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PeakSpan is exclusively focused on business software companies. We invest in companies that serve the full spectrum of buyers from very small businesses to large enterprises and we spend all of our time in the same territory as our entrepreneurs. It’s our ambition to be true domain experts and thought partners in the categories that inspire us. All of our research, network development, and learning is focused on the sectors our entrepreneurs live and breathe in. As a result, we bring a rich portfolio of assets and experience to the table that are relevant to all of the companies that we partner with. We deliver this expertise “without the ego” and pride ourselves on a collaborative approach to working with entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. Our commitment to specific sector focus and collaboration is designed to promote a highly transparent relationship to help our companies make great choices.

Purpose-built for Growth

PeakSpan’s mission is to support best-in-class software businesses that are looking to scale and capture a unique market opportunity. We focus solely on growth-stage companies and as a result believe that our expertise is relevant to all of our companies. We also understand and appreciate the journey involved in building a software business and look to play an active role in helping our entrepreneurs reach their goal.  It’s our ambition to provide leverage to our teams on any tactical or strategic front where our engagement can be valuable  from identifying and attracting talent to assisting with the acquisition of a game–changing product addition.  With decades of collective experience across dozens of investments in business software we’ve seen and learned a lot and can help our companies navigate their growth successfully.

Commitment to Every Investment

“Win Some, Lose Some” is not a page in the PeakSpan playbook.  We make a limited number of investments and don’t think about the companies we partner with as being a “deal” or a name in a broader portfolio.  We also don’t pursue “growth at all costs”, but rather encourage our companies to invest in programs that build a foundation of repeatable and scalable success.  We are committed to working with our entrepreneurs to drive prudent growth and responsible value creation with every investment we make.  We appreciate and respect the commitment and investment that our entrepreneurs and other stakeholders have made in their businesses and look to protect this value and build on it as opposed to rolling the dice.  We believe that resilient growth and value creation are the key to success and look to partner with entrepreneurs that share this philosophy.



“We are passionate about partnering with software entrepreneurs to build on the foundation they’ve worked so hard to establish. PeakSpan is about protecting the value our entrepreneurs have created and working with them to realize a best in class business.”

Brian Mulvey, PeakSpan Partner and Co-Founder




Meet The Team

Phil Dur

Phil has been a software investor for 15 years and has served on the boards of over twenty growth stage companies in his career. Before co-founding PeakSpan, Phil worked at Investor Growth Capital for ten years as a leader in the software investment team. More

Prior to joining IGC, Phil also worked at Morgan Stanley Venture Partners (the firm’s expansion and growth stage fund) as part of the technology investment team and started his career at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (the firm’s private equity fund) focusing on, among other things, investments in software and other technology areas. Phil is a graduate of Princeton University and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and also served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve for seven years. Phil enjoys cooking (a graduate of the Peter Kump School and L’Escoffier de Gastronomie but still a very humble student), tennis, running, and spending time with his wife and two children enjoying everything Northern California has to offer.
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Brian Mulvey

Brian has been partnering with software entrepreneurs for over a decade and served on the boards of eight companies. A lifelong tech enthusiast, he takes great satisfaction in meeting with passionate entrepreneurs who share the same vision on how new markets More

/ technologies will unfold. Before co-founding PeakSpan, Brian worked at Investor Growth Capital for seven years as a leader in the software investment team. Prior to IGC, he worked with Summit Partners – first in the firm’s Boston office, then in London to help Summit launch their European operation. Prior to Summit, Brian started his career at Shawmut Capital, a growth firm focused on financial technology. He received a B.S. in Finance and Strategic Operations and Management from Boston College, where he graduated cum laude. A big believer in the benefits of globalization, Brian has lived in the US, the UK and Paraguay. He now resides in New York City where he enjoys the constant flow of discoveries the city offers and spending time with family – particularly free throw battles against his son… despite an ever increasing pace of losses…
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Matt Melymuka

Matt has been working with growth-stage technology businesses his whole career. Before co-founding PeakSpan, Matt worked for Greycroft Partners’ Growth Fund, where he focused on emerging growth-stage software investments. Prior to Greycroft, More

Matt worked with Phil and Brian for three years on Investor Growth Capital’s software investment team, where he was involved with seven software portfolio companies. Prior to joining IGC, Matt was a team member in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at Piper Jaffray & Co., where he worked with expansion-stage businesses on a variety of advisory and capital markets transactions. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University, where he graduated cum laude. Matt enjoys snowboarding, tennis and is an avid traveler. He now lives in New York City with his wife, where they face the constant struggle of being die-hard Boston sports fans living behind enemy lines.
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Jay Lance

