Redefining early growth capital.

We provide founders of rapidly growing SaaS and technology-enabled services companies with a unique balance of capital and help.

Scale your sales & marketing, hire your first professional executives, better leverage your systems and processes, adopt best practices, expand your addressable market, and even acquire a competitor or complementary business.

Hit the accelerator without losing control.

Come join us on Growth Street.

Founders lived the problem their business is now solving
Vertical SaaS and technology-enabled services companies
Across the U.S. with a focus on underserved markets
$1-5 million of annual run-rate recurring revenue
$3-10 million
  • Pear Deck

    Pear Deck was ​founded by educators​ on a mission to improve teachers’ lives by making rich, active teaching easy. The company’s SaaS platform is used by school districts, schools, teachers, and students throughout the country.

    Industry: B2B Vertical SaaS; Education
    Headquarters: Iowa City, IA

    “Growth Street’s culture and values align perfectly with Pear Deck. We are thrilled to welcome them to the Pear Deck family. The partnership will allow us to accelerate growth, invest in product, optimize go-to-market, and remain focused on our primary mission of helping teachers engage all of their students, every day.”


    –Riley Eynon-Lynch, Co-Founder and CEO

  • ChildCareCRM

    ChildCareCRM’s SaaS platform offers child care center owners and directors a comprehensive, web-based customer relationship and marketing automation system specifically designed for the child care industry.

    Industry: B2B Vertical SaaS; Child Care
    Headquarters: Bedford, TX

    “The partnership with Growth Street is an important milestone in the company’s history. It will allow us to accelerate growth and to invest in our people and industry-leading product to deliver even greater value to our customers.”


    –Chuck Gibbs, Co-Founder and CEO

  • Visual Lease

    Visual Lease provides end-to-end lease accounting and management SaaS. The company is backed by over 20 years of industry experience and its platform is relied on by accounting and real estate teams at some of the country’s largest public and private companies.

    Industry: B2B Vertical SaaS; Real Estate
    Headquarters: Woodbridge, NJ

    “We are excited to partner with Growth Street to take Visual Lease to the next level of success. It was important for us to find an investment partner who is innovative and focused and who is driven to provide hands-on strategic guidance. We found that with Growth Street.”


    –Marc Betesh, Founder and CEO

  • Hotel Effectiveness

    Hotel Effectiveness‘ SaaS platform allows hotel owners, third party management companies, and property-level managers to control labor expenses according to occupancy rates, labor standards, and industry benchmarks.

    Industry: B2B Vertical SaaS; Hospitality
    Headquarters: Roswell, GA

    “We specifically chose to partner with Growth Street because the firm’s culture, values, and goals align perfectly with our company’s. Partnering with Growth Street allows us to accelerate our growth, invest in our people and industry-leading product, and consider add-on acquisitions to deliver even greater value to our customers.”


    –Mike Martin, Co-Founder and CEO

Things about me

  • I believe curiosity is key to professional success and personal fulfillment. I love partnering with and learning from curious entrepreneurs.
  • I am involved in Juma Ventures, a great non-profit/social enterprise; its mission is inspiring.
  • I played golf competitively growing up and was the co-captain of the Columbia golf team.
  • Given the opportunity, I am happy to name the entire 1986 New York Mets roster, including the coaching staff.
  • Nate and I are pretty evenly matched in ping pong. A lot of our best business ideas come in the middle of very close matches.

Steve co-founded Growth Street Partners with Nate Grossman. Together, Steve and Nate currently sit on the Boards of Pear Deck, ChildCareCRM, Visual Lease, and Hotel Effectiveness. Steve has extensive experience investing behind founders of vertical-focused B2B SaaS and technology-enabled services companies.


Prior to Growth Street, Steve was a Partner at Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm based in San Francisco. Steve was previously a Board member at PayLease (sold to Francisco Partners), Netchemia (sold to PeopleAdmin), 3PL Central, Ncontracts, and nCourt (subsequently sold to Providence Equity). While a Board member, three of the companies successfully completed add-on acquisitions: Netchemia-SchoolSpring, Ncontracts-Strohl, and 3PL Central-iTracker. Prior to Mainsail, Steve led investment sourcing for Vector Capital, a multi-billion dollar technology private equity firm, where he helped to source three platform investments. He began his career as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston and Merrill Lynch.


In 2018, Steve joined the Board of Juma Ventures, a San Francisco-based non-profit and social enterprise, to help at-risk youth. He earned a BA from Columbia University.

  • I got my master’s degree in Social Psychology. I love learning about how people make decisions and how seemingly small cues can have outsized impacts.
  • I believe strongly in the Growth Mindset. I want to work with entrepreneurs who are driven by learning.
  • I am the third oldest of six siblings. At any given time one of us is almost definitely on a tennis court.
  • I never lose to Steve in ping-pong.

Nate co-founded Growth Street Partners with Steve Wolfe. Prior to Growth Street, he was on the investment team at Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm based in San Francisco. While at Mainsail, Nate sourced the firm’s platform investments in Ncontracts and 3PL Central and 3PL Central’s add-on acquisition of iTracker. He was a Board Observer at 3PL Central, and he also helped to execute several of the firm’s other investments and exits. He lives in San Francisco and volunteers as a youth mentor at Huckleberry Youth Programs. Nate received a BA and MA from Stanford University.

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