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Silversmith Capital Partners Announces Sri Rao, Brian Peterson, and Nikhil Marathe Named to GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors List

Silversmith Capital Partners Announces Sri Rao, Brian Peterson, and Nikhil Marathe Named to GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors List

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Three senior investment professionals from Silversmith Capital Partners have been named to the GrowthCap Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors of 2020 List. 2020 marked the third year in a row for Sri Rao and Brian Peterson and second year for Nikhil Marathe to be profiled on the annual list, acknowledging their accomplishments in growth equity.

Over the years GrowthCap’s process of evaluating nominees has evolved as the growth equity field has become more competitive and nuanced. In addition to the formal nomination process where information on breadth of experience and performance metrics are reviewed, GrowthCap took into consideration third party feedback from CEOs and other executives.  

Sri Rao, General Partner

Sri joined Silversmith Capital Partners in 2015. At Silversmith, Sri focuses on investments in SaaS & Information Services, including sales, marketing, customer service and ecommerce related technology companies. His investment experience at Silversmith includes investments in ActiveCampaign, Appfire, DistroKid, Impact, Microblink, PDFTron Systems, Validity and Webflow.

Prior to Silversmith, Sri was Senior Director of Advertising Products at salesforce.com where he served in various roles to create and scale the Salesforce Marketing Cloud business unit after joining Salesforce through its acquisition of Buddy Media. Prior to Buddy Media, Sri was an Associate at TA Associates and an Analyst with Jefferies Technology Investment Banking group. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS from The Wharton School and a BAS from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Brian Peterson, Principal

Brian joined Silversmith Capital Partners in 2015. At Silversmith, Brian focuses on investments across the firm’s two core verticals, Healthcare IT & Services and SaaS & Information Services. His investment experience at Silversmith includes Centauri Health Solutions, Iodine Software, LifeStance Health, Market Access Transformation (MAT), Net Health, Nordic Consulting, and Sound Physicians.

Prior to Silversmith, Brian was a Vice President at Sterling Partners and an Associate at Metalmark Capital. Brian began his career as an Analyst in Lazard’s Healthcare group. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and received his M.B.A. with honors as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

Nikhil Marathe, Principal

Nikhil joined Silversmith Capital Partners in 2015. He focuses on investments across the firm’s two core verticals, Healthcare IT & Services and SaaS & Information Services. His investment experience at Silversmith includes Appfire, Centauri Health Solutions, LifeStance Health, MediQuant, Panalgo, Partners Surgical, Upperline Health and Within3.

Prior to Silversmith, Nikhil was an Associate at TA Associates where he focused on growth equity investments in healthcare IT and services. Prior to TA Associates, he was an Analyst at Evercore Partners in the Technology M&A group. He received a BS, magna cum laude, in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

“We find it most impressive when investors can achieve top tier returns while earning the respect, and in some cases, admiration from the CEOs they back,” states GrowthCap Managing Partner, RJ Lumba.  “Having worked closely with the growth equity and private equity industry for over twenty years, I have come to appreciate the incredible talent and skill required to be a successful growth investor.  It not only requires business intellect and judgement, it also requires consistent work ethic, high emotional intelligence and a determination to push through the most challenging situations.”  

About Silversmith Capital Partners

Founded in 2015, Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm with $2.0 billion of capital under management. Silversmith’s mission is to partner with and support the best entrepreneurs in growing, profitable technology and healthcare companies. Representative investments include ActiveCampaign, Appfire, Centauri Health Solutions, DistroKid, Impact, LifeStance Health, MediQuant, Panalgo, Unily, Validity, and Webflow. The partners have over 75 years of collective investing experience and have served on the boards of numerous successful growth companies including ABILITY Network, Archer Technologies, Dealer.com, Liazon, Liberty Dialysis, MedHOK, Net Health, Passport Health, SurveyMonkey, and Wrike. For more information about Silversmith, please visit www.silversmithcapital.com.

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