Bulletin: Tasktop raises $126 million from Sumeru Equity Partners

The company's product helps firms like BMW, CGI, E*Trade and T-Mobile reduce their time to market and increase the velocity of software development.

Vancouver technology firm Tasktop announced a CAD $126 million strategic investment from Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP), a technology investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tasktop’s solutions help global giants like BMW, CGI, E*Trade and T-Mobile to increase the velocity of software development.

Who else is involved?

  • Management and existing investors participated in the $126 million investment. As a part of the transaction, existing Tasktop investors will continue as significant shareholders and Sumeru’s Jason Babcoke and George Kadifa will join the board of directors, according to a company statement.

What do their investors have to say?

  • Babcoke and Kadifa of Sumeru shared the following in a statement: “Tasktop delivers offerings that fundamentally transform and accelerate software development processes for some of the largest and most innovative companies globally. In doing so, Tasktop is creating a multibillion-dollar market centred on modern and efficient software and IT development. On top of this success, we see a clear opportunity to scale an outstanding product-led company into a category-defining leader.”

In 2020, the company saw significant growth.

“Tasktop has led the creation of the [value stream management] VSM market category,” said Mik Kersten, Tasktop Founder and CEO. “As VSM continues to become the foundation for digital transformation at scale, I am thrilled that we now have a world-class partner to help us deliver even more innovation and value to our customers. Sumeru has an amazing track record of helping category-defining companies scale and dominate their markets. Sumeru’s experience and operational support in scaling SaaS businesses is a perfect match for Tasktop’s technology and market leadership. The partnership will serve as the catalyst needed to ensure that Tasktop becomes the de facto platform for VSM.”