PSG Named to Inc.’s 2022 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

For the second consecutive year, Inc. recognized PSG for its longstanding commitment to portfolio company founders and entrepreneurs

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PSG, a leading growth equity firm partnering with software and technology-enabled services companies to help accelerate their growth, today announced that it was named to Inc.’s 2022 List of Founder-Friendly Investors. The list honors a select number of private equity and venture capital firms for their investments in founder-led businesses.

Through conversations with founders of several of the firm’s portfolio companies, Inc. recognized PSG as a firm that provides companies with not only financial support but strong operational capabilities and partnership to guide their growth.

“This recognition is truly a testament to the many innovative and hardworking entrepreneurs we have had the privilege of partnering with,” said Mark Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO of PSG. “As we continue to rapidly grow and scale our investment and operations teams as well as our global footprint, we’re excited to have the opportunity to support a larger number of entrepreneurs.”

In the past year, PSG has invested in 28 portfolio companies, facilitated over 75 add-on acquisitions and recently opened offices in Madrid, Paris and Tel Aviv. The firm expanded its operations team to over 45 team members dedicated to helping portfolio companies efficiently scale through its expertise in go-to-market, product and technology, finance and talent initiatives.

Throughout its history, PSG has backed more than 115 companies and facilitated over 420 add-on acquisitions. PSG’s strategy has remained grounded in its conviction that a ‘pull, not push’ approach to partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams fosters the strongest relationships and ultimately the best outcomes for its portfolio companies and investors.

“Since day one, we have been focused on being a great partner and friend to our company leaders,” said Peter Wilde, Co-Founder and Chairman of PSG. “We recognize there is no linear path to success for growth stage software companies; there are going to be ups and downs, and our role is to be there alongside entrepreneurs to support them as they navigate transformational growth and capture opportunities.”

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About PSG

PSG is a growth equity firm that partners with software and technology-enabled services companies to help them navigate transformational growth, capitalize on strategic opportunities and build strong teams. Having backed more than 115 companies and facilitated over 420 add-on acquisitions, PSG brings extensive investment experience, deep expertise in software and technology, and a firm commitment to collaborating with management teams. Founded in 2014, PSG operates out of offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, Paris, Madrid and Tel-Aviv. To learn more about PSG, visit

About the Founder Friendly Awards

Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake. View the full article here.


Jackie Schofield