Intellum has received a strategic growth investment from Guidepost Growth Equity


Intellum is an industry-leading, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) designed from the ground up to help companies improve business outcomes like revenue, retention and support costs by better educating customers, partners and employees. To do so, clients combine formalized education curricula with informal and just-in-time learning through community, knowledge base, chat, on-demand video and live events on the Intellum platform. To keep learners engaged, the solution then delivers highly personalized learning experiences based on an individual’s persona, preferences and content interactions. Intellum supports some of the largest Fortune 100 multinational organizations around the world.

The Deal

Intellum was seeking its first round of strategic financing from an institutional partner to support its product innovation and accelerated growth strategy. Guidepost Growth Equity’s investment and expertise in the software industry will enable Intellum to further establish its market-leading position and strong reputation for providing cutting-edge training experiences for its customers. Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Intellum, drawing upon its deep domain expertise in the learning and training technology ecosystem to craft an efficient and expedited process, resulting in a highly optimal outcome for all the company’s shareholders.

Our Perspective

Griffin Bealle, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, commented, “Intellum is proving that legacy, monolithic LMS platforms are not agile enough for all training and learning initiatives within an enterprise, particularly externally-facing training and learning where Intellum shines. We are excited to see Intellum continue to capitalize on a trend towards specialization among LMS platforms, and feel that they’ve found an excellent partner in Guidepost to help them execute on that opportunity.”

Chris Gresh, Managing Director in Lincoln’s TMT Group, added, “We are thrilled to have helped facilitate this new partnership between Guidepost and Intellum. The company is well-positioned from a product and technology perspective to continue taking advantage of broader macro trends in employee and customer education. We are excited to watch Intellum’s continued growth alongside Guidepost.”

Guidepost Growth Equity

Guidepost Growth Equity is a leading core growth equity firm that partners with entrepreneur-led application and infrastructure software and tech-enabled and data services companies transforming industries. Current and prior investments include ActiveViam, ClassWallet, Lucid (acquired by Cint Group AB), Mineral, OutSystems, Traction on Demand (acquired by Salesforce) and Tractive. Guidepost provides the flexible capital, operational assistance and strategic guidance necessary to support the continued success of high growth businesses and has over $1.6 billion of capital under management. Guidepost was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Lincoln was instrumental in providing strategic advice as we set out to find an institutional investment partner to allow us to continue the momentum we have experienced in the customer education and employee training market over the last several years. The Lincoln team had the relevant experience and resources to guide us through all aspects of the deal and were a real partner in their advisory approach to finding us an exciting investment from Guidepost. We are excited about the future of Intellum and thank Lincoln for their extraordinary efforts.
Chip Ramsey
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Intellum

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