Why Mainsail

We invest in exceptional entrepreneurs
looking to accelerate growth.

Mainsail invests in growing, profitable and bootstrapped companies and
leverages our expertise and resources to help build market leaders.

Investment Types

We structure our investments to satisfy the needs of you and your management team. Our experience and investment strategy allows us to complete a variety of investment structures.  Mainsail prefers to be the lead investor and serve on the company’s Board of Directors.

Investment structures
  • Recapitalizations
  • Management buyouts
  • Growth equity investments

Investment Parameters

Mainsail invests in profitable businesses with proven business models.  We identify companies with great potential and strive to create long term value through operational improvements, strategic partnerships, smart investments, and ultimately, revenue and earnings growth.

Company size
  • $3-50 million in revenue
Investment size
  • $5-40 million
  • Preferred majority shareholder
  • United States and Canada
Company characteristics
  • Established operating history of growth
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • High percentage of recurring revenues
  • High gross margins

Industry Focus

We have the expertise and network to invest across a number of different industries.  We focus on technology and technology-enabled services companies in large, growing markets with an emphasis on the following sectors:

  • Software and Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Technology-enabled business services
  • E-Commerce and Internet
  • Financial technology and services
  • Healthcare IT and services
  • Franchising business models

See our current portfolio.