Trusted investment partners for software companies

Trousdale Capital is a global technology investment firm focused on multi-stage investments in
rapidly growing software companies. Trousdale Capital’s mission is to partner with leading software
companies by providing strategic capital and hands-on software expertise to drive growth by
accelerating product innovation, go-to-market, and customer success. 

Software Expertise

Trousdale Capital is a global technology investment firm hyper-focused on multi-stage growth investments in enterprise software companies. Our investments can range from $5 million to $50 million, and vary in the level of ownership in order to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and management teams. Our mandate is flexible and allows us to invest in software companies at varying stages of growth, so we approach every situation with an open mind and create customized investment structures to match different business models or transaction types.  

Transparency. 

Collaboration. 

Alignment.

Latest Announcements

Investments
Trousdale Capital Leads $11.9M Investment in Jifflenow to Supercharge Meeting Automation
May 12, 2021
operations
Trousdale Capital launches Career Portal, enabling candidates to explore open positions in its portfolio
February 19, 2021

Investment strategy

Trousdale Capital typically invests alongside strong management teams that continue to guide their organizations on a day-to-day basis. Our investments can range from $5 million to $50 million, and vary in the level of ownership in order to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and management teams. Our mandate is flexible and allows us to invest in software companies at varying stages of growth, so we approach every situation with an open mind and create customized investment structures to match different business models or transaction types. 

Target company attributes:

Transaction focus:

Value Enhancement

As partners, we seek to provide meaningful strategic and financial support to help our companies reach their full potential. Once an investment is made, the Trousdale Capital team, together with portfolio company management, strives to continue refining its understanding of the business, including product roadmap reviews, sales pipeline analyses, operating budget construction, working capital and cash flow management, and end-to-end support with M&A and corporate development efforts. 

Trousdale Capital seeks to directly source investment and add-on opportunities by engaging in a meticulous process of researching market niches and developing relationships with management teams over an extended period of time. This deliberate and patient, bottom-up approach provides insight into the next generation of industry-leading companies, market dynamics, business models, and management execution capabilities.

Trousdale Capital believes in an analytically rigorous approach to sales & marketing. We pay very close attention to SaaS metrics across different customer segments and cohorts, and pride ourselves in our use of data to help drive business strategy. Our goal is to make strategic recommendations around go-to-market strategy that increase sales & marketing efficiency.

We believe that great leadership inspires potential and drives sustainable results. We assist in recruiting top talent as well as retaining people through employee engagement initiatives. We strive to create an environment that embraces learning and professional development.

Portfolio companies benefit from Trousdale Capital's partnerships with B2B technology vendors. Special discounts, dedicated professional advisors, and unique benefits are available to Trousdale Capital's portfolio companies. Our growing list of preferred vendors include Amazon AWS, Carta, HubSpot, SaaSOptics, and NetSuite by Oracle, among others.

We assist our management teams to pursue strategic acquisitions that broaden product suites and accelerate roadmaps, open up new territories globally, and consolidate markets transforming the competitive landscape. These activities enable our portfolio companies to further enhance their scale and profitability. We manage the entire process including sourcing, negotiation, diligence, and financing.

Investments

Includes experience from prior firms. 

Acquired by Snow Software
Acquired by Salesforce
Acquired by Rubicon

Investment Team

Nima Shahian

Founder and Managing Partner

Nima is a Founder, Partner and Member of Trousdale Capital’s Investment Committee, where he is involved in all aspects of firm oversight, strategic direction, deal origination, investment activity and operational execution. Nima brings tremendous experience to Trousdale Capital from his significant involvement in over 20+ growth equity investments, acquisitions and divestitures over the course of his career and his broad-based experience helping establish his former firm.

Prior to founding Trousdale Capital, Nima helped build Arrowroot Capital, where he originated and led investments in software and technology-enabled services businesses. Prior thereto, Nima worked with Lazard in their Mergers & Acquisitions advisory group.

Nima holds a B.S in Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

LEERON REGEV

Vice President

Leeron is a Vice President and early member of the Trousdale Capital team. At Trousdale Capital, Leeron is involved in deal origination, investment activity and operational execution. 

Prior to joining Trousdale Capital, Leeron co-founded Pause, a B2B health & wellness platform focused on improving mental health across the enterprise. Leeron has also worked for several private equity investment firms, including AEW Capital Management and Brookfield.    

Leeron holds a B.S. in Policy, Planning & Development from the University of Southern California. 

ALEX CHETKOWSKI

Senior Associate

Alex is a Senior Associate and early member of the Trousdale team. Alex is responsible for deal origination, investment execution, and portfolio company support. He has over 5 years of software and technology-enabled business services private equity and M&A experience. 

Prior to joining Trousdale, Alex was a Senior Associate on the investment team of Big Red Ventures and separately advised Animal Capital and Formulate Ventures on investment and fundraising initiatives. Prior to joining Big Red Ventures, Alex worked as an Associate on the investment team of SNH Capital Partners, a technology- and software-focused private equity manager. Prior to joining SNH, Alex was a Senior Analyst at JEGI, a technology- and business services-focused investment bank. Alex began his career as an Analyst at Marlin & Associates, a fintech-focused investment bank.

Alex holds a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Mathematics from Boston College.

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Portfolio Careers

Exciting career opportunities at high-growth technology companies. 

Careers at Trousdale Capital

Opportunities to join Trousdale Capital team of investment professionals. 

Ready to Have a Conversation?

We are keen to build relationships with the next generation of software companies. 

 

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