The New Frontier of Private Equity Tech Investing

During the Toronto ACG Capital Connection conference, Middle Market Growth sat down with leaders from two technology-focused growth equity firms.

The first interview in this episode features Scottie Wardell, managing partner and co-founder of Integrity Growth Partners, a firm based outside Los Angeles that invests in software and tech-enabled services businesses.

Wardell discussed the role of data analytics in value creation and how her firm leverages data during sourcing and due diligence.

The second interview is with Lisa Melchior, founder and managing partner of VERTU Capital, a Toronto-based firm that invests in Canadian technology businesses.

Melchior spoke about the tech investing landscape in Canada, why venture-stage companies have had an easier time attracting capital than their late-stage counterparts, and how VERTU works with entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level.

“With any business you’re walking into, whether it’s Google or McDonalds, there is a ton of data that these companies have access to in a way that they never did before. They all want to figure out what to do with it.”

SCOTTIE WARDELL
Managing Partner and Co-Founder,
Integrity Growth Partners

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