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John Connolly

Managing Director

John joined the firm in 2009 and is a Managing Director. His areas of investment focus include Internet, software, and education technology. Prior to joining Spectrum, John worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse. He holds a BA from Georgetown University.

Representative Investments

Acquired by Turnitin
Acquired by Financial Sponsor


Spectrum Equity Announces the Sale of ExamSoft to Turnitin

Spectrum Equity is pleased to announce the sale of ExamSoft to Turnitin. The combination creates a leading academic integrity and assessment platform for all educational and professional levels.

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Headspace Announces Leadership Transition

Current COO Cece Morken has been appointed to CEO effective January 2021. Current CEO & co-founder Rich Pierson and co-founder Andy Puddicombe will transition to Co-Executive Chairmen of the Board.

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TechCrunch - The Spectrum Equity-backed video education platform Kajabi has already hit $60 million in ARR

In addition, Kajabi hit over $1 billion in recorded transactions milestone in March.

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GoodRx Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

GoodRx has completed its initial public offering on the NASDAQ and raised $900 million in primary proceeds. At the offering price of $33/share, the company is valued at over $14 billion.

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