Our Unicorn Club

6 "unicorns" created via buy-and-build strategies

The Results Speak for Themselves

GSV has a long track record of executing vertically focused buy-and-build strategies with exceptional outcomes across a variety of industries, having built six platforms to $1B+ valuations during the last decade.

Who’s in the club?

Community Brands is a software platform focused on faith-based organizations, K-12 schools, and nonprofit associations.
The company was started by GSV founder and CEO, Ross Croley, in 2012.


  • 70 acquisitions completed
  • 3 recapitalizations

Inhabit provides property management software and tech-enabled services to residential, commercial, and short-term vacation rental property managers.
The company was started by GSV in 2015 with an initial investment in PayYourRent and PropertyBoss.


  • 34 acquisitions completed
  • 3 recapitalizations

Tribute provides software and e-commerce solutions to the funeral industry.
The company was launched by GSV and PSG Equity in 2018 with an investment in Frazier Consultants.


  • 7 acquisitions completed
  • Sold to Carlyle and Vista


Government Brands is a software and payments processing solution for state and local government agencies and court systems.
The company was launched by GSV in 2018 with an investment in eGovernment Solutions.


  • 29 acquisitions completed
  • Sold to Providence and TPG

Therapy Brands provides practice management software, revenue cycle management solutions, clearinghouse services, and other related offerings to the behavioral therapy market.
The company was started by GSV in 2018 with an investment in Theranest.


  • 16 acquisitions completed
  • Recapitalized initially with Lightyear Capital and later sold to KKR

Stax offers payment processing and business management software solutions to SMBs as well as payfac-enablement API solutions to independent software vendors (ISVs).
The platform was launched by GSV in 2020 with an investment in Fattmerchant.


  • 4 acquisitions completed
  • Recapitalized with PSG Equity with participation from GSV, HarbourVest, and Blue Star Innovations Partners