Arena opportunistically invests in growth deals.
As with our early-stage investments, we have a people-centric philosophy towards growth investing. We take an opportunistic approach that allows us to patiently wait for the right time to invest in truly outstanding teams with whom we have close relationships that have been forged over many years (in some case decades) of working and investing in technology.
We typically invest in growth deals at Series B or later and write checks of $10-50M.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”