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Inflow

Spire Capital invested in Inflow, Inc. in June 2000. Under Spire Capital's management, Inflow provided equipment colocation and value-added services for mission-critical e-business and data communications applications through secure, redundant, carrier-neutral data network exchange facilities. The Company's focus was on small and medium-sized businesses with complex networking needs. The Inflow colocation strategy was to 1) target Tier II Internet cities which are less competitive; 2) build smaller sized data centers which accelerates speed to market; and 3) focus on smaller enterprise and e-commerce companies which may have a higher need for Inflow's value-added services. The Company provided high-performance, reliable network connections to maximize the performance of its customers' applications which they, in turn, provide for their business partners and customers. Services provided included server equipment colocation, direct high-speed connections, redundant power, fire suppression and security systems. In addition, Inflow offered value-added services such as redundant multi-carrier Internet access, application monitoring, managed firewall services, web-site load balancing, content distribution, intelligent routing and data storage services. Spire Capital exited the investment in Inflow in January 2005 to SunGuard. 

Quick Facts

  • Date of Initial Investment: 6/30/2000
  • Status: Exited to SunGard in January 2005
  • Type of investment: Fund I