Portfolio Company News
ActiveViam Expands Board Role as Chairman for Veteran Technology Executive Tom Eacobacci
November 9, 2021
ActiveViam, an enterprise data analytics and risk management software platform purpose-built for large financial services institutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Eacobacci as Chairman of its Board.
ActiveViam Adds Former Wells Fargo Executive to its Board of Directors
November 2, 2021
ActiveViam, an enterprise data analytics and risk management software platform purpose-built for large financial services institutions, is pleased to announce that Walter Dolhare, a former Wells Fargo executive, has joined its Board of Directors.
Sweden’s Cint Group to Buy U.S. Analytics Firm for $1.1 Billion
October 27, 2021
Swedish market research firm Cint Group AB agreed to buy U.S. analytics company Lucid Holdings LLC for about $1.1 billion to expand its foothold in the digital survey market.
Cint Group AB (publ) to Acquire Lucid, Intends to Raise Equity and Has Secured Debt Financing
October 27, 2021
Cint Group AB (publ) (“Cint” or the “Company”) has today entered into an agreement with the shareholders of Lucid Holdings LLC (“Lucid”) to acquire 100 percent of the stock in Lucid (the “Transaction”) for a consideration of approximately USD 1,070 million on a cash- and debt- free basis, of which approximately USD 470 million is payable in newly issued Cint shares and approximately USD 580 million is payable in cash (the “Consideration”).
Atheneum Nabs $150M to Build Out its “Research as a Service” Platform for Virtual Surveys and Interviews
August 26, 2021
Atheneum, which provides a platform for companies to conduct and analyze research sourced through virtual interviews and surveys with stakeholders (that is, research solutions that include qualitative expert consultations, quantitative surveys, and big data products to parse the results), has closed $150 million in funding.
Shutterfly Acquires Spoonflower in Major Expansion Beyond Photo Personalization
August 10, 2021
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shutterfly, a pioneer in online photo sharing and leading digital retail and manufacturing platform for personalized products, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Spoonflower, a global marketplace of custom fabric, wallpaper and home decor, in an acquisition for approximately $225 million of enterprise value subject to certain working capital and other adjustments.
Harris Acquires US-based Healthcare SaaS Provider Ingenious Med
July 1, 2021
Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, acquires US-based healthcare SaaS provider Ingenious Med, Inc. (Ingenious Med).
Apollo-Backed Shutterfly to Buy Spoonflower for $225 Million
June 14, 2021
Shutterfly agreed to buy home decor marketplace Spoonflower as the personalized-photography platform seeks to expand its reach in the creator economy.
Tractive Raises $35M as it Expands GPS Pet Tracking to the US
May 26, 2021
Another sizable raise for a pet (cats and dogs) tracking company this morning. Austria-based Tractive has announced a $35 million Series A, led by Guidepost Growth Equity. The round is the company’s first since 2013, when its GPS-based tracker first hit the market.
ThinkHR & Mammoth HR Unveil Their New Name
May 25, 2021
"You've known us as ThinkHR and Mammoth HR. Starting today, we are Mineral."
Asurint Named “Top Employment Screening Service Company” for 2021
May 11, 2021
Cleveland, Ohio, May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Background screening provider, Asurint, announced today that the company has been named to HR Tech Outlook’s prestigious list of Top Pre-Employment Screening Service Companies for 2021.
The 15 Largest US Tech Startup Funding Rounds of February 2021
March 5, 2021
The TechWatch Media Group audience is driving progress and innovation on a global scale. With its regional media properties (NYC Tech, LA Tech, London Tech, Paris Tech, Boston Tech) TechWatch Media Group is the highway for technology and entrepreneurship.
OutSystems, Software Development Platform Leader, Raises $150 Million Investment at $9.5 Billion Valuation
February 17, 2021
Growth equity raised demonstrates expanding market for smarter ways to build modern applications. Abdiel Capital, Tiger Global join Goldman Sachs, KKR, Guidepost Growth Equity, and Armilar Venture Partners in recognizing unique opportunity.
TechTarget Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire BrightTALK, a Leading Virtual Events Platform in the Enterprise IT Market
December 10, 2020
TechTarget, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTGT), the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data today announced a definitive agreement to acquire BrightTALK, a leading marketing platform for webinars and virtual events in the enterprise IT market.
Modern Tech Leaders Are Building Apps, Not Buying Them
November 3, 2020
The SaaS revolution has changed many things for CIOs and CTOs, but as the number of tools and platforms that are essential to daily business operations increases, one key consideration should be front and center: your interests and your vendors' interests aren't inherently aligned.
Spoonflower Launches Partnership with The Honest Company
September 15, 2020
Spoonflower, the world’s largest custom fabric, wallpaper and home decor digital marketplace, today announced a strategic partnership with leading baby and clean beauty brand The Honest Company. Wallpaper, growth charts and decals featuring the most iconic and popular designs from The Honest Company are now available for customers to shop and purchase on Spoonflower.com.
