Ascent stands at the investing edge
of B2B technology innovation.

We have a firm-wide commitment to backing
companies with innovative and courageous
ideas about how technology can
transform business.

 

Data & Analytics

Big data and advanced analytics are creating opportunities to provide fast, powerful insights about customers, industries, products, markets, and trends. Learn More
 

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Modern Analytics Leader RapidMiner Nabs $15 Million in Funding
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Congratulations to StartApp, CloudLock and ZoomInfo for 2015 Inc. 5000 Recognition
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Sidecar Raises $8 Million to Support Its Rapid Growth

 

Cloud Innovation

The almost ubiquitous nature of the cloud proves fundamental in transforming business processes and operations. Learn More
 

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The Combination of Cloud & Mobile and its Grip on B2B Automation – Part 1
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StrikeIron Acquired by Informatica in June 2014
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Shopping Just Got Better for 300 Million Americans
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Invaluable Raises $33.75 Million Investment Led by Insight Venture Partners.

 

Cybersecurity

In the face of ever maturing, more powerful threats, cybersecurity is playing an increasingly critical role within all organizations’ IT infrastructure. Learn More
 

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Cisco to acquire API-based app security startup CloudLock for $293M
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PerspecSys acquired by Blue Coat Systems July 2015
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General Dynamics to acquire Fidelis Security Systems
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B2B IT Forum: How Cybersecurity is being handled today and a look ahead

 

Mobile First and IoT

Mobile first apps are transforming the modern workplace, while the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to continue the trend of software eating the world. Learn More
 

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StartApp Ranked Number One Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500™
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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Capital-Efficient StartApp Is A Prospect
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GPS bus tracking saves money, improves student safety
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The Combination of Cloud & Mobile and its Grip on B2B Automation – Part 1