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Guidepost Growth Equity

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Doug Kingsley Eugene Nogi Mike Pehl Roshen Menon Russell Pyle


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Total investments 16
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 1.07
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Human Resources
  • Data Integration
  • Staffing Agency

The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Boston.

This organization was formed by Doug Kingsley, Eugene Nogi, Mike Pehl, Roshen Menon, Russell Pyle.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Analytics, Enterprise Applications. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline ThinkHR

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Guidepost Growth Equity, startups are often financed by SaaS Capital, Kennet Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Salesforce Ventures.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 80 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
Management Consulting
$200M15 Sep 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Consumer Research
Market Research
Product Research
UX Design
$70M17 Mar 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Business Intelligence
Market Research
Staffing Agency
$150M26 Aug 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


$35M26 May 2021 Pasching, Oberosterreich, Austria


Data Integration
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
$150M17 Feb 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Elements Global Services

Employee Benefits
Human Resources
Risk Management
$20M14 Aug 2020 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Green Rabbit

Food and Beverage
$31M29 Oct 2019 Braintree, Massachusetts, United States

Traction on Demand

Cloud Data Services
Data Integration
Data Visualization
E-Commerce Platforms
Enterprise Applications
Marketing Automation
Professional Services
16 Sep 2019 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Retail Technology
20 Jun 2019 London, England, United Kingdom
Atheneum nabs $150M to build out its ‘research as a service’ platform for virtual surveys and interviews

– Atheneum, a platform for companies to conduct and analyze research sourced through virtual interviews and surveys with stakeholders, has raised $150m funding.
– The funding was led by Guidepost Growth Equity with participation from unnamed limited partners, existing investors Crosslantic Capital Management, Michael Brehm and Vogel Communications Group, and Atheneum’s founding management team.
– The startup was founded in Berlin a little over a decade ago and now has a second base in New York.
– It is already profitable.

Tractive Raises $35 Million as It Brings World’s Most Trusted GPS Tracker for Dogs and Cats to the U.S.

– Tractive, the most trusted GPS device in the world for providing round-the-clock, real-time location tracking for dogs and cats, announced that it has closed $35 million in growth funding led by Guidepost Growth Equity. The investment will accelerate innovation and adoption of the company’s industry-leading pet tracking device, which currently serves over 400,000 active subscribers across 175 countries, the largest network in the world.


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