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Forbes India: Cognizant founder to PE: Inside Francisco D’Souza’s new innings


Forbes India: “The Big Picture: Francisco D’Souza on his next innings, backing a new generation of IP-led tech services companies”

Our guest today is Francisco D’Souza, co-founder and former CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions. In 2020, after more than 25 years at Cognizant, Francisco stepped back from the IT services giant he helped found and build.


Recognize co-founder: ‘Talent and inflation’ are companies’ top priorities

Recognize Managing Partner and Co-Founder Charles Phillips joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss how the Russian attack is affecting tech talent in Ukraine, volatility in the tech sector, and companies’ top concerns.


Tech Investment Firm RECOGNIZE Closes $1.3 Billion Growth Fund; Completes Three Strategic Investments

Led by a team of experienced technology and investment professionals—Frank D’Souza, Raj Mehta, Charles Phillips, and David Wasserman—Recognize to invest in and partner with entrepreneurs and founders to build differentiated, next-generation technology services companies New York, NY— January 13, 2022— Recognize, a technology investment platform that is singularly focused on the $2-trillion technology services industry, […]


WSJ Article – Recognize Partners Raises Roughly $1.3 Billion

Recognize Partners LP, a new private-equity firm that invests exclusively in technology-services companies, has raised about $1.3 billion. The New York-based investment firm was founded by David Wasserman, a former partner at private-equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Charles Phillips, an ex-president of Oracle Corp.; and Frank D’Souza, a former chief executive of tech-services company […]


Blend360 receives $100 Million Minority Investment from Recognize to Accelerate Growth

August 9th, 2022—Columbia, MD—Blend360, a global provider of data, analytics and talent solutions for Fortune 500 companies, announced today that Recognize, a technology investment platform focused on the tech services sector, has invested $100 million for a minority stake to continue driving growth in Blend360. This is Blend360’s first institutional investment and marks the start […]

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Forbes India: Cognizant founder to PE: Inside Francisco D’Souza’s new innings

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Torc: How to hire developers using performance metrics

America’s favorite pastime has the most specific data sets of any sport, said Michael Morris, cofounder and CEO of Torc, a new software developer talent marketplace. Players are ranked on everything from batting average, to home runs, to RBIs (runs batted in).

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Torc Announces Launch of Next-Generation Talent Marketplace

Torc, the talent marketplace for the future of work, today announced its public launch and funding from Recognize and Asymmetric Capital Partners.​ Torc helps businesses succeed by connecting them with software developers based on enterprise demands and developer productivity, positioning Torc to revolutionize the highly skilled talent ecosystem.

Read more

Forbes India: “The Big Picture: Francisco D’Souza on his next innings, backing a new generation of IP-led tech services companies”

Our guest today is Francisco D’Souza, co-founder and former CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions. In 2020, after more than 25 years at Cognizant, Francisco stepped back from the IT services giant he helped found and build.

Read more

Recognize co-founder: ‘Talent and inflation’ are companies’ top priorities

Recognize Managing Partner and Co-Founder Charles Phillips joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss how the Russian attack is affecting tech talent in Ukraine, volatility in the tech sector, and companies’ top concerns.

Read more

AST Announces Strategic Investment by Recognize

Partnership will focus on expanding cloud services offerings and enhancing global delivery capabilities New York, NY – January 24, 2021 – AST Corporation, a leading cloud and digital transformation solutions provider, today announced it has received a strategic growth investment from Recognize, a technology services-focused investment platform. AST is an award-winning cloud services provider that […]

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Tech Investment Firm RECOGNIZE Closes $1.3 Billion Growth Fund; Completes Three Strategic Investments

Led by a team of experienced technology and investment professionals—Frank D’Souza, Raj Mehta, Charles Phillips, and David Wasserman—Recognize to invest in and partner with entrepreneurs and founders to build differentiated, next-generation technology services companies New York, NY— January 13, 2022— Recognize, a technology investment platform that is singularly focused on the $2-trillion technology services industry, […]

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WSJ Article – Recognize Partners Raises Roughly $1.3 Billion

Recognize Partners LP, a new private-equity firm that invests exclusively in technology-services companies, has raised about $1.3 billion. The New York-based investment firm was founded by David Wasserman, a former partner at private-equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Charles Phillips, an ex-president of Oracle Corp.; and Frank D’Souza, a former chief executive of tech-services company […]

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Recognize makes strategic investment in SpringML

Recognize, a technology services investment platform, announced today a strategic investment in leading machine learning and advanced data analytics services company SpringML. Following the transaction, SpringML’s founders will continue to lead the company and focus on further scaling the business, while Raj Mehta, Co-Founder and Partner at Recognize, joins the company’s Board of Directors as […]

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Ciklum acquires CN Group to expand its European presence

Ciklum, a global digital engineering company, today announced the acquisition of CN Group in order to accelerate the company’s growth plans in the German-speaking (“DACH”) and Scandinavian markets. The combination of CN Group and Ciklum will build on each company’s long history of delivering high-impact products and platforms to clients across Europe and North America, […]

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Ciklum Announces Strategic Investment by Recognize Partners

Ciklum, a global digital transformation and digital services company serving the Fortune 500 and other fast-growing enterprises, announced that Recognize, a global technology investment platform, has made a significant strategic investment in the Company.

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Portfolio Investments News

Blend360 receives $100 Million Minority Investment from Recognize to Accelerate Growth

August 9th, 2022—Columbia, MD—Blend360, a global provider of data, analytics and talent solutions for Fortune 500 companies, announced today that Recognize, a technology investment platform focused on the tech services sector, has invested $100 million for a minority stake to continue driving growth in Blend360. This is Blend360’s first institutional investment and marks the start […]

Read more

Torc: How to hire developers using performance metrics

America’s favorite pastime has the most specific data sets of any sport, said Michael Morris, cofounder and CEO of Torc, a new software developer talent marketplace. Players are ranked on everything from batting average, to home runs, to RBIs (runs batted in).

