Patient and flexible capital for software companies

We're investors and former operators who have a proven track record of helping more than 50 companies grow into market leaders.

Growth Buyouts
Majority Recaps
Growth Capital

Software investing
is all we do.

Our focus on growth-stage software companies and entrepreneur-first approach to partnership are core principles for us.

We’ve learned from the best.
Kaseya, Veeam, Fareharbor are a few of the names we’ve learned from. We bring the most important operational lessons from over 50 companies to our partners.
We bring a flexible approach.
Vertica can provide growth capital, partial liquidity for shareholders, or full buyouts to companies based on what best fits their needs.
To build on your momentum.
From best practices on inside sales to the latest strategies for recruiting, Vertica maintains real-time information on how to stay ahead of the competition.
With people who have been there before.
Our private network of executives and functional experts from leading companies like Palo Alto Networks, Splunk and SolarWinds, support our partners with expertise and valuable connections.

Our Criteria

Vertica Capital offers a combination of shareholder liquidity and growth capital to software companies based on what best fits their needs.

Growth Stage
We invest in companies between $2-20M of ARR who have an opportunity to sustain or accelerate growth.
Thesis Based
No minimum growth or profitability threshold. We invest with a thesis first approach about companies and their markets.
Flexible Structuring
Vertica offers a combination of growth buyouts, majority recaps, and growth capital with equity check sizes between $10M to $60M.
Alignment Matters
Your company and your values. We build on what you created to accelerate growth post close with active support.

Recent Investments

We're actively investing in companies at various growth stages, with check sizes ranging from $10M to $100M.

Opkey

Opkey is a next generation test-automation platform focused on enterprise business applications. The company provides the highest ROI and coverage for companies globally.

2022
Security Weaver

SecurityWeaver is the global independent market leader for SAP security automation, serving large enterprises globally. The company merged with Pathlock as part of the transaction.

2022
SAST

SAST is the DACH region leader for SAP security and controls automation, covering both access controls and system vulnerability controls. The company merged with Pathlock as part of the transaction.

2022
Appsian Security

Appsian Security is the market leader for process controls in the higher education, medical, state and local governments, for leading ERP applications. Company was merged Pathlock.

2021
CSI Tools

CSI tools is the Benelux leader in access controls automation for SAP environments. The company merged with Pathlock as part of the recent transaction.

2021
ProLion

Prolion is the leader in ransomware prevention and uptime protection for critical storage environments. The company helps enterprise customers proactively protect their environments.

2021
Pathlock

Pathlock is the market leader for application security and controls automation for business applications. The company provides access governance and GRC automation for over 100 business applications.

2020

“Vertica has been a true partner for us. They understand our business deeply and have helped accelerate growth in ways we could not have achieved independently.”

Piyush Pandey
CEO of Pathlock

“Few investors understand the importance of building great cultures the way the Vertica team does. That is one of our core values at ProLion, and their team brings the same DNA to their portfolio.”

Robert Graf
Founder of ProLion

"The Vertica team brings unique experience, rolodex connections, and best practices to the table. I think of them as an unfair advantage that allows companies to outperform. Partnering with the folks at Vertica was one of the best business decisions I ever made."

Jonathan Cogley
Founder of Thycotic

“We've trusted the judgment of the Vertica team at the most crucial decision points for our business. Few investors understand software companies the way the Vertica team does.”

Lawrence Hester
Founder of FareHarbor

Team

We're investors and operators who have a proven track record of helping more than 50 companies grow into market leaders.

Vitaly Vorobeychik
Vitaly Vorobeychik
Philip Vorobeychik
Philip Vorobeychik
Jesse Javna
Jesse Javna
Stephen Hoey
Stephen Hoey
Saahil Siddoo
Saahil Siddoo
Daniel Jacobs
Daniel Jacobs
Nick Azar
Nick Azar
Christian Poulsen
Christian Poulsen
Marella Briones
Marella Briones
Jonathan Cogley
Jonathan Cogley
Tom Schodorf
Tom Schodorf
Mitch Trestrail
Mitch Trestrail