Sunstone Partners Recognized in Inc.’s 2020 PE 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs

San Mateo, Oct 28th, 2020 – Sunstone Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm focused on tech-enabled services and software companies, was recognized in Inc’s Private Equity 50 list honoring the most founder-friendly PE firms that help founder-led businesses thrive. This list recognizes 50 firms that entrepreneurs can trust, collaborate with on new strategies, and look to help in financing acquisitions during these unprecedented times.

Founded in 2015, Sunstone Partners currently manages two funds with $800 million of committed capital.  Sunstone Partners seeks to invest in founder-owned software and technology-enabled services companies having annual revenue of at least $10 million, often as their first institutional capital partner. The firm focuses on four core industry sectors – Cloud, Cybersecurity, Healthcare IT and Business Services. The firm has made 18 investments since its founding, which includes platforms and addons.

“We are honored to be recognized as a founder friendly firm. Being founders ourselves, we have a deep appreciation for our portfolio company founders and truly respect their journey. Our commitment to partner with entrepreneurs and help them rapidly grow and scale their business by leveraging our sector expertise and operational support is the core of why we founded Sunstone Partners” said Gus Alberelli, Mike Biggee and Arneek Multani, Co-founders and Managing Directors at Sunstone Partners.

To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.

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About Sunstone Partners
Sunstone Partners is a growth-oriented private equity firm that makes majority and minority investments in technology-enabled services and software businesses. The firm seeks to partner with exceptional management teams, often as their first institutional capital partner, to help accelerate organic growth and fund acquisitions. Founded in 2015, the firm has $800 million of committed capital to its first two funds. For more information, visit