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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-enabled software and education technology. Prior to joining Spectrum, John worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse. He received a BA from Georgetown University.

Representative Investments

Acquired by Blackstone
Acquired by Turnitin
Acquired by Bridge Growth Partners


WIN Reality Triples Revenue and Announces $45 Million Growth Investment from Spectrum Equity

Investment Enables WIN to Broaden Access to Elite Athletic Training Tools

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Spectrum Equity’s John Connolly and Parag Khandelwal Named to GrowthCap's 2021 Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors List

Spectrum Equity is proud to announce John Connolly and Parag Khandelwal have been recognized again by GrowthCap for their contributions as top growth equity investors and partners to entrepreneurs.

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PresenceLearning Propels Next Phase of Growth with Majority Investment from Spectrum Equity and TPG’s Rise Fund

The transactions will expedite the efforts to bring modern therapy solutions to K-12 special education programs.

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Spectrum Equity's John Connolly Featured in CNBC Segment on Kajabi and the Boom in Online Education

John Connolly, Managing Director at Spectrum Equity, shares his insights into Kajabi and the global demand for online learning.

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