Growth Investor with GrowthCap‘s RJ Lumba
A Global Leader in Software Investing: Hg’s Matthew Brockman

A Global Leader in Software Investing: Hg’s Matthew Brockman

November 23, 2022

In this episode, we speak with Matthew Brockman, Managing Partner at Hg, a leading global software and services investment firm. The firm was recognized by GrowthCap as one of the Top 25 Private Equity Firms of 2022.

Hg has over $55 billion in total funds under management and is supported by a team of over 280 professionals across Europe and North America, with offices in London, Munich, New York, Paris and San Francisco.

Matthew is Managing Partner, Chair of the Investment Committees and a member of the Board at Hg. He focuses on the day to day leadership of the firm and also the Genesis and Mercury fund teams.

Matthew joined Hg in 2010 and originally led the development of the software focused Mercury funds, acting across many of the investments in that fund including Allocate, Intelliflo and Sequel Business Solutions.

I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

The Investor Instinct: Spectrum Equity’s Ben Spero

The Investor Instinct: Spectrum Equity’s Ben Spero

November 16, 2022

In this episode we chat with Ben Spero, Managing Director at Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm that specializes in partnering with internet-based software and information services companies.

Spectrum was started in 1994, and recently closed its tenth fund with $2 billion. The firm has an exceptional track record partnering with founders of high growth, bootstrapped companies as their first institutional investment partner.

Ben joined Spectrum in 2001 and is co-head of the firm, leading their San Francisco office. Some of the investments he’s led for Spectrum include Grubhub, SurveyMonkey, Lucid Software, iPay Technologies, The Knot Worldwide, AllTrails, and Headspace. We chat with Ben about how the firm and growth equity have evolved during his long tenure at Spectrum and some of the investment areas he’s most excited about.

I am your host RJ Lumba. We hope you enjoy the show.

Steadfast in Healthcare Investing: BPOC’s Greg Moerschel

Steadfast in Healthcare Investing: BPOC’s Greg Moerschel

November 9, 2022

In this episode we chat with Greg Moerschel, Managing Partner at BPOC, a firm committed to middle market healthcare companies, typically led by founders. Greg was recognized by GrowthCap as a Top Healthcare Investor of 2022.

He joined BPOC as a Partner in 1997. Greg currently serves on the boards of Medicus Healthcare Solutions and Maxor National Pharmacy Services. Beyond capital, BPOC has over two decades of accumulated experience to convey to growing businesses.

Many founder-led companies represent the life’s work of a group of dedicated individuals, so BPOC approaches each opportunity with respect and humility. The firm has produced exceptional results for all stakeholders over the years, and contributed to expanded access, improved quality and reduced costs of healthcare delivery.

I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

Top Women in Growth Investing: Vista Equity Partners’ René Stewart and Rachel Arnold

Top Women in Growth Investing: Vista Equity Partners’ René Stewart and Rachel Arnold

November 2, 2022

In this episode we chat with René Stewart and Rachel Arnold, Senior Managing Directors and Co-Heads of Vista’s Endeavor Fund. Endeavor is one of the world’s largest tech buyout funds led by women. Both René and Rachel were recently recognized by GrowthCap as two of the Top Women Leaders in Growth Investing.

Endeavor seeks to capture the opportunity among high-growth enterprise software companies in the lower-middle market. Since launch, Vista’s Endeavor platform has successfully raised two funds and now manages over $2.0 billion, investing in a growing portfolio of innovative businesses with $10 to $30 million in annual recurring revenue.

In the past year, the Endeavor team announced several new platform investments including Schoox, BlueConic, BigTime, Jebbit, OfficeSpace and MedTrainer. Endeavor also realized an investment with the sale of SecureLink.

I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

PeopleFirst in Private Equity: Alpine Investors’ Graham Weaver

PeopleFirst in Private Equity: Alpine Investors’ Graham Weaver

October 26, 2022

In this episode, we speak with Graham Weaver, Founder and Managing Partner of Alpine Investors, a people-driven private equity firm that invests in software and services businesses.

Since its founding in 2001, Alpine has made almost 300 investments and has hired over 60 executives into its portfolio companies. The firm has embarked on eight funds since inception and currently has $8b in assets under management.  It most recently closed Fund VIII in 2021 with over $2.25b in committed capital.

Alpine was recognized by GrowthCap as a Top 25 Private Equity Firm of 2022.

