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Hollie Haynes

Founder and Managing Partner

Luminate Capital Partners

San Francisco, CA, USA

Hollie Haynes


Hollie Haynes is Founder and Managing Partner of Luminate Capital Partners, a private equity firm primarily investing in the software and software-enabled services areas. Luminate engages with entrepreneurs and large companies alike, focusing on enterprise software and growth buyouts

With its team of technology industry veterans, Luminate is dedicated to building active partnerships with executive teams. As an entrepreneur herself, Hollie wanted to build a business that design client interactions with a focus on the ease of execution and customer experience.

Before founding Luminate, Hollie built a considerable knowledge base in the private equity and investments industries. Most recently, she was Managing Director at Silver Lake, a leader in technology investing. In this role, she was responsible for securing some of the firm’s most successful deals, one being BlackLine Systems, an enterprise software company that develops cloud-based solutions designed to automate and control the entire financial close process. She later served on BlackLine’s Board. In addition to Blackline, Hollie has served on the Boards of many Luminate companies.

Hollie also sits on the Board of Directors at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is a renowned organization founded by Ethel Kennedy that works alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations. The foundation has done tremendous work across the globe, working to defend the rule of law, highlight the struggles of the displaced, and, among many other causes, advocate for the rights of political prisoners journalists

Hollie graduated from Harvard with an AB in Economics and earned an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Hollie Haynes’ Newsfeed

Quantivate and Luminate Capital Partners Announce Strategic Growth Investment

"We are excited to partner with the Quantivate team to support their continued growth and success," said Hollie Haynes, Founder and Managing Partner at Luminate

Luminate Capital Invests in MSI Data

“Over the last decade, Harvey and the MSI team have built a market-leading product that is highly mission-critical to customers. We are thrilled to partner with them as they continue to build their business and enter their next phase growth," said Hollie Haynes, Founder and Managing Partner at Luminate.

Hollie Haynes’ Background

Founder and Managing Partner
Jan 2015 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
Luminate Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on making control investments in middle-market companies in the software & software-enabled services areas.
Managing Director
Aug 1999 - 2015
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management & committed capital and approximately 100 value creation & investment professionals located globally.
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Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.


New York, NY, USA
In this Q&A with Launch With GS, Hollie Haynes, Founder and Managing Partner of Luminate Capital Partners, talks about venturing out on her own, what she looks for in an investment, and why entrepreneurs are actually risk-averse.

Hollie Haynes’ Education

AB, Economics
1989 - 1993