Stage Fund II

KO Client Stage Closes Fund II to Support Early-Stage Companies

KO client Stage, a majority female-led private equity group, recently announced the closing of its Fund II.

Stage’s mission is to provide an alternative path for early-stage startups and founders, particularly post-Series A. Stage integrates venture capital, private equity, and venture studio model best practices to enable portfolio companies to restructure their debt with a clean slate which provides unmatched value for founders and investors.

Fund II’s primary focus is acquiring B2B SaaS and tech-enabled services companies seeking an alternative equity partner.

Founded in 2009 by Dan Frydenlund, Stage has helped more than 20 companies achieve growth and success over the last 13 years. KO Law Firm’s John Gaddis, Ian Kuliasha, and John Kyed have been proud to work with a number of Stage’s portfolio companies, including ThirdChannel, GetSwift, Needle, GreatHorn, and Worklete.

“John Gaddis, Ian Kuliasha, and the team at KO Law Firm have been long-term partners supporting us in acquiring several portfolio companies over the years,” said Stage General Partner Krista Morgan. “KO continually provides smart business solutions and top-notch legal expertise to both successfully close acquisitions and guide executive teams looking for a new path forward.”

“KO provides a unique combination of smart legal counsel as well as significant software and SaaS industry expertise,” notes Ingrid Alongi, General Partner at Stage. “With the efficiency and personalized service of a boutique firm, they have been a valuable partner to Stage and our portfolio companies.”

Learn more about Stage’s approach and portfolio and Fund II.

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