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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 290 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.

49

Years of Investing

290
+

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.

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Featured Portfolio Companies

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

Arctic Wolf

Cloud security platform providing real-time monitoring

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

Couchbase

Elastically scalable, high-performance distributed document database

Website: couchbase.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2013

Lyra Health

Provider of mental health care benefits for employers

Website: lyrahealth.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2020
VillageMD

VillageMD

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

Q2 Holdings

Provider of a suite of software solutions to community banks

Website: q2ebanking.com
Headquarters: TX
Invested In: 2007

Robinhood

An investment platform with zero trading commissions

Website: robinhood.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2020

Paylocity

HCM platform that drives strategic decision-making in the areas of benefits, payroll, and talent

Website: paylocity.com
Headquarters: IL
Invested In: 2008

Iterable

Cloud-native, omni-channel marketing and customer engagement platform

Website: www.iterable.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2013

Homeward

Residential real estate platform that enables customers to simultaneously sell their current home and buy a new home. Read Why We Invested In Homeward

Website: homeward.com
Headquarters: TX
Invested In: 2020

Vacasa

Provider of vacation rental management services intended to streamline the rental experience between homeowners and guest.

Website: www.vacasa.com
Headquarters: OR
Invested In: 2017

Alation

Enterprise collaborative data platform

Website: alation.com
Headquarters: CA
Invested In: 2019

GoCardless

Direct debt gateaway for recurring payments

Website: gocardless.com
Headquarters: England
Invested In: 2019

Dedicated Team with Deep Domain Expertise

Our team leverages more than 150 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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