Five Elms Capital is the lead investor in a $7.4 million finance round for a San Diego-based security firm.
The Kansas City-based investment group is backing Trackforce, a SaaS provider of operations management tools for security guard operators. The company’s GuardTek software suite is used by more than 80,000 users at over 8,000 sites in 28 countries, Trackforce said in a release.
“Trackforce has built a best-in-class platform that changes the way security professionals manage their operations,” Five Elms managing director Joe Onofrio said in a release. “The team’s innovative technology, industry knowledge and best-in-class customer service have driven strong growth over the last 10 years; we look forward to working with the team to expand on the success achieved to date.”
Five Elms was founded by Fred Coulson, who serves as its managing partner. Five Elms has invested in other area firms such as Kansas City-based United Medicare Advisors, Lenexa-based Smart Warehousing and Kansas City-based Spring Venture Group, of which Coulson is founder and chairman.
Five Elms focuses on investments of $3 to $30 million in business-to-business firms with $2 to $20 million in revenue.