66 Investments in 57 Companies
2 IPOs & 20 Acquisitions
Boston, Massachusetts
Funds Raised:
Spectrum Equity, a private equity firm, provides capital and strategic support to internet, software, and information services companies.

Investor Details

Private Equity Firm that does Private Equity Investments
Investment Size:
25M - 100M
Information Services, Software, Internet
United States, Western Europe

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.

Acquisitions (2)

Dec 18, 2014Unknown
Oct 16, 2007Unknown
DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Sep, 2016$36M / Series B (Lead)
Oct, 2015$49M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2015$67M / Private Equity (Lead)
Oct, 2015undisclosed amount / Private Equity
Sep, 2015undisclosed amount / Private Equity
Jul, 2015$41M / Private Equity (Lead)
Jun, 2015€25M / Venture (Lead)
Mar, 2015undisclosed amount / Private Equity
Mar, 2015$45M / Series C (Lead)
Jan, 2015$186M / Series B
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / Private Equity
Nov, 2014$57M / Private Equity
May, 2014$60M / Private Equity (Lead)
May, 2014undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Jan, 2014$77.5M / Private Equity
Aug, 2013undisclosed amount / Private Equity
May, 2013$50M / Private Equity and
Jan, 2013$444M / Private Equity
Jan, 2013$103M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2012$25M / Series B (Lead)
Jun, 2012undisclosed amount / Private Equity
Dec, 2011$56M / Private Equity
Jun, 2011$25M / Series C (Lead)
Jun, 2011$50M / Venture (Lead)
Feb, 2011undisclosed amount / Private Equity
Oct, 2009$62.5M / Series C (Lead)
Sep, 2009undisclosed amount / Private Equity
Apr, 2009undisclosed amount / Venture
Sep, 2007$100M / Series D
Jul, 2007$40M / Venture (Lead)
Jan, 2006$100M / Private Equity
Mar, 2004$40M / Series A
Feb, 2004$6M / Series D
Jan, 2004$30M / Series D
Jun, 2002$9M / Series D
Jan, 2002$29M / Series B (Lead)
Jan, 2002$30M / Series B
Jul, 2001$20M / Series B
May, 2001$15M / Series B
May, 2001$15M / Series B (Lead)

Current Team (31)


Board Members and Advisors (2)


Funds (7)

Jul 10, 2014Spectrum Equity VII$1B
Jan 1, 1997Spectrum Equity II$252.5M
Jan 1, 1994Spectrum Equity I$108.6M
Jan 1, 2000Spectrum Equity IV$1.75B
Jan 1, 2005Spectrum Equity V$1.2B
Unknown DateSpectrum Equity VI$700M
Jan 1, 1999Spectrum Equity III$657M

Offices/Locations (2)

  • Boston Office

    One International Place

    35th Floor

    Boston, Massachusetts 02110

    United States

  • San Francisco Office

    140 New Montgomery St.

    20th Floor

    San Francisco, California 94105

    United States

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