ScaleUp Group supports latest fundraise for ActiveNav led by Gresham House Ventures

ScaleUp Group Investment Partners contribute to a new £3.5million facility, a £9 million investment since November 2019

This latest investment will be in two tranches – £2m equity, led by Gresham with support from ScaleUp Group Partners and current angel investors – together, optionally, with a £1.5 million loan from Gresham. This round builds on a previous £5.3m investment from the Mobeus VCT, (recently acquired by Gresham House Plc) and ScaleUp Group in November 2019.  This means 21 Members of ScaleUp Group will have invested more than £400k in ActiveNav.

ActiveNav is a leading data privacy and governance software provider, helping privacy and compliance teams to quickly identify, inventory and map sensitive data. Developed with the goal of achieving Zero Dark Datatm across all types of repositories, ActiveNav’s software discovers and maps data in minutes for compliance with a range of global privacy regulations, including GDPR, CPRA and others. This latest investment follows a strong period of growth for ActiveNav, during which the company bolstered its customer portfolio with some of the world’s best-known brands, including Equifax, the US Army and Voya Financial.

The new investment will be used in commercialising its SaaS-based solution set, following an encouraging response from the market to its first release, Inventorytm, which was launched in September last year. Inventorytm provides mid-market companies with access to enterprise-level data discovery solutions for user created data across a wide range of repositories.

John O’Connell, Executive Chairman of ScaleUp Group commented “ We are delighted to follow on our previous investment in this next phase of ActiveNav’s growth, exemplifying our mantra of continuous support for our clients, since we first obtained the previous Investment for ActiveNav in late 2019. This round should enable ActiveNav to extend the scope of its product range with the first release of its market-leading, cloud-hybrid solution, Inventorytm

Peter Baumann, CEO at ActiveNav, says: The combined support of Gresham, ScaleUp Group, consisting of highly successful leaders in IT and our original Angel investors is a great endorsement of our vision for this new market segment and our traction to date.. These investments have been vital in accelerating the recent development of our software solutions in the rapidly expanding data privacy market. This additional funding is a foundation to extend the reach of our B2B SaaS product offerings, expand our development/sales teams and continue to fuel our international growth.”

Rowan Grobler, Investment Manager at Gresham House, says: “ActiveNav has continued to impress us with the calibre of its management team and top-tier list of customers, and we are pleased to be able to provide further investment to support its innovative solutions. In what has previously been an underserved sector of the market, ActiveNav is ideally positioned to benefit from ongoing regulatory trends, and in turn, innovate within the maturing data privacy and compliance landscape in the coming years.”

About ScaleUp Group:

ScaleUp Group was formed by entrepreneurs, who have successfully navigated through founding, growing, and selling businesses of their own, to help technology scaleups achieve their full potential through fundraising and business development and become ‘Global Champions’. It specialises in Series A fund raising, investment by its own investor/Partners and post-investment support to our clients such as the monthly CEO Forum and various ad hoc engagements, de-facto being a virtual Advisory Board to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

About ActiveNav

ActiveNav is a data privacy and governance software provider and innovator of DMaaS (Data Mapping as a Service). With ActiveNav, organizations can map, clean, classify, quarantine, and delete sensitive, redundant, obsolete, and trivial data. Hundreds of leading companies and government agencies trust ActiveNav to help them control sensitive data and support compliance with various data privacy regulations such as the CPRA and GDPR. ActiveNav, Inc. is headquartered in the DC metro area and has offices in Europe and Australia. For more information, please visit or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Gresham House Ventures and Gresham House

Gresham House Ventures is a growth equity investor specialising in scaling businesses with business models driven by technology, customer insight or service excellence. Gresham House Ventures aims to work with ambitious management teams who want the support of a flexible long-term investor who brings capital, insight and expertise.

Gresham House Asset Management is the FCA authorised operating business of Gresham House plc, a London Stock Exchange-quoted specialist alternative asset manager. Gresham House is committed to operating responsibly and sustainably, taking the long view in delivering sustainable investment solutions.

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