Read more

Torc Announces Launch of Next-Generation Talent Marketplace

Torc, the talent marketplace for the future of work, today announced its public launch and funding from Recognize and Asymmetric Capital Partners.​ Torc helps businesses succeed by connecting them with software developers based on enterprise demands and developer productivity, positioning Torc to revolutionize the highly skilled talent ecosystem.

Read more

AST Announces Strategic Investment by Recognize

Partnership will focus on expanding cloud services offerings and enhancing global delivery capabilities New York, NY – January 24, 2021 – AST Corporation, a leading cloud and digital transformation solutions provider, today announced it has received a strategic growth investment from Recognize, a technology services-focused investment platform. AST is an award-winning cloud services provider that […]

Read more

Recognize makes strategic investment in SpringML

Recognize, a technology services investment platform, announced today a strategic investment in leading machine learning and advanced data analytics services company SpringML. Following the transaction, SpringML’s founders will continue to lead the company and focus on further scaling the business, while Raj Mehta, Co-Founder and Partner at Recognize, joins the company’s Board of Directors as […]

Read more

Ciklum acquires CN Group to expand its European presence

Ciklum, a global digital engineering company, today announced the acquisition of CN Group in order to accelerate the company’s growth plans in the German-speaking (“DACH”) and Scandinavian markets. The combination of CN Group and Ciklum will build on each company’s long history of delivering high-impact products and platforms to clients across Europe and North America, […]

Read more

Ciklum Announces Strategic Investment by Recognize Partners

Ciklum, a global digital transformation and digital services company serving the Fortune 500 and other fast-growing enterprises, announced that Recognize, a global technology investment platform, has made a significant strategic investment in the Company.

Read more

Blend360 receives $100 Million Minority Investment from Recognize to Accelerate Growth

August 9th, 2022—Columbia, MD—Blend360, a global provider of data, analytics and talent solutions for Fortune 500 companies, announced today that Recognize, a technology investment platform focused on the tech services sector, has invested $100 million for a minority stake to continue driving growth in Blend360. This is Blend360’s first institutional investment and marks the start […]

Read more

Forbes India: Cognizant founder to PE: Inside Francisco D’Souza’s new innings

Read more

Torc: How to hire developers using performance metrics

America’s favorite pastime has the most specific data sets of any sport, said Michael Morris, cofounder and CEO of Torc, a new software developer talent marketplace. Players are ranked on everything from batting average, to home runs, to RBIs (runs batted in).

Read more

Torc Announces Launch of Next-Generation Talent Marketplace

Torc, the talent marketplace for the future of work, today announced its public launch and funding from Recognize and Asymmetric Capital Partners.​ Torc helps businesses succeed by connecting them with software developers based on enterprise demands and developer productivity, positioning Torc to revolutionize the highly skilled talent ecosystem.

Read more

Forbes India: “The Big Picture: Francisco D’Souza on his next innings, backing a new generation of IP-led tech services companies”

Our guest today is Francisco D’Souza, co-founder and former CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions. In 2020, after more than 25 years at Cognizant, Francisco stepped back from the IT services giant he helped found and build.

Read more

Recognize co-founder: ‘Talent and inflation’ are companies’ top priorities

Recognize Managing Partner and Co-Founder Charles Phillips joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss how the Russian attack is affecting tech talent in Ukraine, volatility in the tech sector, and companies’ top concerns.

Read more

AST Announces Strategic Investment by Recognize

Partnership will focus on expanding cloud services offerings and enhancing global delivery capabilities New York, NY – January 24, 2021 – AST Corporation, a leading cloud and digital transformation solutions provider, today announced it has received a strategic growth investment from Recognize, a technology services-focused investment platform. AST is an award-winning cloud services provider that […]

Read more

Tech Investment Firm RECOGNIZE Closes $1.3 Billion Growth Fund; Completes Three Strategic Investments

Led by a team of experienced technology and investment professionals—Frank D’Souza, Raj Mehta, Charles Phillips, and David Wasserman—Recognize to invest in and partner with entrepreneurs and founders to build differentiated, next-generation technology services companies New York, NY— January 13, 2022— Recognize, a technology investment platform that is singularly focused on the $2-trillion technology services industry, […]

Read more

WSJ Article – Recognize Partners Raises Roughly $1.3 Billion

Recognize Partners LP, a new private-equity firm that invests exclusively in technology-services companies, has raised about $1.3 billion. The New York-based investment firm was founded by David Wasserman, a former partner at private-equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Charles Phillips, an ex-president of Oracle Corp.; and Frank D’Souza, a former chief executive of tech-services company […]

Read more

Recognize makes strategic investment in SpringML

Recognize, a technology services investment platform, announced today a strategic investment in leading machine learning and advanced data analytics services company SpringML. Following the transaction, SpringML’s founders will continue to lead the company and focus on further scaling the business, while Raj Mehta, Co-Founder and Partner at Recognize, joins the company’s Board of Directors as […]

Read more

Ciklum acquires CN Group to expand its European presence

Ciklum, a global digital engineering company, today announced the acquisition of CN Group in order to accelerate the company’s growth plans in the German-speaking (“DACH”) and Scandinavian markets. The combination of CN Group and Ciklum will build on each company’s long history of delivering high-impact products and platforms to clients across Europe and North America, […]

Read more

Ciklum Announces Strategic Investment by Recognize Partners

Ciklum, a global digital transformation and digital services company serving the Fortune 500 and other fast-growing enterprises, announced that Recognize, a global technology investment platform, has made a significant strategic investment in the Company.

Read more

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