Mainsail Welcomes Michael Anderson as Partner

Mainsail Welcomes Michael Anderson as Partner
April 29, 2015 Mainsail Partners

San Francisco, CA, April 29, 2015 — Mainsail Partners (, a growth equity firm that invests exclusively in growing bootstrapped companies, announced today the addition of Michael Anderson to its team. Michael becomes the fourth investment partner at Mainsail and will focus on investments in the healthcare, software and technology industries.

“Michael brings over a decade of experience investing in high-growth private companies, particularly within the healthcare and life sciences sectors,” said Gavin Turner, managing partner at Mainsail. “He has a deep understanding of entrepreneurs who have bootstrapped their businesses, and we are excited about the experience he brings to our team.”

Prior to joining Mainsail, Michael was a principal at Summit Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm. Michael is currently on the board of directors of Integrated DNA Technologies, and was previously on the boards of National Veterinary Associates (acquired by Ares Management), Medspring Urgent Care (acquired by Fresenius Medical Care) and CareCentrix.  Michael worked for Danaher Corporation, Onex Corporation, Nassau Capital and Gleacher Partners prior to Summit.

Michael received his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in economics, Magna Cum Laude, from Princeton University. Michael grew up in several countries including Hong Kong and Australia, and now resides in Menlo Park, California with his wife and three daughters.


Mainsail Partners is a leading growth equity firm that invests exclusively in growing bootstrapped companies and builds them into industry leaders.  The San Francisco-based firm has raised nearly $400 million in committed capital and has a team of experienced operating professionals to help outstanding entrepreneurs scale their businesses and accelerate growth. Mainsail’s investments include enterprise software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies Netchemia, PlayMaker CRM, Steelwedge and Zen Planner, as well as, payments-as-a-service companies Paylease and nCourt. For further information, please visit