About

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

US Office

Greenwich, CT

European Office

Berlin, Germany

2015

Founded

4

Funds raised

$ 1.5 B

AUM

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

European office, located in Berlin. Opened July 2021.

Activant partners with companies at their most pivotal moment, when the critical time window opens up to escape competitors and transform an industry.

Transforming industries

Fintech Startup Bolt Sees Valuation Surge to $6 Billion

October 2021

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Mortgage lender Better going public via $7.7 billion SPAC.

May 2021

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Uber visionary’s crypto app raises $26 million after fintech pivot.

March 2021

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Deliverr raises $170 million to scale an affordable alternative to Amazon Prime.

March 2021

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Bolt adds $75M to its Series C, as the battle to rule online checkout continues.

June 2020

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Investment focus

We understand that your company can transform its market and grow it 10x bigger than others might think. Why? Because we dedicate the time to understand the nuances of your sector and invest behind a thesis in the business models and teams we believe will drive the biggest change.

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 for hyper-growth 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 Target

    2021

    $ 400 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

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

February 2021

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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.

December 2020

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

November 2020

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

April 2020

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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