Sayari in The New York Times – “How A.I. and DNA Are Unlocking the Mysteries of Global Supply Chains”

Centana’s portfolio company Sayari, a corporate data and commercial intelligence provider that empowers government and industry to protect finance, trade and security systems, was featured in a New York Times article discussing how advanced technologies are solving the mysteries of global supply chains. The article highlights how Sayari’s advanced data platform utilizing billions of global [...]

Software is eating the world, but cash remains king. While software continues to help solve complex business problems by automating tasks and delivering business insights – no resource is more valuable to a business, especially a small to medium-sized business (SMB), than cash. Despite progress made by financial institutions to provide Uber-like experiences for consumers, […]

Leading Hospitality Platform also Announces Appointment of Former HotelTonight Founder & CEO to Its Board of Directors. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 20, 2023 – Operto Guest Technologies, a leading provider of automated solutions for 50 million-plus rooms in the global hospitality industry, today announced it secured US$25 million in a Series-B financing round. The financing […]

Due diligence is a powerful tool both for investors and, if used effectively, for the (prospective) portfolio company. Prominent collapses of tech companies such as FTX, Theranos, Celsius, and BlockFi have prompted observers in many circles, including the Financial Times, to ask “Doesn’t Anyone Do Due Diligence Anymore?”. The thoroughness of diligence has observably declined […]

Plooto, a leader in end-to-end accounts payable and accounts receivable (AP/AR) automation software for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced today the closing of $20M USD ($27M CAD) in Series B funding. The all-equity round was led by Centana Growth Partners, a specialized growth equity firm that invests in the future of finance, with participation […]

Last quarter, global Venture Capital funding fell to $81 billion, per Crunchbase, a dramatic decline from the previous quarter and year. So the question becomes, “what companies are VC firms investing in?”  For Centana Growth Partners it was a clear choice, Laika the industry’s first complete compliance platform. Evaluating the Compliance Market In the digital […]

Fin Capital is the lead investor, with participation from new investor Centana Growth Partners and previous investors; Laika leads the industry with integrated compliance automation technology, infosec audits, penetration testing, and compliance expertise NEW YORK, NY. November 8, 2022 – Laika, the industry’s first complete compliance platform, announced today that the company has closed $50 […]

NEW YORK, NY. & PALO ALTO, CA. – Centana Growth Partners, a specialized growth equity firm, announced today the promotion of Matthew Alfieri to Partner. “Matt has made significant contributions to Centana and our growing portfolio, and his work on many successful investments has justified our confidence in him,” said Ben Cukier, Partner. Matt Alfieri […]