About Us

Since 1989, we have been investing in digital infrastructure, enterprise IT, and mobility. We have raised $5.0B in fund commitments and are investing out of our seventh fund, a $600M vehicle.

Who We Are

Columbia Capital was founded over 30 years ago and over time has developed a profitable and repeatable investment model, guided by a specialized and experienced team. We’ve focused exclusively on the CMT space, and we use our experience and insights to proactively initiate and develop many of our new investments internally. Columbia professionals typically formulate new investments by identifying a compelling trend or unique asset(s), in partnership with a leading executive team.

Our Differentiation

Alongside management, we develop an execution plan where the required equity capital can be invested in stages, as the business develops scale. This process is similar whether it pertains to a new business that is created in the domain of Enterprise IT, Mobility, or Digital Infrastructure.  Regardless of the sector or the specific opportunity, by taking this approach, we’re usually able to buy in at attractive valuations and fund our companies in a success-based manner. Our unique approach allows us to drive attractive investment returns with relatively low mortality and capital impairment.

Our Experience

Columbia has a cohesive team of partners with a similar investment philosophy. The team has deep CMT roots with an average of 20 years of industry experience, including participation in both principal investing and operational roles in the sector. Over this time, the team has succeeded through different economic and market cycles, has seen industry patterns emerge, and has tracked the career trajectory of many of the current and future portfolio company executives from early in their career.

Here are some select examples of investments we have made over the years: