Container Solutions

Specialist cloud services provider

Sector
Technology
Region
London
Date of investment
May 2022
GCP team members
Website

Background

Container Solutions is a specialist Cloud services provider that solves business problems by designing, building and implementing technology solutions through applying Cloud Native expertise and principles.

Founded in 2014 by Jamie Dobson and Pini Reznik in Amsterdam, CS has built a workforce of over 100 people and has operations across the globe with key hubs in London, Amsterdam, Montreal and Berlin.

We partnered with Jamie, Pini and the wider management team, through a minority investment in May 2022.

Our investment partnership

Container Solutions has delivered impressive year-on-year growth by attracting a large, blue chip client base of private sector enterprises who want to modernise their approach to technology and realise the considerable business benefits of operating in the cloud.

Container Solutions has built a specialist cloud native capability and is recognised as a thought leader in the industry, supported by its technical expertise, publications (including a book), events and conferences.

Cloud services is a significant and fast growth market and one which Container Solutions is ideally positioned to take advantage of. Through our experience and credentials of backing other businesses within this sector, we are looking forward to working with the ambitious Container Solutions team and building on our relationship that is underpinned by GCP’s unique partnership approach.

Strategic support through our Growth Toolkit

Over the life of our investment we will closely support the Container Solutions team with numerous strategic growth initiatives, leveraging our Growth Toolkit and Network:

Driving Growth

  • Supporting recent investment in the sales team and a refined sales approach to drive new customer acquisition
  • Investment in the account management function to enable Container Solutions to grow with its existing customers
  • Input on development of international strategy, building from the business’ existing global footprint

People & Organisation

  • Providing hands-on support to source potential senior hires including a COO and Head of Legal
  • Input on development of the organisational structure to support the business in its plans for scaling
  • Support for wider equity participation amongst senior employees

Systems & Processes

  • Supporting the finance function in driving improved reporting and KPI monitoring

Funding for growth

  • We funded the entire transaction to ensure deliverability and provide a flexible funding structure that would support the business’ growth aspirations

Doing the right thing - our role in sustainable investing

  • Significant emphasis on employee wellbeing underpinned by Container Solutions’ “Remote First” approach to working
  • Focused diversity agenda proactively managed by Container Solutions through its geographic footprint.
  • Emerging Leadership Programme designed to develop the next generation of leaders in the business
  • Employee engagement and well-being measured through an annual staff survey

More Current Investments

Growth Capital Partners
38 Jermyn Street
London
SW1Y 6DN

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