Progress Ventures is the venture capital arm of Progress Partners, a boutique M&A Advisory firm specializing in the advertising, marketing, and media technology sectors. Our sector-focused fund capitalizes on a network deeply rooted in the industry from almost two decades of direct involvement. We use our expertise and network to actively add value to our portfolio, taking a hand-on approach to accelerate their growth.
Our experience leading the transformation of advertising, marketing and media technology sits at the heart of our investment ethos.
We take an operational partnership approach to our early-stage investments. We understand and value the change entrepreneurial leaders and visionaries seek and actively provide guidance and counsel as their companies scale. We leverage our technology, product, and market understanding to help our investments address blind spots and solve day-to-day challenges. We help our investments interpret market dynamics in the context of their businesses to proactively anticipate head winds and accelerate growth.
As a partner invested our portfolio’s success, we utilize the full resources of the Progress Partners ecosystem, including direct access to our extensive network of advisory Executives-in Residence – an esteemed group of network professionals bringing unparalleled experience and insights. Together we are available to solve difficult problems, connect with a global network, discover top talent, and provide perspective with the singular goal of helping our portfolio strengthen and grow their businesses.
Additionally, our portfolio companies are able to take advantage of our extensive capital markets expertise, especially helpful for longer term capital planning. Our relationships, knowledge, and skill have the benefit of helping our companies navigate the myriad of financing options as they scale.
Helping transformative businesses build value for the digital future
The Progress Ecosystem
The Progress ecosystem is designed to help our clients build the digital future; supporting digital-first businesses of all sizes who are transforming their industries with innovative new technologies, approaches and ambitions.
Across Progress Ventures – our sector-focused funds team, Progress Partners – our investment banking team, and Progress Acquisition – our SPAC seeking acquisition opportunities, we have built a deep network of relationships across strategic buyers, private equity, growth equity, and venture capital.
As a full-service merchant bank, Progress Partners’ services support companies at every stage of maturity and lifecycle. The investment banking team applies its extensive experience of market digitization dynamics, marketing monetization strategies, and changing consumer behaviors––established in the Adtech and Martech sectors––to adjacent sectors that are being transformed by technology.
Progress Acquisition provides efficient access to public capital markets, seeking acquisition opportunities across the digital media landscape. With an extensive M&A track record in the AdTech, MarTech, Digital Media, and Commerce sectors, the Acquisition leadership team takes a differentiated approach to identifying and consummating acquisitions.
Progress Ventures is an early-stage, sector-specialist fund investing in B2B advertising, marketing, and media technology companies. Investing since 2008, the team brings deep expertise in the disruptive technologies transforming the industry, focused on data management, AI & ML, Measurement & Analytics, and Media Automation.