H.I.G. Growth’s Ross Hiatt Named Top Software Investor
SAN FRANCISCO – October 30, 2023 – Ross Hiatt, Managing Director and Head of H.I.G. Growth Partners (“H.I.G.”), the growth investing arm of H.I.G. Capital, was named to GrowthCap’s list of Top Software Investors of 2023, a notable recognition that highlights his impressive investing track record in the software industry and underscores the level of talent and expertise that differentiates H.I.G.
Hiatt has over two decades of investing and finance experience and has built a distinguished portfolio with investments across consumer internet, fintech, SaaS, and enterprise technology. According to GrowthCap’s announcement, being named to this esteemed list is a result of Ross’ “extensive knowledge and experience in operations, digital technology, and overall business expertise,” and works to, “empower portfolio companies to make transformative change.”
Hiatt is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors at ProsperOps, Bluum, and WorkSuite. His prior investment and board experience includes Calm.com, Dream11, Goal.com, Age of Learning (ABCmouse), and Pray.
“We at H.I.G. Growth are honored to partner with great software and technology companies, and are grateful for GrowthCap’s recognition,” Hiatt said about being included on this list. “We remain committed to identifying and supporting innovative software companies that have the potential to disrupt industries and drive meaningful growth.”
Prior to joining H.I.G., Hiatt was a senior member of the technology investment team at TPG Capital and was responsible for all aspects of investment sourcing, execution, and oversight. Before TPG, he spent ten years at Goldman Sachs where he worked with some of the world’s leading technology companies. He began his career in the high yield and leveraged finance group at J.P. Morgan after earning a B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, both with honors. According to GrowthCap, the candidate pool for Top Software Investors of 2023 was, “more robust than we have ever seen.” They noted that many investors began entering the software industry when it became the sector of choice in growth, investing many years ago. GrowthCap also acknowledged that, “only the most skilled have remained on top and have even widened their competitive advantages as each year unfolded.” They conclude that the group of investors included on this list represents, “the top tier in software investing.”
About H.I.G. Growth Partners
H.I.G. Growth Partners is the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm with $59 billion of equity capital under management.* H.I.G. Growth seeks to make both majority and minority investments in strong, growth-oriented businesses located throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. H.I.G. Growth Partners considers investments across all industries but focuses on certain high-growth sectors where it has extensive in-house expertise such as technology, healthcare, internet and media, consumer products and technology-enabled financial and business services. H.I.G. Growth strives to work closely with its management teams to serve as an experienced resource, providing broad-based strategic, operational, recruiting, and financial management services from a vast in-house team and a substantial network of third-party relationships. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.HIGgrowth.com.
*Based on total capital raised by H.I.G. Capital and its affiliates.
GrowthCap is leading advisory that focuses on aiding CEOs, entrepreneurs, as well as large asset managers in better understanding the universe of capital alternatives offered by private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and private debt firms. The full list of Top Software Investors of 2023 can be seen here.