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Charged Up Newsletter

Welcome to Charged Up, a quarterly newsletter from the private equity group at Battery Ventures. The group is an active, global investor in the software and industrial-technology sectors, helping companies grow organically and through acquisitions.

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SigmaTEK Systems

In October, Battery acquired SigmaTEK Systems, a manufacturing- and fabrication-software company. Cincinnati-based SigmaTEK will continue to focus on growing its business in the sheet-metal market and will use its new resources to invest in product development, customer service, and sales and marketing.

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Audio Precision

In November, Battery purchased Audio Precision, a global specialist in audio measurement instrumentation and software. A well-recognized player in high-performance instrumentation and software for audio testing and analysis, Audio Precision is based in Portland, Oregon.

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Robotiq

In December, Battery invested $31 million CAD in Quebec-based Robotiq. The company is a pioneering provider of tools and software for the fast-growing, collaborative-robotics market and provides cutting-edge solutions for a new wave of lightweight robots that free humans from repetitive tasks.

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Qognify to Acquire On-Net Surveillance Systems Group

Qognify, the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management, has purchased OnSSI Group, a comprehensive and intelligent IP video management software company.

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Process Sensing Technologies Buys NTRON

Process Sensing Technologies, a platform in the process-measurement market, has purchased NTRON, a global provider of gas-measurement sensors and process-oxygen analyzers.

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Battery Promotes Four Team Members

Three Battery VPs were promoted to principal: Sanjiv Kalevar of San Francisco, Logan Bartlett of New York, and Shiran Shalev of Israel. Additionally, Justin Rosner of Boston was promoted from associate to VP.

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Chelsea Stoner Profiled in Fortune Term Sheet

Chelsea shares her thoughts on blockchain in the healthcare space, her recent trip to France to learn more about the country’s technology scene, and growth investing in the Softbank era.

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Private Equity Summit in SF Draws CEOs

On November 7th, Battery’s private equity team convened a two-day CEO summit for portfolio CEOs to discuss business challenges, share best practices and enjoy peer-to-peer networking.

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Building Lasting Value at the Leadership Summit

On November 8th, seasoned executives and icons of Silicon Valley shared the defining moments that tested their organizations and challenged them as leaders at the annual Leadership Summit.

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Battery Hosts Holiday Parties in Boston, London

Battery celebrated the holidays with hundreds of friends of the firm in December. The festivities took place at the Battery office in Boston and at the Opera Gallery restaurant in London. 

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Battery's Chelsea Stoner, WebPT CEO to speak at SaaStr

In February, Chelsea Stoner, Battery general partner, and Nancy Ham and Heidi Jannenga of Battery portfolio company WebPT will all speak at the SaaStr conference in San Jose, CA.