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Snell & Wilmer Advises Technology-Focused Growth Equity Firm Blueprint Equity as it Leads Growth Equity Funding of Element451

October 12, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Snell & Wilmer represented San Diego-based client Blueprint Equity as it led the growth equity funding of Element451, an advanced student engagement CRM for higher ed institutions. Blueprint Equity provides expansion capital to high-growth, capital efficient enterprise software and technology-enabled services businesses worldwide. 

"We are excited to help elevate Element451 into this next chapter of growth. We believe that their innovative work will continue to transform higher ed as they have done in tandem with their partner institutions since inception," said Bobby Ocampo, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blueprint Equity in a recent press release. “We have gotten to know Ardis over the last few years and seeing Element451's growth and customer retention has been impressive. We are excited to work with the team to continue innovating its product and supporting its new and existing partner institutions." The funding is expected to further innovate in the areas of behavioral marketing, one-to-one student-centered communication, and to strengthen its full journey engagement platform for partner schools.

A diverse Snell & Wilmer deal team led by Bardia Moayedi including Robert Ito Jr. and paralegal Scott Drake advised Blueprint Equity in the funding.

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