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Adaptive Planning Secures $22 Million in Venture Financing Led by Norwest Venture Partners


Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, today announced that it has secured $22 million in new venture financing.  Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) led the round, with existing investors Cardinal Venture Capital, Monitor Ventures, ONSET Ventures, and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) also participating. Adaptive Planning will use the new capital to accelerate growth in sales and marketing, product development, and new channels and markets.

“We are delighted to have NVP as an investor,” said John Herr, CEO of Adaptive Planning. “We have grown the business rapidly by providing exceptional value and customer satisfaction to midsized companies and large corporations, and now serves 27,000 users in over 1,200 organizations globally.  The new funding will allow us to scale our direct sales and partner channels worldwide, and to deliver a broad set of new performance management capabilities—across CPM, business intelligence, functional planning and reporting, and more. In addition, NVP is a great firm, and this investment not only validates our vision and leadership, but also underscores the exceptional opportunity ahead.”

As part of the funding, Sergio Monsalve, Partner at Norwest Venture Partners, will be joining Adaptive Planning’s board of directors.

“Adaptive Planning is the leader in cloud CPM, and has all of the key ingredients to dominate an enormous market,” said Monsalve. “Adaptive Planning strikes right at the core of an area in which I’m extremely passionate—the collaborative social enterprise. The emergence of collaboration in both small and medium sized businesses makes this a very exciting time to invest.  Adaptive Planning’s outstanding competitive position, proven product and business model, exceptional customer satisfaction, and strong and seasoned executive leadership team made our choice to partner with the company an easy one. What’s more, I worked closely with CEO John Herr for many years at eBay, and am pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with him again.”

Adaptive Planning has become the de facto solution for cloud-based CPM, having more customers and more partners than all other cloud CPM providers combined.

“Adaptive Planning is at the center of powerful market forces—including cloud computing, enterprise collaboration, mobile access, and the need to make better and faster business decisions—which are fueling disruption in the CPM marketplace,” said Terry Opdendyk, Founder and Partner of ONSET Ventures. “With this new investment, Adaptive Planning will scale their operations to help even more customers revolutionize their performance management.”

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