Investing and Lending
Principal Strategic Investments

The Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments group seeks to make long term strategic investments in fast growing technology companies that are uniquely positioned to benefit from a deeper business relationship with Goldman Sachs.

We have a flexible approach to investing that allows us to make investments in equity and convertible instruments that typically range between $2,000,000 and $30,000,000. We focus on market infrastructure, financial technology and enterprise technology companies, and look to engage in a strategic relationship that may include joint product development, IP licensing arrangements, service provision arrangements and market participation agreements.

Our team of 20 investment professionals globally is deeply connected across Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division as well as Technology and Operations groups, enabling us to provide a competitive edge to businesses looking to:

  • Expand into financial services with a new product offering
  • Build innovative technology solutions that Goldman Sachs can deploy on a large scale
  • Engage in a deep, franchise-wide relationship with Goldman Sachs as the business matures
  • Position their offering to our clients

We actively invest across the following verticals:

  • Trading Technology
  • Market Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Technology
  • Information Services
  • Big Data / Advanced Analytics Software and Services
  • Security Software and Services
  • Mobile Technology
  • Technology-Enabled Specialty Finance
  • Social Financial Technology
  • Payments

We look to partner with companies who have:

  • Experienced and trustworthy management
  • Proven products that can demonstrate their value through a proof of concept
  • Scalable business models with defensible market position
  • Compelling value proposition that resonates with our domain experts

We take a long-term approach to the partnerships in which we engage, holding our investments for an average period of more than five years.  We invest significant time and resources in our portfolio companies, providing management teams with access to the Goldman Sachs franchise, relationships, and strategic network to accelerate value creation.

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