Entrepreneurs continue to use Internet-based business models to transform traditional industry distribution systems and supply chains, altering how consumers and businesses access and share information, deliver new productivity and business applications, and revolutionize the advertising, media and entertainment industry. Summit Partners works with entrepreneurs who intend to build businesses that stand the test of time by delivering an outstanding customer experience through a combination of technology, operational excellence and customer service.
Since 1984, Summit Partners has provided growth equity and credit to more than 40 Internet and new media companies. We have helped build many category-leading companies within a variety of subsectors, including trading platforms, consumer services, Internet-delivered software, commercial transaction databases and information outsourcing. With nearly 15 public offerings and strategic mergers in the Internet and new media sector, Summit has a proven track-record of helping companies to create value for management and shareholders.
Here are some examples:
- Summit guided Web Reservations International Limited on board recruitment, infrastructure development and acquisition strategy. The company now provides confirmed online reservations to more than 50,000 properties in 160 countries via its branded websites and online travel portals, tourist boards and destination management companies.
- By supporting the growth strategy of RightNow Technologies Inc., Summit helped expand the company’s international presence to more than 1,800 organizations worldwide. The company has become the standard customer relationship management platform across all industries, winning numerous industry awards.
- Summit helped WebSideStory Inc. broaden its product line from web-based analytics to a comprehensive suite of digital marketing tools—including search, web content and keyword management modules.
- Working with Unica Corporation, Summit helped recruit a CFO and marketing vice president, and assisted in structuring and staffing the board with technology industry leaders. By providing strategic guidance and networking, Summit connected the company to the investment community, setting the stage for its eventual IPO.
To learn more about our investments in the Internet and new media sector, please view our portfolio.