Boston-based venture firm Volition Capital has promoted Sean Cantwell to the post of partner, focusing on software, technology-enabled services and Internet investments. Cantwell presently sits on the boards of Volition portfolio companies iPipeline, G5 Search Marketing, Ping Identity and EnterpriseDB. Before joining Volition, Cantwell was a vice president at Fidelity Ventures. He began his career at Arthur Andersen and has degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Business School.
Volition Capital, a technology-oriented growth equity and venture capital firm, announced that Sean Cantwell has been promoted to Partner. Sean focuses on software, technology-enabled services and Internet investments.
“Sean has distinguished himself as one of the rising stars in the growth equity industry, and we are pleased to recognize his exceptional performance with this promotion,” said Larry Cheng, Managing Partner, Volition Capital.
“Sean has consistently exhibited great character, leadership, and investment judgment,” said Roger Hurwitz, Managing Partner, Volition Capital. “He has made significant contributions to the firm, and we are pleased to formally welcome him to the leadership of Volition Capital.”
Sean Cantwell presently sits on the Board of Directors for iPipeline, G5 Search Marketing, Ping Identity and EnterpriseDB. He is also involved with investments in Globaltranz, Vibes Media, MFG.com and Teliris. In addition, Sean was instrumental in the successful exit of GeoLearning (acquired by SumTotal). Prior to joining Volition Capital, Sean was a Vice President at Fidelity Ventures and worked with Summit Partners where he focused on technology growth equity investments. Sean began his career at Arthur Andersen. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Volition Capital
Volition Capital is a growth equity and venture capital firm established in 2010 that focuses on investing in high-growth, founder-owned technology businesses across the U.S. and Canada. The firm targets
companies that generally have between $5 million and $50 million in revenue with demonstrated capital efficiency. Volition Capital’s portfolio comprises over $350 million of invested capital across 23 companies in the United States and Europe. The firm specializes in software, Internet, information services and tech-enabled services companies that have operating discipline and aspirations for greatness.