LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL SOLUTIONS

FOR PRIVATE COMPANIES AND THEIR SHAREHOLDERS
Atlas Peak Capital is an investment firm and trusted transaction partner
for companies, employees, individuals and institutions.
Atlas Peak Capital - Liquidity and Capital Solution

Atlas Peak Capital

Atlas Peak Capital is dedicated to investing in the world's finest private companies. Our team of experienced investment professionals help companies address their capital and shareholder needs, as well as individuals who seek liquidity for their privately-held securities. Our flexible investment style and value-added approach make Atlas Peak the ideal partner for almost any liquidity situation.

About Us

Who We Are

Atlas Peak Capital is dedicated to investing in the world’s finest private companies. The firm partners with existing management teams and shareholders to help them achieve their capital and liquidity goals. The founders of Atlas Peak Capital have years of experience making venture and growth investments on both a primary and secondary basis and have managed those investments in roles ranging from board level participation to a more passive, yet value-added, shareholder. This investing experience is complemented by backgrounds which include founding companies as well as working for some of the world’s top financial institutions and technology companies. While Atlas Peak invests across industries, the firm has deep knowledge and expertise in a variety of technology and technology-enabled sectors such as software, networking, business services, information services, digital media and the Internet.

What We Do

Atlas Peak Capital works with companies to help them manage the needs of their businesses and their shareholders. The firm has the ability to invest new growth capital into a company and is a trusted partner in solving the liquidity needs of its various shareholders – including founders, management, employees, and investors – prior to a traditional exit event. Atlas Peak takes a long-term, institutional approach and acts as a resource to management whenever possible.
As successful companies grow, so do their shareholder bases. New hiring, additional financing rounds and acquisitions are just a few of the ways in which a company’s shareholder base can expand. The financial needs of its shareholders will also evolve over the time required for the company to realize its full potential. As an investment partner, Atlas Peak can help manage these liquidity needs and respond quickly to situations that arise for both individuals and the company as a whole.
For example, if an existing investor is capital constrained, Atlas Peak can purchase that investor’s interest in the company and serve as a source of new funding for any additional financing rounds required to support your company’s ongoing growth. Atlas Peak will also assist with shareholder base capital solutions such as formal, company-sponsored liquidity programs, purchases from individual shareholders, or broader acquisition-related transactions. Atlas Peak’s expertise in the business and regulatory complexities surrounding these types of transactions enables us to provide valuable counsel and recommendations to management and their board of directors on best-practices, pitfalls to avoid and standards for the industry.

A Partnership Approach

Atlas Peak Capital partners with companies, as well as with individual and institutional shareholders that desire liquidity for privately-held securities. We have a flexible investment mandate that, unlike most venture or growth funds, enables us to purchase securities across the capital structure (including common shares, preferred shares, options, convertible debt and traditional debt), make an investment without the requirement of a board seat, and create customized deal structures that match the pricing, tax, or timing needs of a particular seller. In addition to companies, some of the most common groups we partner with are listed below:
Founders
&
Angel
Investors
Employees
&
Option
Holders
Venture
Capital &
Private
Equity Funds
Corporations
&
Financial
Institutions
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Founders & Angel Investors

– Often these are the shareholders that have been with the company the longest. If still with the company, Atlas Peak will provide partial liquidity and thus the financial security necessary to put your mind at rest as you continue to drive growth and work hard toward a successful exit. If no longer with the company, Atlas Peak can provide you with some interim liquidity so you can manage your finances more actively and mitigate the risks associated with wealth concentration.

Employees & Option Holders

– Timelines to traditional liquidity events such as an IPO or an acquisition extend in difficult markets and Atlas Peak will help minimize employee distraction through a company-sponsored plan or a direct transaction with an individual employee. Atlas Peak will also help departed employees exercise their expiring options and realize immediate value from or future appreciation on their shares.

Venture Capital & Private Equity Funds

– Whether your fund or one of your co-investors needs liquidity, Atlas Peak will work closely with you to evaluate the situation and provide a proposal for full or partial liquidity on one or multiple assets in your portfolio. If necessary, we also have the expertise and capital to support those portfolio companies into the future.

