An entrepreneurial family office
… is an entrepreneurial family office and business optimization consulting firm. We invest our own capital in middle market software and tech-enabled services companies.
With entrepreneurial roots and proven operational and investing experience, GSV works alongside select independent co-investing partners and other institutional managers to build platforms of technology companies that revolutionize the industries they serve.
GSV provides operational support and access to capital to midmarket tech firms all over the world. With more than 200 investments (and counting!) since 2015, GSV is a unique, rapidly expanding growth equity firm run by experienced entrepreneurs, not Harvard MBAs.
Through a differentiated strategy, we help founder-led organizations take the next step in their evolution. Our hands-on, collaborative approach brings custom resources to the table, enabling dynamic teams to achieve their objectives and drive business forward. From product help and marketing know-how to HR assistance and financial guidance, our operating partners pull levers that make positive impact.
GSV-backed SaaS platforms enjoy access to operational expertise, as well as new opportunities to scale organically and through add-on acquisitions. Guided by a unique perspective and playbook, GSV adds exceptional value to its growing portfolio.
Ross Croley Founds In10sity Interactive
In10Sity completes 5 acquisitions
2009 - 2010
In10Sity becomes part of Ministry Brands; 10 additional acquisitions completed
2012 - 2014
GSV is formed
Ministry Brands is recapped by PSG in March and by Genstar in November
Property Brands is formed
Ministry Brands is recapped by Insight Venture Partners, later rebranded Community Brands
Therapy Brands is formed
Government Brands is formed
Property Brands is recapped by Insight Venture Partners
Therapy Brands is recapped by Lightyear Capital & Oak HC/FT
GSV makes initial investment in Tribute Technology
Vacation Brands is formed
Transit Technologies is formed
Vehlo is formed
LivTech is formed
Property and Vacation Brands combine to form Inhabit IQ
GSV makes initial investment in ProfitSolv
Tribute Technology is recapped by Carlyle, Vista
GSV makes majority investment in payments leader Stax
Inhabit IQ is recapped by Goldman Sachs
PracticeTek is formed
GSV makes initial investment in MedSuite
GSV makes initial investment in Owl Practice Suite
GSV marks 200th acquisition
Therapy Brands is recapped by KKR
GSV makes initial investment in Petvisor
Government Brands is recapped by TPG
PracticeTek is recapped by Lightyear Capital
Ministry Brands is recapped by Reverence Capital
Stax achieves ‘unicorn’ status
GSV becomes controlling investor in Vehlo
TalentTek is formed
We love Knoxville for many reasons – from its laid back 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 that are 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.
“My wife and I (and 2 dogs) recently moved to Knoxville. We had both grown up in Ohio, moved to Dallas where we spent 10 years and had 2 of our children, then onto Atlanta where we spent 20 years and had our 3rd child. The kids are (almost) grown now and mostly out of the house. We’ve found the move to Knoxville to be a breath of fresh air, considering the large cities where we had spent most of our adult lives. Given the fact that each day I drive 15 minutes to the office, by the river, I almost feel like I’m in a resort area instead of headed to work.
We live in one of the suburbs, but the city is close and has more than enough food and fun. We have found many good restaurants, and plenty of breweries. Downtown Market Square is one of our favorite places to go on weekends and when friends and family come to visit. Knoxville also has SEC sports, a semi-pro hockey and baseball team, and we’re still close enough to Atlanta if we want to take a day and see our Atlanta Braves!”
“Since moving to Knoxville from St. Louis, I’ve discovered lots of amazing hiking and outdoor recreation. Knoxville is so close to other cool areas like Chattanooga and Nashville making for easy day trips.
While Knoxville has many chain restaurants, there are definitely some local gems to explore in terms of dining and drink hotspots. There are some noteworthy highlights worthy of a foodie. And don’t forget all the cool bakeries, butchers and seafood shops that are all locally owned.
Knoxville has lots of nice neighborhoods to choose from. We have an amazing backyard and a pool…we practically live outside!”
“I love Knoxville! It has a small town feel with most of the larger city amenities. The people here have been wonderful. I just learned to play pickleball and there are lots of pickleball courts at reasonable prices. Lots of nice parks for walking and running. And WATER is all around!
I moved from Raleigh, N.C. where there is lots of traffic and a little overcrowded for my taste – not to mention HOT in the summer. And Tennessee’s no income tax is always a plus for my financial brain!”