Jay has worked broadly in the private equity industry since 2006. Before joining PeakSpan, Jay was employed by The Carlyle Group, in their Global Market Strategies group, where he primarily focused on distressed and mezzanine debt strategies. Prior to Carlyle, More

Jay worked at Ernst & Young LLP, where he was the lead manager on four clients in the asset management practice, including one of Ernst & Young’s Office of the Chairman Accounts. During his tenure at Ernst & Young, Jay was hand-picked to participate in a firm shared resource exchange with the Sao Paulo and Rio, Brazil offices in an effort to bring the firm’s best practices and knowledge to newly developing areas. Jay is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and is a CFA® charterholder. Jay graduated magna cum laude from Pace University, where he received MBA’s in Accounting and Financial Management along with a BBA in Accounting. Jay resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and enjoys playing sports as well as other outdoor activities. A new hobby in recent years has been collecting and acquiring a taste for fine wine as well as dabbling in aspects of the wine making process and teaching wine education at Sannino Vineyard on weekends.
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Vikas Kumar

Vikas comes to PeakSpan from Selective Intellect, a software development firm he founded and ran for nine years, to help organizations, such as the Department of Defense, DARPA and financial trading firms, to solve complex problems around systems engineering, More

high-performance computing, cybersecurity and others. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, India. Vikas is a car enthusiast and loves reading about cars, and driving the ones he has in his spare time.
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Jack Freeman

Jack has worked with growth-stage technology businesses his whole career and most recently is a partner to twelve portfolio companies at PeakSpan. Prior to joining PeakSpan, Jack worked for Stackpop, an early-stage startup where he was the team’s second business More

development hire and helped build out a SaaS-based cost management platform to help CTOs and IT teams buy and manage their internet infrastructure. After his startup was disrupted by AWS, Jack joined Macquarie Capital where he spent three years executing software M&A and capital markets transactions. Jack holds a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College; and prior to Middlebury, he played division I soccer for Seton Hall University. Jack lives in Brooklyn Heights with his Fiancé and recently rescued puppy, Willow – the sweetest Great Pyrenees you’ll ever meet. Once a year, Jack champions a team of thirty in a charity bike ride to the Hamptons to support his brother’s autism program, Quest, where he’s raised over $100K. Jack still tries to hold his own out on the pitch (soccer), but has become a more avid marathon runner and is halfway to completing the “big six” world marathon majors.
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Sanket Merchant

Sanket joined PeakSpan in 2016 and has focused his entire career on the software industry with a particular passion for emerging-growth B2B software businesses. Before joining PeakSpan, Sanket worked in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group at Houlihan Lokey, More

where he focused exclusively on M&A and private financing transactions. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Sanket was a consultant in the Global Banking and Brokerage Group at FactSet Research Systems, where he partnered with investment banking, private equity and venture capital clients. Sanket holds a B.B.A. in Finance with a minor in Economics from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Sanket is a huge University of Colorado and Colorado sports fan (Go Broncos!), and enjoys traveling and spending weekends exploring San Francisco and the Bay Area with his girlfriend.
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Roshan Joshi

Roshan joined PeakSpan Capital in 2019. Prior to joining PeakSpan, Roshan was a team member in the Financial Institutions Group within the Investment Banking Division at Citi, where he focused exclusively on M&A advisory for insurance, More

asset management, and financial technology companies. Before that, Roshan was employed at Rosenblatt Securities, working with early stage capital markets-focused tech companies on their private financings. Roshan holds a B.S. in Management from Boston College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He currently lives in New York City, and when not visiting his friends up in Boston, Roshan enjoys playing tennis, trying all the food that NYC has to offer, and keeping up to date with the latest Hip-Hop and Reggaetón music (while also trying to attend more live concerts).
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Billy Gaudreau

Billy joined PeakSpan in 2019 from the Investment Banking Group at Pacific Crest Securities, the Technology Specialists of KeyBanc Capital Markets, More

where he worked on a variety of M&A and equity financing transactions for growth and late stage software companies. Billy holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University, where he ran division 1 cross country and track & field. When not rooting for Boston sports teams, Billy enjoys snowboarding, surfing, and running in the broader San Francisco Bay Area.
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Kyle Reitinger

Kyle joined PeakSpan Capital in 2019. Prior to joining PeakSpan, Kyle was a member of the Technology Investment Banking Group at the Royal Bank More

of Canada, covering Internet, Software and Semiconductor businesses. At RBC, Kyle provided M&A advisory services and executed a number of capital markets transactions. Kyle graduated with honors from the University of Washington, receiving a B.A in Finance and Information Systems. Kyle is a die-hard Seattle Seahawks and University of Washington sports fan (Go Dawgs!), he also enjoys traveling and playing basketball on the weekend.
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Shayna Lyandvert

