Our
Approach

Based in Palo Alto, New York, and London, we are committed to identifying and partnering with leading growth technology companies throughout North America, Europe, and other select international locations.

Although one of the largest fund sponsors focused solely on technology, with nearly $10 billion raised since inception, we partner with a select number of new companies each year, usually adopting minority positions.

In supportive partnerships typically lasting several years, we back founders and businesses we believe in, helping them to grow well. Interested in seeing great business models play out, we like to stay involved with our partners through various stages of growth.

We provide broad value creation support to our partners, including our  › Customer Acquisition & Software Forums

Our Sectors

INTERNET

Portfolio companies include Netflix, Facebook, Spotify, Vice, Zillow & HomeAway

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES

Portfolio companies include FX Alliance, LiquidNet Holdings, RiskMetrics Group & Think Finance

INFRASTRUCTURE

Portfolio companies include 2Wire, Actifio, GoDaddy & Redback Networks

SOFTWARE

Portfolio companies include Alarm.com, Genesys, Sitecore & Webroot Software

“What’s incredible about TCV is they
first invested in Netflix in 1999,
and as we’ve grown dramatically over
the years, they have continued to
provide thoughtful counsel.”

REED HASTINGS
CEO of Netflix

 

“TCV brought a great deal of rigor and insight
as an investor and board member of SMT.
These insights gave the incoming management
team new ideas and suggestions around growth
opportunities. Their focus on creating long-term
value enabled us to invest and grow the business,
ultimately leading to an outstanding exit.”

ARSHAD MATIN
Former CEO of SMT

Why Partner with TCV

To manage the growth of your company

For our domain expertise

For our long-term partnership approach

For our active value-added collaboration

For help with acquisitions (IP, businesses)

To guide you through an IPO process

For assistance with a buyout

 

Our Value-Add

Long-term financial and strategic support

Access to a proprietary network of entrepreneurs, executives and advisors

Potential new customers and partners

Sales, marketing and business development strategies

Guidance on IPOs, M&As, expansion and refinancing

Recruitment of senior executives and Board members

 

“TCV’s patience, experience,
and advice have proven invaluable
to me and my management
teams as we have grown large
businesses together.”

RICH BARTON
Founder of Expedia and Co-founder
and Executive Chairman of Zillow

 

“After a thorough process to find a growth
investor to accelerate our business, we chose
TCV, which was one of the best decisions we
made. The team at TCV supported our growth
by helping us recruit management and board
talent, develop strategy, analyze acquisitions
and improve our execution.”

PHILIP WEISBERG
Former CEO of FX Alliance

Flexible Approach to Transactions

We address the goals of management and shareholders of our companies though a flexible approach to transactions. Our uses of
capital include:

Minority growth equity

Full or partial recapitalizations

Acquisition financings

Buyouts and other majority transactions

PIPEs and other public market transactions.

 

Our Investment Philosophy

We look to invest in growth-oriented companies that have great management teams, address large market opportunities, and have significant revenue traction. We are patient, long-term investors who support our companies not only when they are private entities, but also as they access the public market and beyond.

“TCV has been an incredible partner –
helping us scale our business, deliver one of
the largest SaaS IPOs in history and then ultimately
sell our business to Salesforce.com. Their commitment
to growth and category leadership, and insight
into the marketing technology field were
critical to our success.”

SCOTT DORSEY
CEO of ExactTarget