Bret Bolin has joined has joined Technology Crossover Ventures as a venture partner in the firm’s London office. Bolin was previously executive chairman and CEO of Misys.
PALO ALTO, Calif. & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a leading provider of growth equity for premier technology companies, announced today that Bret Bolin has joined TCV as a venture partner in the firm’s London office. Previously Bolin was executive chairman and CEO of Misys, a leading provider of financial services software and solutions, which has more than 2,000 customers across 130 countries, including 47 of the world’s 50 largest banks.
Bolin brings more than 20 years in global software and technology-enabled services at businesses ranging from $35 million to $1 billion in revenue. At TCV, he will focus on key investments in enterprise software and technology-enabled solutions, leveraging his experience in the financial services, industrial, manufacturing and energy sectors.
“We are thrilled to have Bret join TCV as a venture partner in our global software practice,” said Tim McAdam, TCV general partner and head of the software practice. “Bret’s deep operational talent and impressive track record in running large, rapidly growing enterprise software businesses will provide us with unique, domain-specific insights and give us an unfair advantage, both in evaluating opportunities and adding value post investment.”
“Bret is a strategic addition to our growing London office,” added John Rosenberg, TCV general partner and head of TCV’s European efforts. “With his deep operational expertise, extensive knowledge of global and European markets, and board mentorship, he will play a central role in growing our portfolio and attracting new investments.”
About Bret Bolin
Bret Bolin is a leader in the enterprise software space with more than 20 years’ experience. Bolin currently holds board positions at KMD, Personify Inc., and Unit 4, and previously served on the boards of eFront and The Oil and Gas Asset Clearinghouse. Previously, he held CEO positions at Misys, where he was also executive chairman, and P2 Energy Solutions. Bolin also served in CFO roles at Ventyx, Inc. and at SourceNet Solutions, Inc., where he also was general manager of Europe.
“TCV has a tremendous track record of success in making growth equity investments in technology companies at a stage where a financial partner can make a difference through not only financial investment, but also strategic and operational support,” Bolin said. “I am excited to join the TCV team in London in continuing to build their success and support software and technology services companies and their management in driving their product, market or other growth initiatives.”
Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), founded in 1995, is a leading provider of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry. With nearly $10 billion in capital raised, TCV has invested in more than 200 technology companies over the last 20 years. Selected investments include Altiris, C|NET, ExactTarget, Expedia, Facebook, Fandango, FX Alliance, GoDaddy, Genesys Software, Groupon, HomeAway, Netflix, RealNetworks, Redback Networks, Rent the Runway, RiskMetrics Group, Sitecore, Splunk, Spotify, Thinkorswim, VICE Media, and Zillow. TCV is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices in New York and London. For more information about TCV, including a complete list of TCV investments, visit www.tcv.com.