In 1993, our founding partners established Trident Capital with a vision to invest in information technology and business services companies.
In our early days, we funded and helped to create Mapquest, a pioneering Internet business that became synonymous with online directions. In our business services sector, we invested in companies including Cable Services Group (payment and billing services for cable companies) and Pegasus (online reservations for the travel industry) and guided them through highly successful IPOs.
We are still focused on information and business services companies, and have expanded our areas of expertise over time to include Cybersecurity, Healthcare IT, Internet and Marketing Services, and Cloud and Enterprise IT.
From our first fund in 1993 to our seventh fund in 2010, we raised over $1.9 billion and invested in more than 180 companies.
In 2015, the partners of Trident Capital formed two new firms: Trident Capital Cybersecurity, a venture capital firm focused exclusively on cybersecurity; and Sunstone Partners, a growth equity firm focused on technology enabled business services. Trident Capital Cybersecurity is led by Co-Founders / Managing Directors Don Dixon and Alberto Yépez as well as Managing Director Sean Cunningham. Sunstone Partners is led by Co-Founders / Managing Directors Gus Alberelli, Mike Biggee, John Moragne and Arneek Multani as well as Managing Director – Operations John Reardon.
Trident Capital, Trident Capital Cybersecurity and Sunstone Partners continue to share facilities and back office operations in San Mateo, CA. The teams continue to work together to support legacy Trident Capital portfolio companies.