Corporations & Financial Institutions

– Changing regulatory, market and business environments as well as mergers and acquisitions can lead to situations in which some or all of your private investments are no longer core to your company’s long-term strategic plan. In such circumstances, we will help generate a return on those assets today and eliminate any future funding requirements, allowing you to re-deploy your capital into core value-generating activities.

Our Investment Team

The Atlas Peak Capital team has a singular focus on crafting effective solutions for the capital and liquidity needs of growth-stage companies and their shareholders. Our investment professionals have the expertise to navigate the most complex of financial transactions, the deep domain knowledge to work quickly through the diligence process and a collaborative approach to working with management and their investors. Our team has extensive experience at many of the world’s leading private investment, technology and investment banking firms. Learn more about our team of investment professionals and let us know how we can best help you.
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Josh Blachman - Co-Founder & Managing Director
Josh Blachman Co-Founder & Managing Director
Josh is co-founder and Managing Director of Atlas Peak Capital. He has worked at the intersection of technology, finance and investing in a variety of capacities since 1998 and focuses primarily on investments in software, Internet and networking.

Prior to founding Atlas Peak Capital, Josh was a Vice President at Saints Capital where he completed a variety of primary and secondary transactions. Previously, Josh worked in the Corporate Development groups at Microsoft and then Oracle where he evaluated and executed acquisitions and investments. Josh completed thirteen transactions at Oracle and Microsoft totaling over $12 billion. Earlier in his career, Josh worked as an analyst in the Technology Investment Banking groups of Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Banc Alex Brown. Josh began his career at Cymer, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment.

Josh received his Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and was a member of the Tau Beta Pi honor society.
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Brian Dilaura - Co-Founder & Managing Director
Brian DiLaura Co-Founder & Managing Director
Brian is co-founder and Managing Director of Atlas Peak Capital. He has been an active investor in private and public companies since 1998 and focuses primarily on investments in technology and technology-enabled sectors such as software, business services, information services, digital media and the Internet.

Prior to founding Atlas Peak Capital, Brian was a Director at Saints Capital where he completed a number of private and public company transactions and represented the firm as a director of Alliance Global Services, Alliance Life Sciences, and KXEN and as an observer of CiDRA. Brian was previously President of Sextant Holdings Inc., a firm he founded to consult with and invest in private, U.S.-based expansion-stage companies. Prior to Sextant, Brian worked for General Atlantic, a global growth equity fund providing capital to companies driven by information technology and intellectual property. While there, Brian worked in their Greenwich, London and Palo Alto offices and focused on growth and buyout investments across the software and business services space. Brian began his career as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley, working in their New York headquarters as part of the Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring group.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, with a major in Finance and Business Economics and a minor in Japanese.
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Merly-craig - Associate
Meryl CraigAssociate
Meryl is an Associate at Atlas Peak Capital and focuses on Atlas Peak’s various marketing, business development and strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Atlas Peak Capital, Meryl worked at Morgan Stanley as an associate in their Fixed Income division.

Meryl earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis, with a major in Economics.
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Josh Blachman - Co-Founder & Managing Director
Josh Blachman Co-Founder & Managing Director
Josh is co-founder and Managing Director of Atlas Peak Capital. He has worked at the intersection of technology, finance and investing in a variety of capacities since 1998 and focuses primarily on investments in software, Internet and networking.

Prior to founding Atlas Peak Capital, Josh was a Vice President at Saints Capital where he completed a variety of primary and secondary transactions.
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Brian DiLauraCo-Founder & Managing Director
Brian is co-founder and Managing Director of Atlas Peak Capital. He has been an active investor in private and public companies since 1998 and focuses primarily on investments in technology and technology-enabled sectors such as software, business services, information services, digital media and the Internet.
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Brian Dilaura - Co-Founder & Managing Director
Merly-craig - Associate
Meryl Craig Associate
Meryl is an Associate at Atlas Peak Capital and focuses on Atlas Peak’s various marketing, business development and strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Atlas Peak Capital, Meryl worked at Morgan Stanley as an associate in their Fixed Income division.
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Phone (415) 967-0485
Atlas Peak Capital - 400 Montgomery St., Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104