Elements Global Services Announces $20 Million Minority Growth Equity Investment From Guidepost to Further Revolutionize the Global HR Industry
August 14, 2020
Elements Global Services, the leading Employer of Record and Business Intelligence services provider, announced that it has closed a $20 million minority investment from Guidepost Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on high-growth technology companies.
The Top 100 Software Companies Of 2020
July 21, 2020
The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 100 Software Companies of 2020. These companies provide some of the most important and impactful software solutions for businesses across the globe.
OutSystems is featured at number 29!
Op-Ed By CEO Tom Riley on Caregiving in Military Families & Alzheimer's Published on Today.com
June 26, 2020
TODAY.com published an article co-authored by Tom Riley, President & CEO of Seniorlink, and Ricahrd Lui, News Anchor at MSNBC, about the unique challenges family caregivers to veterans face in the United States.
WP Engine Appoints Jason Teichman As COO
June 15, 2020
WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced it has appointed Jason Teichman as Chief Operating Officer. As COO of WP Engine, Jason will be responsible for overseeing the full customer journey of the business, driving strong operational excellence, global growth and amplifying the company’s customer-inspired culture.
Durham Digital Textile Company Sees Business Boom
May 27, 2020
Spoonflower, a digital textile company in Durham, has seen its business take off recently and has announced plans to expand its operation.
My turn: Nelia Maria LeClair: Family caregivers are on the front lines of pandemic, too
May 15, 2020
Nelia Maria LeClair, MSW, is a district manager for Caregiver Homes, which supports families across the state of Rhode Island through Rite @ Home, a state Medicaid program.
We Gave Our Employees a ‘Stimulus Package.’ Other Employers Should Do the Same.
April 22, 2020
Our only ask was this: Use the cash to cover any costs you incur in shifting to working from home, and then spend the rest supporting local small businesses.
William McIvor Helps Build the Link Between Healthcare and Home
April 13, 2020
Seniorlink EVP William McIvor seeks to empower family members who manage care for their elderly loved ones by providing them with the tools they need
Boston Company Supports Caregivers Navigating COVID-19 With Loved Ones
April 7, 2020
There are around 900,000 caregivers living in Massachusetts and COVID-19 has dramatically changed their lives. One Boston company is making a difference from afar.
Spoonflower Appoints Former eBay, ChannelAdvisor Executive As New CEO
February 5, 2020
Spoonflower, the world’s largest custom fabric and home decor digital marketplace, announced today that its board has chosen Michael Jones as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Jones brings more than 25 years of expertise in e-commerce, marketplaces, and technology to the company.
Durham's Spoonflower Lands E-Commerce Vet as CEO
February 5, 2020
A veteran of e-commerce brands is taking on the top spot at a buzzy Durham upstart: custom-fabric marketplace Spoonflower.
Guidepost Growth Equity Announces Expansion of Leadership Team
January 8, 2020
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guidepost Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm, today announced the promotions of Chris Cavanagh and Eugene Nogi to General Partner. Cavanagh has been at Guidepost since November 2015, and Nogi joined the firm in July 2018.
WP Engine’s Engine for Good Exceeds 16,500 Volunteer Hours Advancing WordPress and $260,000 in Charitable Contributions in Inaugural Year
December 19, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, announced today that its corporate social responsibility program, Engine for Good, exceeded 16,500 hours in contributions to advance WordPress, while also tallying 1,400+ community volunteer hours and $260,000 in largely employee-led donations, almost double the amount raised in 2018, to more than 30 charities and community organizations.
Green Rabbit Appoints Doug Allen As Chief Financial Officer
December 19, 2019
BRAINTREE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Rabbit, the leading e-commerce cold chain logistics provider to the food industry, today announced the appointment of Doug Allen as chief financial officer. In this new role, Allen will assume responsibility for Green Rabbit’s financial operations, corporate strategy and plans for growth.
GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2019
December 16, 2019
Won Park named to the GrowthCap 40 under 40 list again for 2019.
120 AI Predictions For 2020
December 9, 2019
“Retailers will increasingly turn to AI as their main source of marketing insights as opposed to surveys and studies. Many retailers, however, will still struggle to turn those insights derived from AI into actionable business rules for their pricing, supply chain and merchandising. AI is becoming more and more mainstream, but not all companies yet realize that using AI technology for data analysis is only the first step into a larger process of true transformation”—Georges Bory, Managing Director, ActiveViam
ActiveViam's FRTB Accelerator Wins "Best New Technology Introduced over the last 12 months - AI, Machine Learning and Analytics" at the 2019 American Financial Technology Awards
December 4, 2019
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Analytics and Data Science firm ActiveViam is proud to announce it has received the 2019 Waters American Financial Technology Award for "Best New Technology Introduced over the last 12 months – AI, Machine Learning and Analytics," for its FRTB Accelerator solution.
Green Rabbit Names Three CPG Veterans To Board
December 3, 2019
Braintree, MA — Roger McEldowney, James McCann and Paal Gisholt have been named to the board of directors for Green Rabbit, a leading ecommerce cold chain logistics provider.