Graham founded Alpine based on the belief that exceptional people create exceptional businesses, a PeopleFirst philosophy that guides the firm’s choices today. When he’s not inspiring growth at Alpine, Graham teaches a top-rated strategic management course at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

Fueling Today’s Healthcare Innovators: Questa Capital’s Ryan Drant

Fueling Today’s Healthcare Innovators: Questa Capital’s Ryan Drant

October 19, 2022

In this episode, we speak with Ryan Drant, Founder and Managing Partner of Questa Capital, a healthcare venture growth equity firm that invests in breakout growth companies.

Ryan was recognized by GrowthCap as a Top 25 Healthcare Investor of 2022.

He has been actively investing in healthcare since 1996. Ryan specializes in the medical device, healthcare services, healthcare technology and specialty pharma sectors. During his investment career, he has served on 42 boards of directors and has overseen the deployment of $1.0 billion in equity capital.

Ryan’s key investments include PocketHealth, Avive, and Bicycle Health.

I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

Healthcare Growth Maestro: Thomas H. Lee Partners’ Joshua Nelson

Healthcare Growth Maestro: Thomas H. Lee Partners’ Joshua Nelson

October 12, 2022

In this episode, we speak with Joshua Nelson, Managing Director and Head of the Healthcare Group for Thomas H. Lee Partners also known as “THL”. In his role, Josh leads a dynamic team with  deep understanding of the healthcare space and operating experience. Josh was recognized by GrowthCap as a Top 25 Healthcare Investor of 2022.

THL invests in middle market growth companies exclusively within selected Identified Sector Opportunities (ISOs) in three industry groups: Financial Technology & Services, Healthcare and Technology & Business Solutions.  Since 1974, the firm has raised more than $34 billion of equity capital and has invested in over 160 companies. 

Josh is currently on the board of Adare Pharma Solutions, Agiliti Health, Inc., Autism Home Care Holdings, Inc., CSafe Global, Hospice Care, Intelligent Medical Objects, Nextech, Professional Physical Therapy (ProPT), Senior Home Care Holdings, Inc. and Smile Doctors. 

I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

At the Intersection of Purpose and Profit: The Vistria Group’s David Schuppan

At the Intersection of Purpose and Profit: The Vistria Group’s David Schuppan

October 5, 2022

In this episode, we speak with David Schuppan, a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the Healthcare Team at The Vistria Group, a Chicago-based next generation private investment firm operating at the intersection of purpose and profit.

David was recognized by GrowthCap as a Top 25 Healthcare Investor of 2022.

With over 20 years of healthcare experience, David joined The Vistria Group in 2017 and has helped grow the firm to over $7.1 billion in AUM. Previously, David was a Founder and Partner of Cressey & Company, a healthcare focused private equity firm.

David prides himself on working closely with management teams to address some of the nation’s largest health challenges; in particular expanding access and value of healthcare for complex and vulnerable populations.

David is currently a Director of Help at Home, Homefree Pharmacy Services, Medalogix, Mission Healthcare, PHCN, Sevita (2x), Rock Dental Brands and VitalCaring Group.

I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

Growth Investing Leader: General Atlantic’s Robb Vorhoff

Growth Investing Leader: General Atlantic’s Robb Vorhoff

September 28, 2022

For our 100th episode, it is only fitting we interview an investor at one of the key pioneering firms of the growth equity industry.  I’ve heard others in the industry refer to the firm as “The Mighty General Atlantic”, they are indeed the gold standard in growth investing.

In this episode, we speak with Robb Vorhoff, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Healthcare Group.  Robb was recognized by GrowthCap as a Top 25 Healthcare Investor of 2022.

General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. Established in 1980, General Atlantic operates out of 15 global locations across five regions and is supported by 455 employees.  The firm has $64 billion in assets under management.
 
Robb is active on a number of boards including Alignment Healthcare, Equality Health, Included Health, Marathon Health, Oak Street Health, OneOncology, Stellar Health and Vida Health. Robb joined General Atlantic in 2003. 
 
Previously, he was an analyst at Greenhill & Co. He graduated with a BS in Finance from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. 
 
I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.
 

Conquering The Knowledge Economy: Kajabi President Sean Kim

Conquering The Knowledge Economy: Kajabi President Sean Kim

September 21, 2022

In this episode, we speak with Sean Kim, President and Chief Product Officer of Kajabi, an all-in-one knowledge commerce platform.  

Kajabi is used by both seasoned business owners and first-time knowledge entrepreneurs. It has helped its customers generate over $3.5 billion in sales and reach  nearly 60 million people across the globe with their valuable educational content. 

Prior to joining Kajabi, Sean was Head of Product at TikTok and before that was Global Head of Product for Retention for Amazon Prime.

Kajabi has raised over $550 million in funding and is backed by TPG, Tiger Global, Spectrum Equity and other notable investors.

I am your host RJ Lumba.  We hope you enjoy the show.

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