Progress Partners

Investment Banking

Progress Partners is a boutique investment firm based in Boston and New York City providing financial advisory services to companies in media, marketing, advertising, and software.


Nick MacShane

Nick is the founder and a Senior Managing Director of Progress Partners. He is a proven technology marketer and M&A banker with 20 years of experience working with early to mid-stage companies in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and business and partnership development.

Nick has significant transaction experience and has closed numerous digital media deals, including the sales of AdsWizz to Pandora, and PrecisionDemand to AOL, Teletrax to 4C Insights, Adazzle to Strata/Comcast, the acquisition of PureCars by Raycom (served as a buy-side advisor), and financings for various companies including Tremor Media, ContextWeb (PulsePoint), and MediaMath. Through a strong network of ad agencies, media companies, and advertising brands, Nick focuses on generating new business for the firm and developing business, financing and strategic partnership opportunities for its clients.

Nick is a graduate of Skidmore College and has served on the screening committee of Launchpad Venture Group. He currently holds investments in 20 early stage companies through his own investments and now through Progress Ventures.

Nick MacShane is a Series 79, 63, and 62 registered representative of an independent broker/dealer, Applied Capital. Member FINRA/SIPC. 

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