Scale-Ups Over Start-Ups: Tyton Partners Announces 2016 Growth50 Companies

Company Recognizes Top 50 Growth-Stage Companies in the Education Sector Achieving Impact at Scale

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 7, 2016) -  Tyton Partners, the leading provider of investment banking and strategy consulting services to the global knowledge sector, today released their annual Tyton Growth50 list, which recognizes the top 50 organizations achieving impact at scale through a combination of strong financial performance, market awareness and adoption, and demonstrated customer outcomes across the preK-12, postsecondary, corporate training, and consumer education markets. The list emphasizes the need for education entrepreneurs and investors alike to turn their attention from what it takes to start a company to what is required to sustain one.

The demand for innovative and impactful business models to support learning has driven significant investment in the education market -- nearly $2.98 billion1 in venture capital flowed into the education sector last year alone. Companies striving to achieve scale in this environment must be able to demonstrate creativity, produce effective outcomes and cultivate a strong mix of human capital across their organizations. Collectively, this year's list generates more than $1 billion in revenue.

Jit Sinha, General Partner at JMI Equity commented, "As a growth equity investor focused on software companies, we understand how hard it is to get traction in education. We are proud to partner with companies who have earned the Tyton Growth50 selection in prior years."

Each year, experts on the Tyton Partners team review nominated companies in the space, evaluating each against the Tyton Growth Framework to narrow the field. That analysis is used to select the 50 companies that best exemplify the impact, engagement, awareness and sustainability necessary to have lasting impact.

Managing Partner Adam Newman observed, "While capital flows into the market are at an all-time high, it remains to be seen how many early-stage businesses will achieve sustainable growth. This year's Tyton Growth50 is comprised of companies who have made the transition, achieving impact at scale across a variety of segments of the education market."

Managing Partner Chris Curran said, "Seeing these businesses achieve laudable growth and impact across a spectrum of market segments and representing a range of asset classes for investment speaks to the increasing maturity and opportunity in the globlal knowledge markets."

In conjunction with the 2016 Growth50 announcement, Tyton Partners is planning a series of regional forums in Chicago, San Francisco, the Baltimore/DC area, New York City that will culminate in one larger events at SXSWedu 2017 that will bring together Growth50 finalists past and present, their investors and key advisors, and industry influencers helping to shape the education sector today.

About Tyton Partners

Tyton Partners is the leading provider of investment banking and strategy consulting services to the global knowledge sector. With offices in Boston and Stamford, CT, the firm has an experienced team of bankers and consultants who deliver a unique spectrum of services from mergers and acquisitions and capital markets access to strategy and market development that helps companies, organizations, and investors navigate the complexities of the education, media, and information markets. Tyton Partners leverages a deep foundation of transactional and advisory experience and unparalleled level of global relationships to make its clients' aspirations a reality and catalyze innovation in the sector. For more information, visit or follow us @tytonpartners.

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