MSP Software & Cybersecurity Investor Summit
The largest private equity fund focused solely on cybersecurity software, will invest in the global software and services industry to grow an industry-leading platform for cybersecurity innovation.
At some point, most software developers have to acknowledge the significance of the development of source code for security reasons. This means that developers need to be aware of the potential vulnerabilities of source code. If you don’t know what those vulnerabilities are you are less likely to know how to patch them, thus reducing the level of security in the software. Also, the security of the source code needs to be thought of in the product development process. Developers tend to not get it right when they make changes to a product. And developers may not notice the problems until after they make the changes. So developers need to be trained in how to mitigate security risks. This is possible with the summit because the summit brings together a number of security experts to talk about the need for people to take a more security-focused approach with source code.
One thing that makes software more secure is the availability of the Internet. This is a huge area of investment for the company. However, many software developers don’t understand the value of the resources of the Internet. This is where the MSP Software & Cybersecurity Investor Summit comes in.
The Summit Partners Growth Equity Fund XI
The Summit Partners Growth Equity Fund XI (SPGE) is an International Growth Equity Fund (IGEF) operating in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. It aims to provide capital (as a percentage of the fund’s total assets) for IGGAF’s Growth Equity Funds that operate in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. This article summarizes SPGE’s investment objectives and provides an overview of the IGGAF Growth Equity Funds.
SPGE has been a long-term investment partnership established by the Summit Partners group of funds since 2002. The partnership’s primary investment objective is long-term capital appreciation, which is achieved by investing in growth equity funds that provide capital growth (generally in excess of 10–15%) and that invest in a mix of public and private placements. The fund objectives include: (a) creating significant shareholder value by maximizing investment returns at a very low cost; (b) creating a highly diversified portfolio of growth equity investments in the public markets; (c) growing the fund’s long-term capital through growth capital appreciation; (d) ensuring the availability of growth capital, particularly during economic recessions and economic downturns, in a timely fashion; and (e) promoting the best talent to join and stay in growth equity funds, which provides superior return potential to the fund’s shareholders.
SPGE was established by the Summit Partners group of funds in 2002 to provide capital growth for its Growth Equity Funds. In 2010, a new investment strategy was implemented and included an expanded investment policy and portfolio targeting.
SPGE uses a fixed-income strategy that has four distinct components: interest rate risk; credit risk; currency risk; and liquidity risk.
The Investment Policy and Portfolio was designed with a “growth capital model” to attract funds with specific growth objectives and with specific requirements for fund managers.
The investment policies and portfolios of all of the SPGE Growth Equity Funds are described below.
Growth equity fund XI : executive perspectives for Summit Partners
For many, these problems are endemic to the very nature of the equity investment business. Indeed, the phrase “equity fund investment” is such a vague label that a search and replace exercise on some investment funds, will reveal the first few hits: “equity fund”, “investment” and “fund”.
If you’re a professional investor, you know the answer to those questions. In fact, that’s why you have a professional investment advisor.
What is “equity”? That’s the topic of this presentation, which will be the second segment of our annual Summit Partner Summit in the early hours of Saturday morning.
First, a quick refresher on equity: According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), the term equity is a synonym for “unfunded obligations”: “Equity investing entails the investment of funds in the equity securities of one or more companies.
Why are we doing equity? Because we’re a software company, and we want to be recognized as being in a leadership position within that market.
For instance, we wanted to be able to say that we’re, in effect, the largest and most powerful software company in the world, and we didn’t want to leave the impression that we were a one man band. One, because we want to go to any number of conferences, and because there are many, many conferences, and I don’t want to be a small part of any one of them.
The Summit Partners Fund
“Software Revolution” I experienced in the early 1980s.
software for an airline reservation systems.
name of “Polarstar”.
into their company revealed a lot of interesting software.
would need to adapt their software to these new needs.
ready to do my job.
of a full-time employee, and an interesting problem.
the airline industry. That was my goal.
I was determined that I would find a way.
different airline executives, they decided to help me.
did not want anything to go wrong.
Tips of the Day in Software
I’ll talk about some of the things that you need to know, so you can move on to the other skills.