The competitive software investing space requires that firms identify and execute on the most promising opportunities in the field. JMI Equity has achieved this consistently, allowing the firm to stand out as a leader in software growth equity investing. Having raised over $4 billion in committed capital, invested in over 140 companies, and successfully completed over 90 exits, JMI has built an impressive track record since inception. It has supported innovative companies by providing capital, strategic advice, industry connections, and proven value creating playbooks. At the forefront of JMI’s software investment strategy is Peter Arrowsmith, who was recently named to GrowthCap’s Top 25 Software Investors of 2020 list for his demonstrated investment acumen and consistent performance in the software industry.
Peter Arrowsmith is a General Partner at JMI Equity, focusing on software businesses. Peter has more than two decades of experience with JMI helping to build leading software companies. Peter has deployed approximately $500 million across 20 deals during his tenure at JMI and has successfully exited 15 companies. He is currently a Board Director of CampusLogic, Seismic, Vena Solutions, Workfront, and Yello. His investment experience also includes prior investments in Adaptive Insights (acquired by Workday; NASDAQ: WDAY), BigMachines (acquired by Oracle; NYSE: ORCL), Lytx (acquired by GTCR, LLC), Nimsoft (acquired by CA Technologies), and NetPro Computing (acquired by Quest Software). Prior to joining JMI in 1996, Peter was an associate at AEA Investors and a business analyst at McKinsey & Company. Peter graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and literature.
“There is nothing more rewarding than partnering with entrepreneurs and executives at innovative, high-growth software companies; their passion and dedication is inspiring.” - Peter Arrowsmith
Peter has been instrumental in contributing to JMI’s portfolio of high-growth companies, and his expertise has unquestionably benefitted both JMI and the companies he advises. His passion for helping companies scale combined with his astute observations on the industry has made him a preferred partner by CEOs across the industry. As the demand for innovative SaaS solutions continues to increase amid companies’ digital transformation efforts, JMI is poised to remain a leader in software investing.