Year In Review

For nearly 20 years, Mainsail Partners has invested in founder-led software companies, working alongside management teams striving to drive growth and innovation. 2020 was a year unlike any other, and we are proud of the way our team and our portfolio companies navigated it with agility and tenacity.

As we look back on the year, we are pleased to share some of our most noteworthy highlights.

2020 Highlights

Closed $531M*
Fund V

Invested in 3 Software Platforms

Completed 4 company exits / recaps

Recognized Across the Industry with Awards & Acknowledgements

Mainsail Partners Listed as One of Inc.’s Top 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms

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Mainsail Investment Team Named on GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors List

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Mainsail’s Gavin Turner Named a Top Software Investor by GrowthCap

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Mainsail’s David Farsai Named Rising Star in Private Equity by Mergers & Acquisitions

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Expansion within Mainsail

Welcomed 4 new members to our team

Lynn Atkinson

Chief Operating Officer

Erica Curello

Vice President, Business Development

Phil Stern

Vice President, Sales Center of Excellence

Garret Jackson


And celebrated an internal promotion

Anthony Hayes

Senior Associate

Value Creation at Portfolio Companies

Throughout 2020, Mainsail’s dedicated team of operating professionals worked alongside the management teams of our portfolio companies to help drive growth.

Hired 34 executives to lead our portfolio companies

27Sourced fromMainsail’sexecutivenetwork

Completed nearly 70 projects across the portfolio

"Mainsail helped our company stay on the offensive this year. This included supporting our team on projects across pricing, market strategy, M&A and recruiting talent."

Mark Tipton, CEO of Aspire Software

Hosted 24 virtual events for Mainsail and portfolio teams

Hosted events for Mainsailors and portfolio teams that included best practices to address changing workforce needs resulting from COVID.

Mainsail Supporting Our Community

Throughout 2020, we supported
50+ Philanthropic Organizations

Amounting to over
$100K in
Charitable Giving


Mainsail Partners is committed to advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within our organization and in our portfolio with the goal of being more effective investors. In 2020, we amplified our programs and activities focused on DEI at Mainsail and in our portfolio companies. We also provided support to DEI-focused organizations through monetary contributions and volunteering.


Our portfolio companies continue to progress on their growth journeys, and we are proud to be their partners.