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, adding value to our portfolio companies through deep industry connections & expertise.

Our deep expertise in the innovations transforming advertising, marketing and media technology sits at the heart of our investment ethos.

Specifically, we take an operational partnership approach to our Seed and Series A investments. Since we understand, and value, the change entrepreneurial leaders and visionaries seek, we are able to provide meaningful guidance and counsel. We leverage our technology, product and market understanding to help you address blind spots and solve day-to-day challenges. More importantly, we help you interpret market dynamics in the context of your business strategy to anticipate head winds and accelerate growth.

As your partner invested in your success, you have access to the full resources of the broader Progress Partners’ ecosystem. This includes direct access to our extensive network of advisory Executives-in Residence – an esteemed group of accomplished professionals who have real world operational expertise. Together we are available to answer questions, connect you to a larger professional network, help find talent or otherwise provide insight and perspective with the singular goal of helping you strengthen and grow your business.

Additionally, as a portfolio company you get 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 you navigate the myriad of financing options while avoiding the potential pitfalls so you’re always ahead of the game and in control of your destiny.

Helping transformative businesses build value for the digital future 

Across our network of businesses, we have collectively built deep knowledge and experience in the technology and digital innovations that are transforming the world we live in. Coupled with our extensive M&A, banking, venture capital and business leadership experience, this gives us a unique perspective and rich market intelligence to spot and deliver on the right opportunities.

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.

 

  • Progress Partners

    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

    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

    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.