Eric Liaw and Tom Loverro Named on the 2020 GrowthCap’s Top 25 Software Investors List

IVP, a premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, is pleased to announce that Eric Liaw and Tom Loverro have been named to the 2020 GrowthCap’s Top 25 Software Investors List. The list highlights the most exceptional private capital investors who have demonstrated deep software sector expertise, high leadership acumen, exceptional investment judgment, and consistent professional performance over a sustained period of time.

“It’s an exciting time to invest in later-stage software companies,” said Eric Liaw. “Companies are targeting hundreds of millions of users in ever larger global markets, allowing them to grow faster than ever and generate significant revenue within a very short timeframe. The acceleration of digital transformation drives a massive opportunity for our current and future portfolio companies. It is an honor to work with many talented entrepreneurs and partner with them to create the market leaders of the future.”

“IVP invests in the fastest-growing technology companies and software is the majority of what we do,” added Tom Loverro. “We partner with exceptional management teams to build software companies of consequence.”

IVP manages $7 billion in committed capital and is one of the top-performing firms in the venture capital industry. The firm has backed innovative companies such as CrowdStrike, Datadog, GitHub, Glossier, Grammarly, HashiCorp, Hopin, Klarna, MuleSoft, Slack, Snap, Supercell, TransferWise, Twitter, and UiPath and remains committed to its focused strategy of supporting innovation at the growth stage and partnering closely with exceptional management teams.

About Eric Liaw

Eric joined IVP in 2011. He is focused primarily on later-stage investments in high growth companies across a variety of sectors, including enterprise software, Internet, and mobile. Eric serves as a Board Director or Observer for IVP portfolio companies Aiven, App Annie, Deputy, Glossier, The Honest Company, IEX, Lulus, MasterClass, NextRoll, Supermetrics, and ZipRecruiter and led IVP’s investments

defi SOLUTIONS Names Tom Allanson CEO

Seasoned financial services executive joins growing fintech company

defi SOLUTIONS, which partners with captives, banks, credit unions, and finance companies to help lenders transform their operations, today announced the appointment of Tom Allanson as CEO. He will succeed Bret Leech, who is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company.

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Tom Allanson, defi CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

Tom has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in fintech and lending and has consistently demonstrated an ability to build, grow, and enable high-performing teams and businesses. In addition to his most recent role as head of Enterprise Payment Solutions at Fiserv, Tom has served as CEO of PerfectForms Inc.; president of digital, international, and commercial at H&R Block; and CEO and co-founder of TaxNet Inc, which was ultimately acquired by H&R Block. Tom’s unique background of technology management, entrepreneurial and enterprise success will be valuable as defi SOLUTIONS builds upon its market leading product suite.

“I am excited and honored to lead this exceptional company,” Tom said. “This is an exciting time for defi SOLUTIONS as we have the opportunity to accelerate our growth within the lending industry by providing innovative solutions to meet the complex needs of our clients and their customers. I look forward to working with this talented team as we further innovate, extend our investment in the Cloud, and strengthen and expand our services, solution offering, and capabilities.”

“It has been a privilege to lead the talented defi SOLUTIONS team for the past four and a half years,” said Bret Leech. “I am incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished in bringing best-in-class, integrated technologies and services to lenders. Over this period, we have built a business that has grown considerably and is well