About Updata

Updata Partners provides growth capital to software and software-enabled businesses. Led by an investment team averaging more than 25 years of technology experience, we invest in high-growth businesses where the combination of our capital and operating experience will help accelerate success. As former executives and entrepreneurs, Updata’s General Partners collaborate with management teams to build companies that stand out in their markets. With more than $750 million of committed capital since inception, we have provided growth equity funding to over 40 leading technology companies.

Updata invests in sectors we know well and in markets that we believe have high growth prospects. Companies in the “growth equity” stage have matured from idea to product development, have recorded meaningful sales, and have demonstrable proof points of market size and customer success. Capital is required to scale operations, expand to new markets, accelerate a new product launch, or provide liquidity to a founder or early investor. These situations are typically too large or complex for early-stage venture investors, and too small for later-stage private equity firms.

Investment Strategy

Updata focuses on investments that are primed for growth in sectors we know well and where we can add substantial value.

  • Sectors

    Infrastructure & Application software

    Software-as-a-Service

    Technology-enabled services

    Digital media / e-Commerce

  • Company Characteristics

    $5 - $50 million  revenue

    25% - 100%+ growth

    High gross margins and low capital expenditures

    Bootstrapped or minimal prior funding

    Non-Bay Area

  • Investment Characteristics

    $10 - $25 million equity from Updata

    Up to $50 million with co-investment from our Limited Partners

    Meaningful ownership (minority or majority)

Case Studies

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    Texas Standard Meat Company mitigates cyber threats while saving 8 hours a week ow.ly/rf2s30gIBBw #NetwrixSuccess #CyberSecurity

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    1 day ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    @Netwrix recognized by Deloitte #Fast500 as one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America! ow.ly/2NOe30gztDw

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    1 week ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    @fresnocity college sets the standard for its entire district with control over 650,000 accounts ow.ly/urL530gptdG #NetwrixSuccess

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    2 weeks ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    Netwrix boosts growth in the EMEA region with appointment of General Manager, Matt Middleton-Leal ow.ly/tcsT30g3XPV #NetwrixTeam

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    4 weeks ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    @Bridge2Solution Announces Game Changing Solution for Loyalty Industry: Introducing Loyalty Pay™ prn.to/2ytfT8Z

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    1 month ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    @xebialabs Again Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation (ARA) ow.ly/igV430fFAfa

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    1 month ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    The new @Netwrix Auditor Data Access Bundle enables SMBs to save up to 34% on security monitoring bit.ly/2kjSu6J

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    1 month ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    2017 IT Risks: In-Depth Report. #Cybersecurity risks faced by organizations of various sizes, verticals & regions ow.ly/dGWg30fr2lR

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    1 month ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    Bridging Speech and Loyalty with Voice Activated Rewards @Bridge2Solution ow.ly/AoBj30fiWgq

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    2 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    @VideoBlocks launches its stock photo service & changes its name to Storyblocks ow.ly/qMtu30ffhLB

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    2 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    #NetwrixSuccess: Netwrix named to the #Inc5000 list of the fastest growing companies for the 6th year in a row ow.ly/WPs630escHQ

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    3 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    #NetwrixSuccess: School district combats #ransomware and saves over $60,000 with Netwrix Auditor ow.ly/P5Pv30ef5Z8

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    3 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    @LendKey Announces Series C Funding ow.ly/xDcH30dMznz

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    4 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    @vineyardvines Taps @FirstInsight for Predictive Analytics ow.ly/Qc8R30dA4TR - via @wwd

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    4 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    #NetwrixSuccess: Zeon Chemicals saves hours on internal audits and gets ready for #JSOX ow.ly/nBE930dlHCx

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    4 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    @Netwrix Survey: SMBs Focus on Endpoint Security while Large Enterprises Prioritize Data Security ow.ly/p0mo30d1b9K

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    4 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    Congrats to Jill &team at Ruby Receptionists @callruby one of EY’s Pacific NW Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners ow.ly/lW9M30cEiFu

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    5 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    Congrats to @xebialabs - recognized by SD Times as a Best in Show leader in the DevOps software category ow.ly/yQVg30cEi54

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    5 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    #NetwrixSuccess: @WilliamWoodsU University resolves user issues in 15 min & limits damage from #ransomware ow.ly/FYYS30cmnUi

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    5 months ago

    @UpdataPartners  on Twitter

    Netwrix experts to showcase Netwrix Auditor 9.0 at 2017 Infosecurity Europe ow.ly/IqCe30cbQvG #infosec17 #NetwrixTeam

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    5 months ago