High Alpha Capital III: Our New $110 Million Fund for the Future of Cloud

by Blake Koriath - Chief Financial Officer

Today, we announced our third fund at High Alpha — a $110 million fund we raised to support our mission of funding early-stage enterprise cloud companies. 

Over the past five years, we’ve now raised over $215 million across three funds, started 28 companies, and invested in over 50 leading SaaS businesses across the US and Canada. 

Why We’re Excited About the Future of Enterprise Cloud

Before the pandemic, cloud adoption was already growing rapidly. The transition to remote and hybrid work models accelerated that trajectory and forced an even more aggressive shift to the cloud. In fact, cloud technology is growing faster than ever, with the Emerging Cloud Index up  100% YoY at the time I’m writing this. 

Cloud adoption has increasingly become the new normal for businesses over the past decade, but we believe it’s early and there’s tremendous value yet to be created. We are so excited that companies are finally realizing the power of enterprise cloud technology to transform the way they do business and with this new fund, we are well-positioned to support entrepreneurs building technology that will help enterprises continue their digital transformation. 

What’s in Store for High Alpha Capital III 

Anyone who has started a company will tell you it’s hard. Really hard. 

At High Alpha, startups choose to partner with us because of our deep operational expertise across all functions in a B2B software business. To learn more about the experience of building a company with High Alpha, you can hear directly from the incredible entrepreneurs we’re working with in this video: 

Since 2015, we’ve been fortunate to invest in amazing companies like Attentive, Salesloft, Zylo, Terminus, The Mom Project, Lessonly, LogicGate, MetaCX, Socio, and many more across nearly all industries. You can find a complete list of our capital portfolio here. 

With this new fund, we’ll continue to help companies get to market and scale faster by investing in Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A rounds across all geographies. 

Partnering with High Alpha 

Ambitious entrepreneurs are critical to the success of the companies we create and fund. If you have an idea or company you’d like to share with us, there are a few ways that you can get involved:

Apply to Our May 2021 Sprint Week

Sprint Week is our forcing function for new business creation where we research, validate, and launch a new enterprise software business all in one week. If you have an idea that could be the next High Alpha company, apply to participate in our May 2021 Sprint Week

Reach Out to Our Team

We invest in founders building the next generation of B2B SaaS companies. If you’re looking to scale your business, reach out. We’d love to connect. 

Moving Forward

As I write this, it’s hard not to reflect on the past year and the effect of the global pandemic. It’s humbling to hit this milestone during a challenging time for many — both personally and professionally. 

Out of the most difficult moments, we also find change, disruption, and opportunity. And one change we continue to be bullish around at High Alpha is the future of enterprise cloud companies. 

I’m excited and grateful to be a part of this new chapter for High Alpha and look forward to working alongside the best entrepreneurs and investors in the world.  

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