Venture dealmaking is having a moment. According to PitchBook data, more than $460 billion was invested into private startups as of February 2021, an almost 40% increase on the previous peak in 2018. In this founders’ market, marketing and communications pros in VC are working hard to differentiate their firms and create opportunities for meaningful engagement with the startup community. This is something that Katja Gagen, head of marketing at TCV, a growth equity firm whose flagship investments include Airbnb, Peloton, Netflix and Spotify, knows a thing or two about.

After partnering with Katja to announce TCV’s new $4 billion…

How AxiomSL found growth in the global financial crisis — and hyper-growth in partnership with TCV.

From left to right: Alexander Tsigutkin and Vladimir Etkin

The financial crisis of 2008 came as a resounding shock for countless companies, including many in the financial industry itself. But not for AxiomSL, a leading provider of cloud-enabled software for governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) regulatory reporting solutions to the financial services industry.

AxiomSL was founded by Alex Tsigutkin and Vladimir Etkin in 1991. As data management experts they had seen disorganized, unintegrated GRC processes even in highly regarded financial firms. “Everywhere I went, it was the same. The data was all over the place, in different systems and different departments,” explains Tsigutkin, CEO of AxiomSL. “We saw a…

Amsterdam, March 30, 2021 — Hotmart Company, a leading global cloud-based platform that empowers creators to build, run, manage, and grow their digital businesses, announced today that it has raised US$130 million in a Series C funding round led by TCV. Alkeon Capital also participated in the round. Valuation has not been disclosed, but Hotmart continues to build on its previously secured unicorn status. The proceeds from this round will be used for growth initiatives including product innovation and international expansion, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions.

This financing comes as Hotmart continues to experience significant growth and advances…

MENLO PARK, CA, January 27, 2021 — We are excited to announce the closing of TCV XI, our largest fund to date at $4 billion. With the new fund, we strive to accelerate TCV’s strong momentum and capture the vast opportunities presented by digital transformation and rapid technology adoption. This will continue our long history of partnering with exceptional founders and CEOs to build iconic technology franchises redefining their industries.

TCV turned 25 in 2020. Since 1995, we have invested more than $14 billion in over 350 growth stage technology companies. …

ATLANTA, Dec. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OneTrust, the largest and most widely used privacy, security, and data governance technology platform, today announced a $300 million Series C funding round. The funding values OneTrust, founded in 2016, at $5.1 billion and brings the company’s total money raised in the last 18 months to $710 million. TCV signed on as a new investor and led the round, joined by OneTrust’s existing investors, including Insight Partners and Coatue.

Watch the video: Kabir Barday, CEO and Blake Brannon, CTO, discuss OneTrust’s growth to a $5.1 billion-valued leader in privacy, security, and governance

OneTrust’s technology…


Spryker, a fast-growing commerce technology for global enterprises, today announced that it has raised over $130 million in a Series C financing round, led by Silicon Valley-based TCV. Existing investors One Peak from London and Project A Ventures from Berlin also participated in the round.

The funding will be used to expand Spryker’s proven B2B and Enterprise Marketplace products and create a compelling 3rd party technology AppStore. Spryker also intends to grow its international footprint with a focus on the U.S., which already accounts for 10% of its annual software revenue. With…

Strava will use funds to enhance the athlete experience and ongoing support of its global community.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Strava, the leading social platform for athletes, today announced that it has raised $110 million in a Series F financing round led by TCV and Sequoia Capital, with participation by Dragoneer Investment Group and existing investors including Madrone Capital Partners, Jackson Square Ventures and Go4it Capital.

Strava is the largest sports community in the world with more than 70 million members in 195 countries. This financing will help the company build more features that athletes love, support its global community and expand to better serve more athletes.

“We’re excited to partner with TCV…

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors, today announced an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in AxiomSL, a leading provider of cloud-enabled risk management and regulatory solutions for banking, investment management, broker dealers and commodity trading institutions. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded by CEO Alexander Tsigutkin and CTO Vladimir Etkin, AxiomSL serves the world’s premier financial institutions through ControllerView®, its intelligent data…

A conversation with Matthew Gross, Newsela CEO and Co-Founder, and TCV Vice President, Dave Eichler.

Matthew Gross and David Eichler

Newsela’s founders were educators who imagined the equivalent of Spotify or Netflix for educational content in schools. They designed their SaaS offering for the practical realities of classroom instruction, seeded it with teachers across the country, and then leveraged teacher advocacy to win district-level contracts. When it looked like their high growth could be derailed by school closings during the pandemic, they pivoted to giving content away to demonstrate solidarity with their customers — and reached two-thirds of all schools in the country. Now Newsela is firmly entrenched in the new normal for K-12 education: laptops for every kid, bandwidth…

A conversation with Heidi Robinson, CPO of Varsity Tutors, and Beth Knuppel, Principal at TCV’s Portfolio Operations team.

By early 2020, 13-year-old Varsity Tutors was strongly positioned as the largest live learning platform in the U.S., dedicated to connecting students and professionals with personalized instruction.

Then the pandemic impacted demand, due to social distancing and parents balancing home-schooling children and working from home. After taking quick action to ensure business continuity, Varsity Tutors went back on offense, expanding its offerings to support customers who were adopting technology at a fast pace.

The company moved its core tutoring business entirely online, vastly increased small class offerings, and introduced new options such as free live large classes. Customers responded enthusiastically…


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