|Mike Zappert Joins TPG to Expand Technology Investing Efforts|
Fort Worth, Texas and San Francisco – March 14, 2019 – TPG Growth, the global middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, today announced that Mike Zappert has joined the platform as a Partner. In his new role, Zappert will help drive technology investing and strategy across the TPG Growth and The Rise Fund platforms. Zappert will be based in San Francisco.
Zappert comes to TPG Growth from Adams Street Partners, where he served as Partner on the firm’s Growth Equity team. In his role, Zappert was responsible for the sourcing, execution and management of investments into B2B SaaS, Data, and Cloud companies. Prior to that he was at 3i and Credit Suisse, serving in a variety of roles. Zappert received a BA in Economics with Honors and MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
“Mike’s investing experience in the software market will be invaluable as we continue to build our team to meet the growing demand for our capital in this exciting sector,” said Nehal Raj, Partner and Head of Technology Investing at TPG. “I look forward to working closely with Mike as he takes a leadership role in driving TPG Growth’s tech investing strategy.”
“For many years, TPG Growth has been at the forefront of technology investing, and is recognized in the industry as a thoughtful innovator and business builder,” said Mike Zappert, Partner at TPG Growth. “I am thrilled to join TPG Growth and look forward to working closely with the broader technology team to expand our capabilities in this exciting sector.”
Working across TPG Capital, TPG Growth, and The Rise Fund, TPG’s technology team derives unique insights and deal flow by working across the industry’s sub-sectors, maturity stages, and deal types. TPG Growth has a long history of partnering with emerging leaders across the sector, with investments in companies such as Box, C3, Dreambox, EverFi, Expanse (fka Qadium), GreenSky, Infinidat, Noodle.ai, Tanium, and Zscaler.
About TPG Growth
TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global alternative asset firm. With approximately $13.2 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. TPG Growth has the deep sector knowledge, operational resources, and global experience to drive value creation, and help companies reach their full potential. The firm is backed by the resources of TPG, which has more than $103 billion of assets under management. For more information, visit www.tpg.com.