ASG, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors that buys and builds vertical SaaS companies, announced that it has acquired Aplos, an industry-leading platform for nonprofits of all kinds, including faith-based organizations, K-12 schools, arts and cultural associations and more. Aplos provides a full suite of SaaS and FinTech tools, including fund accounting, financial reporting, donation tracking and fundraising tools, and people management. Through one unified solution for nonprofit management, Aplos empowers nonprofits to advance their missions and serve their communities.
Our goal from day one has always been to meet the software needs of the full nonprofit sector, but to get there we needed to find the right financial partner. I am excited to have found a partner in ASG that believes in the value of serving nonprofits as strongly as I do. This new partnership equips Aplos to ramp up our team, fuel our product development, and invest in the future of this incredible community.”
Tim Goetz, Aplos founder
Aplos was founded in 2009 in Fresno, Calif. after Goetz couldn’t find a simple, affordable fund accounting software for his church, where he served as executive pastor. Since then, Aplos has grown to a team of over 65 employees who are deeply committed to making an impact with nonprofit organizations. From its initial launch as a web-based fund accounting software, Aplos now includes solutions for church management, donor management, event registration, websites, and fundraising. Today, over 10,000 organizations utilize Aplos to engage over 5 million donors and supporters around the world.
Aplos marks the 44th acquisition for ASG and its first in the nonprofit software industry. Aplos will also welcome Anush Vinod as CEO, who was most recently an executive at a high-growth e-commerce business and a member of Alpine Investor’s CEO Program.
“Aplos is an exceptional platform, built by innovators who care deeply about serving nonprofits and churches,” said Vinod. “The team’s passion to innovate for their customer is a worthy and inspiring mission. Nowhere is this mission more apparent than in the products, which carry the spirit of this relentless commitment to delivering great technology. For these reasons – and many more – I’m excited to lead Aplos in its next phase of growth.”
Aplos is a cloud-based system designed specially to serve the needs of nonprofit and church organizations of all sizes. The Aplos all-in-one platform takes the stress out of finances and creating reports, streamline administrative tasks, and make giving faster and more effective. Users can fundraise with the use of online donation tools, custom communication, donor database reports and event registration. Aplos enables organizations to manage all of their financial, donation and donor information in one place.
ASG, backed by Alpine Investors, is a unique and fast-growing software business that buys and builds market-leading vertical SaaS companies. ASG believes deeply in the power of people and data to grow great organizations, and that sharing knowledge, expertise, and resources across its community of businesses drives exponential growth. Founders of leading SaaS companies continue to trust ASG to grow their businesses and build even stronger legacies for the future.
About Alpine Investors
Alpine Investors is a people-driven private equity firm that is committed to building enduring companies by working with, learning from, and developing exceptional people. Alpine specializes in investments in middle-market companies in the software and services industries. Its PeopleFirst strategy includes a CEO-in-Residence program which allows Alpine to bring proven leadership to situations where additional or new management is needed post-transaction. Alpine is currently investing out of its $2.25 billion eighth fund.