David Arcara is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Laconia Capital Group. He serves as a Board Member at Ocrolus. He served as a Member at New York Angels. He is the co-managing member of the General Partner and the Management Company. Arcara has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and general manager of young high-growth and turnaround media and marketing businesses, both digital and traditional. Arcara has raised, either as lead entrepreneur or as part of the founding team, nearly $100 million dollars of angel and venture funding. In 2010, Arcara founded Rubber Soul Ventures to contribute his personal capital and operational expertise to emerging digital technology companies and entrepreneurs. Rubber Soul Ventures currently has a portfolio of over a dozen early stage ventures based primarily in the Northeast corridor including LeagueApps, LocalVox, Page Science and Wymsee. Arcara was also the co-founder of TalkSix, a consumer facing interactive streaming video start-up with a significant B-to-B component. Arcara has also served as General Manager of Imaginova Corporation's digital publishing division, including the flagship property Space.com, founded by CNN's Lou Dobbs and former astronaut Neil Armstrong. Earlier in Arcara's career, he co-founded Alliance Custom Communications, to create custom content for marketers seeking to enhance their brands' customer engagement. Arcara was ultimately approached by Random House Publishing to re-launch and lead the business as Random House Custom Media. Arcara was also a co-founder of UGO Networks, which ultimately consisted of over 500 independent affiliate web publishers reaching over 15 million users a month and became one of the nation's largest 18 to 34 male-targeted online entertainment content networks. The UGO founding team was among those pioneering the concept of an online ad-supported publishing network. Arcara served as UGO's Executive Vice President and led multiple operating functions including affiliate network development, sales, and marketing. UGO was purchased by Hearst Corporation in 2006 for approximately $100 million. In 1992, Arcara formed DJA Media, Inc., which focused on turning around underperforming radio stations by improving product and sales. In 1996, DJA Media formed Radio Enterprise, Inc., a joint venture with Clear Channel Communications, through which Clear Channel provided financing to allow Radio Enterprise to expand to a total of four stations under Arcara's leadership. Radio Enterprise was sold to Clear Channel in 1998 after more than doubling its asset value at the peak of government-deregulated consolidation. Arcara is a member of New York Angels, one of the country's leading angel investor organizations, as well as Harvard Business School Angels. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he earned a BA in Philosophy, and holds his MBA from Harvard Business School.
LLR Partners is a private equity firm managing over $2 billion. LLR Partners invests in Business Services, Consumer Services, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Security & Government, and IT Services & Software. The firm provides growth capital for the following situations: Growth, Acquisitions, Buyouts, and Recapitalizations. LLR Partners provides capital to companies that have revenues of $10 million to $150 million, seeking to invest between $15 million and $100 million of equity per transaction. LLR will invest in businesses throughout the country, but the firm's primary geographic focus is the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern United States. LLR is currently investing out of its $800 million 3rd fund.
Technology has the power to help us reinvent the way we work—whether that’s at an office, in a factory, or on a farm. Basis Set Ventures invests in early-stage startups that are harnessing opportunities for artificial intelligence to enable people to perform more productively.
We are pragmatic operators and problem solvers. We are experts in machine learning and passionate about AI. We are inspired by the drive and creativity of our entrepreneurs and focused on supporting them in whatever way t
Max is the Managing Director of Heartland Ventures, which he founded in 2016.He manages the fund’s relationships with other venture capital partners and oversees key investment decisions with the Heartland team. Heartland has over $100 million under management and has invested in 14 high-performing portfolio companies.Max received a B.S. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2022, an Executive of the Year by Columbus Business First, and a Future 50 Member by Columbus CEO.
Carl Press serves as Principal at Thoma Bravo. He served as a Senior Associate at HighBAR Partners. Previously, he served at Oaktree Capital Management, where he was an Associate in the Principal Investments Group. While at Oaktree, Press evaluated and executed leveraged buyout, distressed debt-for-control and special situations investments in the technology, energy and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Oaktree, Press was an investment banker with UBS Investment Bank, where he worked on leveraged finance and restructuring assignments for financial sponsors and corporate clients in the technology and industrials sectors. Press has also worked in business development at Addepar, a venture-backed financial software company, where he focused on opportunities in the alternative asset management industry. Additionally, he has held engineering roles at Analog Devices and Motorola. Press holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He also serves as the Board Member at Infogix.
