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Investor Spotlight: Summit Partners

We previously shared this investor spotlight on our Linkedin Channel.

Welcome to our 17th  #InvestorSpotlight feature! This week, we're profiling Summit Partners.

Summit Partners invests in leading companies within the Technology, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Growth Products & Services sectors, providing resources to foster growth. With 40 years of experience in growth investing, the firm has invested over $32 billion in more than 550 companies, achieved 175+ public offerings, and facilitated 250+ strategic sales or mergers. The firm’s typical investments range from $10 to $500 million.

Summit Partners emphasizes partnering with the companies they invest in by offering not only capital but also active support. This support includes board membership, advisory services, and a dedicated team focused on accelerating growth.

The firm has a dedicated team called the Peak Performance Group (PPG), which specializes in providing operational and tactical support in collaboration with portfolio company teams. Comprising professionals with extensive expertise in key areas such as operations, M&A, human capital, technology and data science, and capital markets, the PPG focuses on promoting profitable growth and long-term value.

They have offices in Boston, Menlo Park, New York, London, and Luxembourg.

Some of its portfolio of companies include Klaviyo (IPO), Healthline (merger), Uber (IPO), Hallmark, LumaBridge, Doctrine, Foxen, and more.

Greg Avis, Roe Stamps, and Stephen Woodsum co-founded Summit Partners in 1984. During their tenures, all three served as Managing Directors until 2000, Senior Advisors until 2017, and board directors for various companies. Additionally, Greg remained on Summit’s Board of Managers until 2005, Roe until 2000, and Steve until 2015.

Prior to Summit, Greg worked at McDonald & Company and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Roe had roles as a General Partner at TA Associates, Senior Investment Manager at First Chicago Investment Corporation, and Associate with The Palmer Organization. Steve was a General Partner at TA Associates and an Investment Analyst at First Chicago Investment Corporation.

Recently, OneStock SAS, an OMS provider, secured a $72 million investment from Summit Partners. Founded in 2015, OneStock's cloud platform enables seamless order fulfillment. With significant growth and over 100 international retailers as clients, including Yves Rocher and WHSmith, the investment will support U.S. expansion and product development. 

With a strong track record, a global perspective, and a commitment to partnering with exceptional companies, Summit Partners is poised to identify emerging opportunities and play a crucial role in driving innovation and growth across various sectors. Stay tuned to discover the exciting ventures that lie ahead for Summit Partners and the companies they support.

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