Sumeru invests at the intersection of people and innovative technology. We embolden innovators with capital and Scaling Partnership.
We started Sumeru with the core belief that growth capital and Scaling Partnership would be a game changer for innovative enterprise technology companies with growth cultures. This category of companies—often founder-led and growing well organically—requires an active, creative, and flexible investor that will provide guidance and active partnership to manage the challenges of scaling.
We understand that innovative companies do not materialize out of thin air and that being a founder / CEO can be a solitary role. We built our team with an emphasis on solving scaling problems for our portfolio companies with people that know how to prioritize organic growth levers. Our senior leaders collaborate with you to apply deep technology investing and operating expertise to accelerate your business and overcome any obstacles it may face.
Sumeru has invested over $3 billion in more than fifty platform and add-on investments across enterprise and vertical SaaS, data analytics, education technology, infrastructure software and cybersecurity. Our team includes over 40 Sumeru colleagues that collaborate across our Silicon Valley and New York City offices.
Sumeru provides growth capital, operating expertise, and Scaling Partnership to leading enterprise technology companies in North America and Europe.
Our investment approach is flexible, enabling us to partner with a wide array of companies—typical characteristics of our investments include:
- Software, data analytics, & other growing enterprise technology companies
- Innovative, mission-critical products with potential to own categories
- North American & Western European Headquarters
- Highly recurring and capital efficient business models
- Organic growth value drivers across product, go-to-market, and growth culture, supported by the Sumeru Growth Program and team
- Dedicated senior leadership from veteran investors and operators to provide expertise every step of the way
- $50-250 million equity check size
We have the privilege of partnering with great people to help scale some of the most innovative, culture-forward companies. Our own growth culture is rooted in the following core values:
- Overdeliver for Our Partners & Community
- ONE Team – Collaborate First
- Go for It, Own It
- Always Learning
- Say What You Mean. Mean What You Say
- Mentorship & Diversity Intersect Innovation
- Be Human + Be Yourself
We scale capability, culture, and community inside and outside Sumeru. Between our annual Sumeru Fellows Program, our monthly #AlwaysLearning fireside chats, and our portfolio company Growth Summits, we are surrounded by learning and collaboration opportunities within our broader community. Since our founding, we are grateful to have partnered with over one hundred Sumeru Fellows and firm alumni as well as over 150 portfolio executives across our investments.