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Mainsail Partners Strengthens its Operations and Investment Teams with Key Promotions and New Hires

Team updates support Mainsailís strategy of investing in and providing operational support for bootstrapped software companies.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 8, 2018-- Mainsail Partners (, a growth equity firm that invests in fast-growing bootstrapped software companies, has promoted Vinay Kashyap to Partner. Kashyap joined Mainsail in 2013 and has been instrumental in executing and managing numerous investments. Prior to joining Mainsail, Kashyap worked at Summit Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm, where he sourced, executed and supported growth equity investments across North America, Europe and Asia.

Mainsail also announced the promotions of Emily Azevedo and Heather Booms to Vice President and Matt Buckley to Director. Azevedo joined Mainsail in 2016 from Heidrick & Struggles to lead talent and recruiting for Mainsail and its portfolio companies. Booms is responsible for managing the accounting and financial reporting of Mainsailís investment funds and management company, as well as working with Mainsailís portfolio company finance teams on their reporting and finance operations. She joined Mainsail in 2015 from BDO USA. Buckley works with Mainsailís portfolio companies to optimize their go-to-market planning, with a focus on data analytics, marketing technologies and strategies to help Mainsailís portfolio companies scale. The promotions support Mainsailís strategy of providing operational support to help accelerate the growth of its portfolio companies.

ďWe are thrilled to recognize the promotions of these talented individuals,Ē said Jason Payne, Managing Partner at Mainsail. ďThe promotions are a reflection of the significant value each of them has contributed to Mainsailís Investment and Operations teams, and further enhances our ability to help exceptional bootstrapped entrepreneurs accelerate growth.Ē

In addition to strengthening its team through internal promotions, Mainsail also brought new talent to its investment team. Anthony Hayes and Teddy Gold have joined Mainsailís team of Investment Associates and will be responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities. Hayes was most recently an Investment Banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Gold was most recently an Investment Banker at Citi.

About Mainsail Partners

Mainsail Partners is a San Francisco-based growth equity firm that invests in fast-growing bootstrapped software companies. For 15 years, the firm has partnered with exceptional founders and entrepreneurs across numerous end-markets. Mainsail has a team of experienced operating professionals to help entrepreneurs scale their businesses and accelerate growth. The firm has raised more than $750 million in committed capital. For more information, please visit

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