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Vestmark the recipient of $30 million from Summit Partners

Vestmark, a Wakefield company that makes wealth-management software for financial institutions, has secured a $30 million investment from Summit Partners.

Its portfolio management and trading software is used by brokers, advisors, banks, and investment managers. Vestmark announced the new funding Tuesday. The company says it plans to invest the money in sales and software development.

Founded in 2001, Vestmark’s software manages 1.5 million accounts representing $500 billion in assets. The company employs some 200 people in two offices in Massachusetts and one each in Jersey City and Chicago.

Boston-based Summit Partners finances technology and life-sciences startups. In 2014, Summit was a lead investor in Uber in a funding round that raised $1.2 billion for the ride-hailing company, then valued at $17 billion. Uber’s valuation skyrocketed to $62 billion by December 2015.


Vestmark’s chief financial officer Tiffany Freitas said the funding comes amid a time of heightened scrutiny of financial firms by regulators. Vestmark provides a tool that helps firms stay in compliance with financial rules and regulations.

The recent round of funding is the largest ever for Vestmark. Freitas said the company raised $14 million in a 2006 round from friends and family.

Amanda Burke can be reached at amanda.burke@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @charlie_acb.

Correction: Due to incorrect information provided by the spokesman for the company, the amount of assets in accounts managed by Vestmark was incorrect. It is $500 billion.