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Websitespectrumequity.com
Phone(415) 464-4600
Employees36
Founded1994

Funds

Spectrum Equity Investors VI, 11/2008 $1.25B

Offices

Boston Office
One International Place
29th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110
USA
Menlo Park Office
333 Middlefield Road
Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
USA

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Spectrum Equity

Spectrum is a private equity investor in companies leading the information economy.

Founded in 1994, we have raised six private equity funds totaling $4.7 billion of capital exclusively focused on the information economy. We seek opportunities to invest $25 - $100 million in growth companies with sustainable and defensible business models–strong recurring revenue, significant operating leverage, strong cash flow margins, and franchise customer loyalty.

We are a group of partners that have worked together for an average of 15 years, leading a team operating out of offices in Boston, MA and Menlo Park, CA. We invest in companies that are category leaders across North America, Western Europe, and Australia.

Our investment team has deep experience in the major sectors of the information economy:

  • Software & Information Services
  • Internet & Digital Media
  • Communications, Media & Entertainment

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
MedHOK 1/2014Private Equity$77.5M3
BATS Global Markets 8/2013Venture Round2
Extreme Reach 5/2013Private Equity$50M1
lynda.com 1/2013Private Equity$103M3
WeddingWire Inc 9/2012Series B$25M1
finalsite 6/2012Venture Round1
Animoto 6/2011Series C$25M3
Seamless 6/2011Venture Round$50M1
Jagex 2/2011Venture Round3
Canopy Financial 10/2009Series C$62.5M1
Business Monitor International 9/2009Venture Round1
SurveyMonkey 4/2009Venture Round2
Ancestry 10/2007Private Equity$300M1
Interbank FX 7/2007Venture Round$40M1
ITA Software 1/2006Private Equity$100M5
Zango 3/2004Series A$40M1

Videos

Sources

  1. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  2. ARAMARK Sells Stake In Online Food Ordering Service SeamlessWeb for $50M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Pictometry Receives Investment From Spectrum Equity Investors (marketwire.com) [edit]
    Spectrum Equity and Bain Capital complete recapitalisation of iPay (finextra.com) [edit]
    Spectrum Equity Investors and Stripes Group Acquire NetQuote Read more: http://www.netquote.com//insurance-agents/aquired_continued.aspx#ixzz1TR7INrKL (netquote.com) [edit]
  3. MedHOK Announces $77.5 Million Growth Equity Investment from Bain Capital Ventures and Spectrum Equity (bioportfolio.com) [edit]
  4. BATS Global Markets Receives Minority Investment from Spectrum Equity and associates (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. Extreme Reach Receives $50M Investment from Spectrum Equity (finsmes.com) [edit]
  6. After 17 Years, Education Platform Lynda.com Raises Its First Round Of Funding, $103M From Accel & Spectrum (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. WeddingWire Receives $25M Investment from Spectrum Equity (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  8. finalsite Receives Investment from Spectrum Equity (finsmes.com) [edit]
  9. Animoto In It To Win It, Takes $25 Million In Third Venture Round (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. SeamlessWeb Scores $50 Million From Spectrum (xconomy.com) [edit]
  11. Jagex Limited Receives Growth Investment from New Investors, Spectrum Equity Investors and the Raine Group, and Returning Investor, Insight Venture Partners (marketwire.com) [edit]
  12. mercurynews.com [edit]
  13. Spectrum Equity Investors backs Business Monitor International Spectrum Equity Investors backs Business Monitor International (altassets.com) [edit]
  14. SURVEYMONKEY ANNOUNCES GROUP LED BY SPECTRUM EQUITY   TO BECOME MAJORITY INVESTOR  (businesswire.com) [edit]
  15. Private BuyOut Of Ancestry.com For $300+ Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  16. Investors Love Forex. Interbank FX Gets $40M (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  17. ITA Software Announces $100 Million in Equity Financing (itasoftware.com) [edit]
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