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Marlin Equity Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders David McGovern


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Total investments 27
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 1.59
Lead investments 14
Follow on index
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Exits 12
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care

Marlin Equity Partners is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2005. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Hermosa Beach. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by David McGovern.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Marlin Equity Partners, startups are often financed by K1 Investment Management, Workday, Tudor Growth Equity. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kinetic Ventures, Infor, ITC Holdings. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Kinetic Ventures, Infor, ITC Holding Company.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Fidelis Cybersecurity, Tidemark, Talkwalker. 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 most successful fund investment fields, there are Network Security, Health Care. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

This Marlin Equity Partners works on 16 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 44 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 fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Enterprise Software
Social Media
$150M25 Jan 2022 Redwood City, California, United States

CE Broker

Health Care
12 Jan 2022 Jacksonville, Florida, United States


23 Nov 2021 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States


29 Sep 2021 Chichester, England, United Kingdom


Information Technology
Risk Management
28 Sep 2021 Massachusetts, United States


Document Management
Enterprise Software
27 Sep 2021 San Luis Obispo, California, United States


Financial Services
$236M27 May 2021 City of Brussels, Belgium


Communications Infrastructure
Data Visualization
11 May 2021 Milpitas, California, United States


Automation/Workflow Software
Business/Productivity Software
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Product Search
15 Feb 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


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