About

Activant is a global investment firm that partners with high-growth companies that transform commerce.

US Office

Greenwich, CT

European Office

Berlin, Germany

2015

Founded

4

Funds raised

$ 2.1 B

AUM

US office, located in Greenwich, north of New York City.

European office, located in Berlin. Opened July 2021.

We partner with founders who have won their initial battles and are ready for the next challenge.

Investment focus

We typically invest when two things come together. First, the company has the potential to achieve escape velocity and transform an entire industry. Second, we believe the founders can lead the company through hyper growth, and our support can significantly increase the probability of this success.

Series

B

Series

C

Series

D

Typical Initial Partnership

$ 20–40 MM

Average initial commitment

15 years

Fund life

3–5

Growth investments per year

In order to be a valuable partner, we believe we have to go as deep into a market as a company's founders, spending the time to understand the nuances of a sector and invest behind a thesis. We believe, the more complex the market, the more useful this is.

We began with a focus on technology companies, building ecommerce and retail infrastructure, and have since expanded through the value chain into logistics, fintech, insurance, and healthcare.

These industries are dominated by huge spending powers, deep inefficiencies and poor customer experiences. We believe the digitalization and disruption of these sectors present the greatest opportunity of the next two decades.
 

Commerce

Supply Chain

Fintech

Healthcare

The critical time window to escape competitors and transform an industry is not open for long.

Operational support

That’s why after we invest, the real work begins.

Think of us as a support function: we are structured to help founders and their teams to take maximum advantage of the opportunity at hand.

Our concentrated approach and sector focus ensures that we are committed to the companies we partner with.

Thought & sparring partner

Hiring, culture, and process help

Access to capital, customers, and partners

Project-based support where you need it

Our funds

  1. Fund I

    2016

    $ 75 MM

  2. Fund II

    2018

    $ 129 MM

  3. Fund III

    2020

    $ 257 MM

  4. Fund IV

    2021

    $ 395 MM

We are fortunate enough to be entrusted by exceptional limited partners, including North American and European charitable foundations, hospital systems, endowments, and family offices.

Their backing enables us to do what we love most: practice the craft of investing in exceptional founders and teams who are driven every day to deliver a better experience to their customers.

Activant in the news

February 2021

What founders and venture capitalists have to say about fundraising during COVID

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December 2020

These are the 38 fintechs that investors say are poised to be breakout B2B stars. Meet the startups they think will follow in the footsteps of Plaid and Stripe.

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November 2020

Steve Sarracino, Founder of Activant - Fintech Investing, Driving Growth, and Staying Vigilant!

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April 2020

This low-flying growth equity firm, with payments and logistics bets, just closed a $257 million fund

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Team

Founders who aspire to build something bigger than themselves chose to partner with us at their most critical point.

Get to know the team