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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 280 companies and managing more than $2 billion during that time.

With nearly 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

Our Growth Equity Approach

Thematic

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.

Disciplined

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

Active

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.).

Differentiated

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.

45
+

Years of Investing

280
+

Company Investments

300
+

General Partner Relationships

24,000
+

Companies Tracked

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 $15 million and $30 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.

Learn More About Our Approach

Featured Portfolio Companies

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

Aptinyx

Advancing modulators for the treatment of challenging disorders of the brain and nervous system

Website: aptinyx.com
Headquarters: IL
Invested In: 2014

Callisto

Creating moneyball for print publishing by combining big data and machine learning

Website: callistomedia.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2018

Criteo

Provides pay per click personalized retargeting solutions

Website: criteo.com
Headquarters: France
Invested In: 2012

Five9

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

Website: five9.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2011

Grand Rounds

Employer-based technology solution that offers health care services

Website: grandrounds.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2017

Naurex

Develops rapid acting drugs for depression and other CNS disorders

Headquarters: IL
Invested In: 2011

Paylocity

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

SauceLabs

Continuous testing cloud of web and mobile applications

Website: saucelabs.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2016

ServiceMax

SaaS solution for field service, post-sales service, and service chain management

Website: servicemax.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2012

ThreatMetrix

Cloud-based fraud prevention platform

Website: risk.lexisnexis.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2014

TurnKey

Short-term property rental management platform

Website: turnkeyvr.com
Headquarters: TX
Invested In: 2017

Dedicated Team with Deep Domain Expertise

Our team leverages more than 160 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.

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

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