Operational support and transformational capital for lower middle market growth technology companies
At GSV, our approach is to leverage our experiences, knowledge, and network to maximize value for our customers, shareholders, employees, and partners as we manage businesses and invest our own capital. Everything we do is driven by the entrepreneurial spirit that anchors our firm.
Greater Sum Ventures launched in 2016, imagined by the bootstrapped entrepreneurs who created Ministry Brands, a platform of ministry-focused software solutions that would go through 3 recaps in 2 years, most recently selling for $1.4 billion. In a deal that would become the 2017 Private Equity Deal of the Year, the Ministry Brands model helped pioneer GSV’s unique playbook.
What the team learned was that bringing together families of industry-specific SaaS owners would allow the owners to collectively revolutionize their end-market as they grow their own brands. From cost savings through synergies to cross-selling related customer bases, joined business owners are able to achieve rapid, profitable growth.
Our experienced team guides our portfolio companies to grow stronger, create value and unlock potential. From sourcing and research to diligence and operations, GSV is a team of proven experts whose collective expertise is greater than the sum of its parts.
We love our Knoxville home base for many reasons – from its laidback charm to its thriving economic climate. The area boasts both a family-friendly and a business-friendly environment.
Knoxville has managed to retain a small-town vibe in spite of its many amenities typically associated with big-city living.
Known for its Southern hospitality, mild weather, and abundant outdoor recreation, East Tennessee continues to climb lists as a most desirable and affordable place to live and work.
GSV-backed business owners enjoy access to operational expertise and new opportunities to scale, while investment partners benefit from our proven track record.
Listen to what our partners say, and then get in touch here!
“GSV was the clear winner out of about 30 fireside chats we held in picking a partner for our next phase of growth.”
“GSV has proven time and again that it can execute at a speed that others just can’t match.”
“GSV is a team of founders in their core with entrepreneurial spirit and know-how that enable them to overcome obstacles.”
“GSV is a different breed from traditional PE firms with a focus on finding successful businesses with a strategy for maintaining growth.”
“There are far more opportunities now than when we weren’t partnered with GSV. We can make a bigger impact on the market that we serve.”
“GSV is exactly the kind of partner that every CEO wishes for.”