Shayna joined PeakSpan in 2019 and loves supporting technology companies & entrepreneurs. Prior to joining PeakSpan, Shayna worked in the More

Technology Investment Banking Group at Moelis & Company, where she focused exclusively on M&A and capital raise transactions. Prior to Moelis, Shayna worked at Goldman Sachs in their Asset Management division where she analyzed portfolio construction of private equity funds to create strategies which would improve net fund performance. She has also worked at MetaProp Ventures as a founding Venture Capital Associate. During her time at MetaProp, Shayna assisted in investment decisions, conducted due diligence including interviewing founders of various startups, and supervised, trained and recruited all of the firm’s analysts. Shayna earned a B.A. in Economics at Claremont McKenna College and was a Robert Day Scholar. She also competed as a nationally ranked fencer in the Junior Olympics, and for the Division I team at Brandeis University. In her spare time, Shayna enjoys DJing her original mixes and hosting monthly board game nights with her friends.
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Andrew Bartusiak

Andrew joined the PeakSpan team in 2019 after interning at the firm for the previous two summers. Prior to PeakSpan, Andrew interned at More

UPMC Health Plan where he sourced and evaluated enterprise software opportunities for the Product Administration Team. Andrew holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University where he played football for four years and was elected captain his senior year. While at CMU he was also President of the venture capital club on campus, Scottie Ventures; where he performed duties such as facilitating interactions between students and VC firms, educating underclassmen on the ins-and-outs of VC, and attending nationwide competitions. Andrew is humbled to be the older brother to two younger sisters, Taylor and Madison, and his younger brother, Brady. In his spare time, Andrew is a mediocre guitar-player, enjoys watching movies and listening to music that suggest he was born in the year 1960, and loves spending time with his rambunctious beagle, Theo.
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“We started PeakSpan with the goal of creating a firm that would be the partner of choice for growth stage software companies looking to secure capital and expertise to build their business. Everything we do is tied to this vision.”

Phil Dur, PeakSpan Partner and Co-Founder




THe Company We Keep

Westborough, MA | Investment Date: 2011

Aternity is a leading provider of enterprise end user experience monitoring ("EUE") software solutions.

Acquired by Riverbed in 2016.

San Francisco, CA | Investment Date: 2012

Better Finance, Inc. is a financial technology company providing innovative leasing and credit solutions to small businesses and consumers.


Santa Monica, CA | Investment Date: 2012

CallFire provides a SaaS platform for managing voice and text connectivity.


San Rafael, CA | Investment Date: 2010

ClairMail is a leading provider of mobile banking software solutions.

Merged with Monitise in 2012

San Diego, CA | Investment Date: 2017

Cloudbeds is a leading provider of hospitality management software.


London, UK | Investment Date: 2019

Cognism is a sales acceleration platform leveraging patented AI technology to provide B2B sales teams with a blend of real-time company, people and event data to streamline prospecting, find and deliver new revenue.


Waltham, MA | Investment Date: 2011

Saas based provider of marketing automation tools for SMBs

IPO in 2007 - NASDAQ: CTCT.
Acquired by EIG in 2016.

San Diego, CA | Investment Date: 2018

Cordial is a leading provider of adaptive messaging solutions, enabling enterprise clients to deliver highly-personalized communications to customers across channels and devices at scale, based on real-time data.


Redwood City, CA | Investment Date: 2015

Cyara is a best in class provider of operational customer experience solutions to many of the world’s most respected brands.


Athens, Greece | Investment Date: 2017

Epignosis is an award-winning, leading provider of high velocity learning management solutions, providing organizations of all sizes with an easy-to-use, fully-featured, disruptively priced SaaS platform to achieve their internal and external learning objectives.


Ann Arbor, MI | Investment Date: 2007

SaaS provider of customer experience analytics solutions.

Acquired by, 2013

Laguna Niguel, California | Investment Date: 2019

Fuel50 provides SaaS career experience and talent mobility solutions to large enterprises globally.


Toronto, Canada | Investment Date: 2018

GroupBy is a leading provider of site search, navigation, personalization, recommendation and product discovery solutions for retailers


San Francisco, CA | Investment Date: 2010

Healthline Network's leverages a best in class taxonomy, search platform, and application suite to deliver health data, informatics, and analytics to the payors, patients, and providers.

Acquired by Summit Partners in 2016.

