one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country by Inc. Magazine,
and one of the Top 10 IPOs in 2010, IntraLinks is a story of
entrepreneurship through good and bad economies that started in 1996 when it
opened its doors. The company pioneered the new wave of offering clients
Software as a Service for the secure exchange of critical information outside
the firewall; however, it took an aggressive development strategy paired with
strategic financial decisions during the past 10 years to ultimately overcome
major financial challenges and achieve its current level of success.
many companies in 2001, amid the havoc of the dot-com crash, IntraLinks was
underperforming and struggling to bring in steady revenue streams. It became
clear to the management team that it needed to obtain outside financing to stay
afloat and become a viable player in the space. IntraLinks turned to Habib
Kairouz of Rho Ventures who understood the burgeoning market potential and
believed in IntraLinks’ potential to aggressively pursue it. Under Kairouz’s
leadership, Rho Ventures led a $50 million financing round for IntraLinks.
2007, with the company back on track and achieving significant success, TA
Associates led a leveraged buyout of the company. In connection with the
transaction, Rho agreed to reinvest its substantial stake in the business to
back the company’s next phase of dramatic growth.