Sectors Of Focus
Columbia Capital partners with entrepreneurs to build successful, high growth businesses by contributing equity capital and sector-specific expertise across all stages of development.
The Business Services category includes portfolio companies with a professional or managed service revenue model. The rapid pace of change within the IT market where enterprise solutions are delivered “as a service” has made an ongoing partnership with a service organization attractive to customers.
The Software category includes portfolio companies with recurring revenue models and application or platform software solutions. Rapid market disruption enabled by technology innovation creates opportunities for new business ideas.
As businesses and consumers rapidly adopt cloud/hybrid computing, data center infrastructure has grown rapidly beyond expectations. That growth has a profound impact on the broader market and creates multiple investment opportunities.
All cloud and mobile traffic ultimately traverses a fiber network, due to the speed and volume the medium allows. Columbia has demonstrated the ability to drive strong returns by identifying and investing in unique fiber assets.
The explosion of mobile data usage combined with the increase in devices is driving significant capital expenditures by mobile operators in infrastructure. This infrastructure will help solve both capacity and coverage issues.
The enormous growth in mobile data is highly linked to the available capacity at the access layer, or network edge. Spectrum is the most critical input for mobile operators to accommodate wireless data growth at the network edge.
Beyond spectrum, the trends of near ubiquitous coverage and reductions in data costs have given way to innovative services businesses. These companies provide services and capabilities that are complementary to mobile operators.