South Jordan, UT | Investment Date: 2012

Hirevue is a leading provider of SaaS digital interviewing solutions.


San Diego, CA | Investment Date: 2007

ID Analytics, the leader in on-demand identity intelligence, provides unprecedented visibility, protecting both organizations and consumers from potential identity fraud.

Acquired by LifeLock in 2012

San Francisco, CA | Investment Date: 2018

Leading provider of next-generation, omni-channel Interactive Voice Response/IVR and Intelligent Virtual Agent/IVA solutions that elegantly orchestrate and automate complex customer engagement tasks for clients across a host of industry verticals.


San Bruno, CA | Investment Date: 2008

InQuira is a leading provider of multi-channel customer experience management software solutions to enterprises.

Acquired by Oracle in 2011

London, UK | Investment Date: 2017

JRNI provides enterprise customer engagement solutions for omnichannel conversion.


Chicago, IL | Investment Date: 2016

Kenna Security provides a SaaS vulnerability and risk intelligence platform that enables organizations to measure and monitor their exposure to risk.


San Francisco, CA | Investment Date: 2019

Luma provides SaaS patient journey orchestration solutions to health care providers.


Chicago, IL | Investment Date: 2012

SaaS provider of customer experience analytics solutions.

Acquired by NICE in 2018

Ottawa, Canada | Investment Date: 2019

MindBridge is a global provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that apply risk-based approaches to help organizations extract insights from data with an initial focus on external audits performed by Accounting and Advisory / CPA firms.


San Francisco, CA | Investment Date: 2005

Mindjet providers software to help business and individuals generate ideas, organize information, store and share data, and manage workflow, maximizing the power of collaboration.


San Diego, CA | Investment Date: 2015

MindTouch helps mid market and large enterprises turn product content into a customer engagement channel and is a leading provider of content-centric service and support.


Amsterdam, Netherlands | Investment Date: 2020

Oaky is the leading SaaS-based provider of automated upselling solutions for hoteliers.


Shawnee, KS | Investment Date: 2004

Provider of enterprise imaging software solutions.

Acquired by Lexmark in 2010

San Diego, CA | Investment Date: 2018

PetDesk is a leading provider of SaaS pet care customer engagement software.


Arlington, VA | Investment Date: 2004

Plateau Systems was an early provider of SaaS-based enterprise learning management systems.

Acquired by SuccessFactors in 2011

San Francisco, CA | Investment Date: 2019

Qwil provides on-demand capital and cash advances for businesses and freelancers.


Chicago, IL | Investment Date: 2019

ReviewTrackers is a provider of SaaS reputation management solutions.


Mountain View, CA | Investment Date: 2010

Retail Solutions is a leading provider of on-demand retail execution analytics solutions to consumer-packaged goods manufacturers and their retail partners.


San Francisco, CA | Investment Date: 2010

RocketLawyer is a leading provider of do-it-yourself legal solutions.


San Francisco, CA | Investment Date: 2007

Siperian is a provider of Master Data Management ("MDM") solutions to large enterprise customers.

Acquired by Informatica in 2010

New York, NY | Investment Date: 2019

Stylitics provides SaaS digital shoppable content solutions for online retailers.


Orange, CT | Investment Date: 2008

Tangoe is the global leader in on-demand fixed and wireless telecommunications expense management solutions.

IPO in 2011 - NASDAQ: TNGO

London, UK | Investment Date: 2006

Venda is a SaaS provider of a complete suite of B2B and B2C e-commerce services.

Acquired by Netsuite in 2014

Seattle, WA | Investment Date: 2010

Visible Technologies provides a social media monitoring and engagement solutions for brand management and online interaction.

Acquired by Cision in 2014

Alpharetta, GA | Investment Date: 2004

Visiprise is a provider of global manufacturing, planning and execution software solutions.

Acquired by SAP in 2008

San Francisco, CA

Talix provides best in class patient data analytics solutions to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs.


Santa Clara, CA | Investment Date: 2010

WhiteHat Security is a leading provider of SaaS-based website security solutions.


Nashville, TN | Investment Date: 2019

XOi provides an end-to-end SaaS field service execution platform for the commercial-focused mechanical, electrical and plumbing (“MEP”) industries.


Carlsbad, CA | Investment Date: 2018

Zingle is a leading provider of mobile customer service solutions, enabling businesses across a variety of verticals and use cases to more effectively and efficiently communicate with their end customers, driving increased customer satisfaction, revenue uplift and cost savings through process and workflow automation.

Acquired by Medallia in 2019

Some companies shown above represent investments in which the principals were involved at predecessor firms.


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San Mateo, CA 94401
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New York, NY 10001
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