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

US Office

Greewich, CT




Funds raised

$ 1.2 B


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

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.







Typical Initial Partnership

$ 20–40 MM

Average initial commitment

15 years

Fund life


Growth investments per year

We believe the best way to look around corners and be a good partner to founders is to deliberately focus on a few sectors and be thesis-driven. This forces us to develop a nuanced and deep understanding of a market, its players, and the ecosystem.

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

Why? These industries are dominated by huge spend, deep inefficiencies, poor customer experience. We believe the digitization and disruption of these sectors presents the greatest opportunity of the next two decades.


Supply Chain



The critical time window for hyper-growth is not open for long.

Operational Approach

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


    $ 75 MM

  2. Fund II


    $ 129 MM

  3. Fund III


    $ 257 MM

  4. Fund IV Target


    $ 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.

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

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