PE/VC  Spectrum Equity

     Office Locations:

140 New Montgomery 20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-464-4600
Fax: 415-464-4601

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  • Expansion
  • Late
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Sports & Entertainment



    With $1.5 billion in capital under management (across nine investment funds) and offices in Boston and San Francisco, Spectrum is established in the business services, entertainment, communications, information services, media, and related growth sectors. Founded 1994, Spectrum typically invests between $25 million and $100 million per transaction. The firm typically invests in growing, profitable private companies, in privately negotiated investments in public companies, and in leveraged acquisitions of independent companies or divisions of larger companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Adam Gassin Principal
    Adam J. Margolin Managing Director
    Ben Spero Managing Director
    Brian Regan Managing Director
    Brion B. Applegate Co-Founder


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