Activant Capital completes growth investment in Upland Software

Activant Capital has completed a growth investment in Austin, Texas-based Upland Software, a cloud provider of enterprise work management applications. Upland will use the new financing to continue its focus on current products and pursue strategic acquisitions.

Press Release

Activant Capital, a private equity and venture capital firm, announced that on December 20, 2013, it completed a growth equity investment in Upland Software, Inc.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Upland is the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise work management applications. Upland provides the only family of best-of-breed cloud products that address the entire enterprise work-span, from strategic planning to work execution. The Company’s customers include more than 1,200 enterprises with over 300,000 active users in 50 countries.

It is estimated that as many as 80% of the knowledge workers within an enterprise do not leverage software beyond common office products; that 66% of enterprise workers lack adequate time to properly get their work done; and that 94% are overwhelmed by too much information. Upland helps solve these challenges of the modern workplace by arming both knowledge workers and management with tools to increase productivity, collaborate effectively, manage content, work more efficiently and ensure resources and activities are aligned with strategic objectives.

Upland will leverage the new financing to continue to focus on innovation within its current products, invest in customer success, and pursue strategic acquisitions that extend the breadth and depth of the enterprise work management solutions it can provide to customers.

“Activant Capital has a track-record of helping software companies build upon their success, and we look forward to working with them,” said Jack McDonald, CEO of Upland. “We have a massive market opportunity and believe that Activant’s industry and operating expertise will help enable us to extend our leadership position in the market.”

Steve Sarracino, Manger of Activant Capital, noted, “We are thrilled to join the Upland family. We look forward to working with Jack McDonald and the management team to support their mission of revolutionizing the way organizations plan, manage and execute projects and work.”

About Upland Software:
Upland Software is the world’s largest cloud provider of Enterprise Work Management software. Upland is the only cloud software provider that offers a comprehensive family of best-of-breed applications that enable organizations to align their goals, projects and programs, optimize their resource utilization and workflows, efficiently manage content and information, and empower teams to collaborate and work effectively. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. To learn more, visit

About Activant Capital
Activant Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm investing in technology, software, and data-services companies. Activant’s mission is to work with world-class executives to build growing, market leading technology businesses. For more information on Activant and all of its investments, visit

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