growth. For us, this typically means having at least $5 million or more in annualized revenue with compelling returns on sales and marketing spend.

We typically invest between $20 million and $50 million, with the capacity to invest more. We prefer to lead rounds and join the boards of our companies but have the flexibility to join syndicates as part of larger financings.

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Featured Portfolio Companies

View all investments in the Entrepreneurs & CEOs section of our site.

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Provides a vertically integrated, digital investment and custodial platform for independent financial advisors. Read why we invested in Altruist

Website: altruist.com

Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2023
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Arctic Wolf

Cloud security platform providing real-time monitoring

Website: arcticwolf.com

Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2018
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Cato Networks

Provides a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform that enables organizations of all sizes to securely and efficiently connect their various datacenters, clouds, and users. Read why we invested in Cato Networks.

Website: catonetworks.com

Headquarters: Israel
Invested In: 2023


Provides implementation assistance and customer support for launches and operations of call centers

Website: five9.com

Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2011
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Direct debt gateaway for recurring payments

Website: gocardless.com

Headquarters: England
Invested In: 2019
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Cloud-native, omni-channel marketing and customer engagement platform

Website: iterable.com

Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2013
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Lyra Health

Provider of mental health care benefits for employers

Website: lyrahealth.com

Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2020
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HCM platform that drives strategic decision-making in the areas of benefits, payroll, and talent

Website: paylocity.com

Headquarters: IL
Invested In: 2008

Q2 Holdings

Provider of a suite of software solutions to community banks

Website: q2ebanking.com

Headquarters: TX
Invested In: 2007
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HR solution for companies of all sizes to pay and manage full-time and contract workers around the world

Website: remote.com

Headquarters: Fully Remote
Invested In: 2021
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An investment platform with zero trading commissions

Website: robinhood.com

Website: robinhood.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2020
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Provider of healthcare for organizations moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. Read why we invested in VillageMD

Website: villagemd.com

Headquarters: IL
Invested In: 2019

Dedicated Team with Deep Domain Expertise

Our team leverages more than 180 years of collective experience – combined with valuable access to relationships and market intelligence – to help our entrepreneurs create value.

We know that it takes an extraordinary amount of sacrifice, persistence, courage, and vision to build a company that matters. We are dedicated to helping our CEOs and entrepreneurs reach their next phase of growth.

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Finding the right investor is critical to maintaining the right culture in the board room, and in the company.

— Robin Murray,  Partner & Head of Growth Equity Investments

Learn More About Adams Street Partners