YouSendIt Raises $15 Million

YouSendIt Inc., a Campbell, Calif.-based provider of secure digital content delivery solutions, has raised $15 million in Series D funding. Adams Street Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Emergence Capital, Sigma Partners and Alloy Ventures.


YouSendIt, Inc. the global leader in secure digital content delivery, announced today that the company has raised a $15 million Series D round of venture capital financing from new investor Adams Street Partners and existing investors Emergence Capital, Sigma Partners and Alloy Ventures. The funding will be used to accelerate growth and increase market share.

“YouSendIt has witnessed significant growth and momentum since its inception in 2004, and the Series D funding will permit us to further extend our market leadership position,” said Renee Budig, chief financial officer at YouSendIt. “Global businesses are evolving and demanding more collaborative work environments and this funding will enable YouSendIt to support the changing needs of businesses by offering more valuable services.”

Adams Street Partners, one of the largest managers of private equity investments in the world, led the new round with additional funds coming from prior investors Emergence Capital, Sigma Partners and Alloy Ventures.

“YouSendIt has rapidly proved its value proposition of offering fast, easy and secure digital file delivery,” said Robin Murray, partner at Adams Street Partners. “We anticipate that this financing will provide a foundation for the company to extend its value to a new generation of customers and bring to market new capabilities for the enterprise market.”

In conjunction with the investment, Murray was named as an observer to the YouSendIt board of directors. Murray joins directors Brian Jacobs, general partner at Emergence Capital; Bob Spinner, managing director at Sigma Partners; Ammar Hanafi, general partner at Alloy Ventures; Nick Sturiale, general partner at JAFCO; Brett Caine, senior vice president and general manager, online services division at Citrix Systems; Ranjith Kumaran, founder and CTO of YouSendIt; and Ivan Koon, CEO of YouSendIt.

About Adams Street Partners

Adams Street Partners is one of the largest managers of private equity investments in the world.

It is an independent employee-owned investment firm that provides private equity fund of funds and direct partnership capabilities to institutional clients. Currently, Adams Street Partners manages more than $20 billion in private equity assets for clients in Australia, Japan, North America, the U.K. and Europe. Adams Street Partners is well-known internationally for its continuous commitment to, and deep understanding of, private equity and a unique dedication to client service. Together with its predecessor organizations, Adams Street Partners has a long history of investing in private equity partnerships (since 1979) and managing direct investments in private equity (since 1972) and is credited as being a pioneer in fund of funds investing, creating its first such offering in the late 1970s. For more information, visit

About YouSendIt

YouSendIt, Inc. is the number-one secure digital file delivery company serving professionals, businesses and government agencies around the world today. YouSendIt serves more than 13 million registered users and over 210,000 subscribers, and it delivers 15 million files a month. Companies such as Rheem, Fast Signs, Ritz Camera, Salesforce, Reuters, Nixon Peabody LLP and Kelly-Moore Paints rely on YouSendIt to securely send, receive and track files of all types. YouSendIt allows users to transfer files too large to send via e-mail, eliminating the need for expensive overnight couriers and cumbersome FTP sites. Users can access the service through the YouSendIt Web site, a desktop application called YouSendIt Express or through a variety of plug-ins that seamlessly integrate with popular business applications like Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop. YouSendIt has garnered industry recognition for its services and overall management, including the CODiE Awards “Best Software as a Service Solution,” Red Herring 100 North America Award and American Business Award’s “Best Overall Company.” For more information, visit or the YouSendIt blog at