Ecommerce Cold-Chain Provider Names James McCann to Board
December 3, 2019
Green Rabbit, an ecommerce cold chain logistics provider to the food industry, has appointed the appointment three executives from the grocery, retail and consumer goods industries to serve as independent members on its board of directors, including James McCann, the former CEO of Ahold USA.
Green Rabbit Appoints World-Class Grocery and Food Industry Leaders to Its Board of Directors
December 3, 2019
BRAINTREE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Rabbit, the leading e-commerce cold chain logistics provider to the food industry, today announced the appointment of three world-class leaders from the grocery, retail and consumer goods industries to serve as independent members on its board of directors: James McCann, Paal Gisholt and Roger McEldowney.
Humana At Home Targets Dementia Care; Mavencare Partners with Minuteman Senior Services
November 13, 2019
Insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and tech-enabled health services company Seniorlink are expanding their relationship.
Seniorlink to Collaborate with the RAND Corporation to Study the Integration of Family Caregivers Into Patient Care
November 13, 2019
Seniorlink is the lead sponsor on a research-based white paper investigating how to more effectively integrate family caregivers into patient care teams. The results will be part of the new RAND Caregiving Initiative.
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November 7, 2019
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Humana Expands Its Relationship With Seniorlink to Offer Tech-Enabled Coaching to Caregivers of Members with Dementia
November 7, 2019
BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniorlink, Inc., a leading tech-enabled health services company, is pleased to announce an expanded relationship with leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) that will provide additional care management and support to families caring for Humana Medicare Advantage members diagnosed with dementia.
Joe Melville Appeared on a Live Cheddar to Discuss Green Rabbit's Funding News
October 30, 2019
The company behind the logistics chains for groceries and perishable foods, Green Rabbit has just raised some fresh funding. The $31 million minority investment came from Guidepost Growth Equity. This is a major company here in the U.S. as six out of the country's ten largest retailers rely on Green Rabbit's service. Joe Melville, Chief Growth Officer for Green Rabbit, joined Cheddar to discuss.
Green Rabbit Raises $31 Million To Set the Standard for Grocery and Perishable Food Fulfillment
October 29, 2019
BRAINTREE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Rabbit, the leading e-commerce cold chain logistics provider to the food industry, announced today that it has secured a $31 million minority investment from Guidepost Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on high-growth technology companies.
Namely to Launch People Risk Management Solution Through Partnership with ThinkHR
October 1, 2019
PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ThinkHR, a leader in human and data- powered HR knowledge solutions, today shared new details about its expanded relationship with Namely, a leading HR platform for mid-sized companies. Together, their partnership will make available the complete ThinkHR People Risk Management Solution to Namely customers.
Humana Collaborates with Seniorlink on Virtual Care Team Pilot
September 17, 2019
BOSTON, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniorlink, Inc., a leading tech-enabled health services company, is pleased to announce a Virtual Care Team pilot with leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), focused on providing additional care management to the company's Medicare Advantage members.
Traction on Demand Announces First Ever External Financial Investment From Two Major Investment Firms
September 12, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Traction on Demand (“ToD” or “the Company”), one of North America’s largest dedicated Salesforce services providers, announced today that it has secured external funding from major investment firms Guidepost Growth Equity and Salesforce Ventures. The investment signals exponential growth for the Company as it works toward aggressive expansion targets in 2020 and beyond. Its two strategic partners were chosen by ToD for their alignment with the values and vision of the Company.
ThinkHR and Mammoth HR Join Forces
July 11, 2019
Combination Results in Category Leader Delivering Best-in-Class HR Solutions to More than 350,000 Employers
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July 11, 2019 13:00 ET | Source: ThinkHR
PLEASANTON, Calif. and PORTLAND, Ore., July 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ThinkHR and Mammoth HR, the leading providers of SaaS-based human resources (HR) knowledge, compliance and training solutions, today announced their recent merger, creating the category leader to drive innovation for clients and partners across the country. The merger will enable the combined company to expand its best-in-class product and service offerings, leverage complementary capabilities and expertise, deliver more value to customers through technology, and bring new, cutting-edge solutions to the market.
WordPress Management Site WP Engine Acquires Flywheel as it Moves to a $1B Valuation and IPO
June 24, 2019
WP Engine, which works with businesses to build and manage their WordPress-hosted sites, has aquired Flywheel, a smaller competitor.
ActiveViam Receives Investment from Guidepost Growth Equity
June 20, 2019
ActiveViam, a leading provider of in-memory data analytics software solutions designed for the significant speed and data volume demands of financial service and retail applications, today announced a minority, growth equity investment from Guidepost Growth Equity.
OutSystems Named Best Mobile Development Solution; Wins SIIA CODiE Award Four Years in a Row
June 19, 2019
OutSystems has been named the Best Mobile Development Solution of 2019 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients are companies producing the most innovative business technology products around the world.
Larry Dunivan is Now a Cop!
May 9, 2019
Remember when HR was dumped on for being the “rules police,” focusing on its key role in compliance to the exclusion of everything else? Well, there’s an app for automating compliance—and HCM veteran Larry Dunivan is now in charge of it.
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