Thoma Bravo is a successor to the firm of Golder Thoma & Co. established in 1980. Golder Thoma originated the 'consolidation' or 'buy and build' investment strategy which sought to combine the best of venture investing with the best of leveraged buyouts by investing in a 'platform' business in a fragmented industry, and then working with management to transform it into a larger and more profitable business through internal growth and a series of strategic, industry consolidating acquisitions. Thoma Bravo's strategy has been refined through nine private equity investment funds representing almost $4 billion in committed capital. The firm seeks to invest in established companies that have a history of profitability, earnings (EBITDA) greater than $10 million, and a strong management team with a record of accomplishment. Thoma Bravo's principal focus is on companies headquartered in the U.S., but the firm can invest elsewhere as well. Thoma Bravo's investments can be in the form of take-private transactions, buy-outs, management buy-outs, recapitalizations, roll-overs of a portion of existing equity, and growth equity investments. The firm's usual equity commitment is at least $25 million and can be as large as $200 million or more. Thoma Bravo invests across multiple industries, currently with a particular focus on enterprise and infrastructure software, education, distribution, financial services and consumer goods and services. The firm does not invest in new inventions or technologies, developmental products or services, business start-ups, the biological sciences, motion pictures, distressed businesses, oil and gas or real estate.
Behrman Capital is a private equity investment firm with more than $3.1 billion of capital under management across five funds. Founded in New York in 1991, the firm invests in management buyouts, leveraged buildups and recapitalizations of established growth companies. Target companies typically have revenues ranging from $30 million to $200 million. Behrman's equity investments are generally between $25 million and $100 million. In 1996 the firm expanded with an additional office in San Francisco. Behrman's investments have been focused in five industries: Health Care, Defense, Specialty Manufacturing, Business to Business Outsourcing, and Information Technology.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... London , Dallas Texas..., United States
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London - Dallas Texas - Raleigh North Carolina - Washington D.C - Texas, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Logistics (& Distribution)
Senior Partner, The Halifax Group
Halifax was formed in January 1999 and is a private investment firm focused on lower middle-market businesses with total enterprise values between $25 million and $100 million. Halifax invests between $10 and $40 million along side owners and managers of established, growing and profitable companies. The firm's principals maintain investment and operating experience in health services and wellness, infrastrucure services and business services. Halifax is comprised of 11 professionals with a combined 100 years of investing experience, who manage more than $500 million. The Halifax Group has also partnered to form Salem Halifax Capital Partners, which invests mezzanine debt in growing businesses with pre-tax operating profit between $2 million and $5 million. Salem Halifax will invest up to $6 million to bridge the gap between pure equity and senior bank financing. Halifax maintains offices in DC, North Carolina, and Dallas.
Jan Borgstadt serves as Managing Partner at Join Capital. He also serves as Board Member at Returbo. He serves as an Advisor at BuyerDeck. Jan studied Law & Business Administration, he graduated in 1999 from University of Munster and 2000 from EADA in Barcelona. After his studies, he built sekretaria.media, a digital publisher which he sold to Haufe Lexware in 2003. In 2004 Jan built Cologne Publishing, a digital education company. In 2006 Jan was recruited into Bertelsmann's Entrepreneurs program and worked on digital transformation projects for RTL, Arvato and Bertelsmann Education. in 2007 he joined Bertelsmann's Corporate Venture arm BDMI as Principal and from 2009 onwards served as its Head of European Ventures. Jan made direct and fund investments in Spain, Italy, U.K., the Netherlands, Germany, France and Sweden. End of 2014 Jan turned Entrepreneur once more and left Bertelsmann together with Tobias Schirmer to start JOIN Capital. He is also an Angel Investor.