Silverchair Accelerates Product Development & Expansion through New Capital Partnership

NISO Member News

Charlottesville, VA and St. Louis, MO | August 11, 2022

Silverchair, the leading independent content management, product enablement, and digital transformation platform for association, society, and independent publishers, has announced a significant growth investment in the company by Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP). 

Over the past year, Silverchair has announced ambitious new expansion programs to enable its publishers to compete, grow, and thrive in an increasingly complex commercial environment. The company aspires to promote a broad and diverse ecosystem of knowledge creators and communicators by equipping them with unconflicted, neutral technology infrastructure, tools, and services. 

Silverchair’s partnership with TSCP will enable the company to accelerate the pace and scale at which it develops comprehensive digital transformation products, including new products for professional education and meetings content. The investment will also support the continued expansion of the core Silverchair Platform and recruiting scholarly publishers to join the Silverchair community, which has grown in recent years to represent more than 400 publishers. Silverchair will extend its capabilities to integrate and unify research, reference, education, professional training and development, decision-support, and events outputs into a universal audience experience, allowing knowledge producers to deliver far greater value to their customers and stakeholders. 

Silverchair selected TSCP because of their experience, philosophy, and alignment with Silverchair’s vision and values. TSCP has worked closely with highly specialized and deeply connected communities akin to scholarly and professional publishing through investments in technology companies such as PalisadeGurobi, and T-Base Communications. They also have a deep respect for research and scholarship. 


Thane Kerner will continue to serve as Silverchair’s Chief Executive Officer. Will Schweitzer, previously Chief Product and Customer Success Officer, has been appointed President of Silverchair. Tim Barton, Silverchair’s previous President, will serve Silverchair as an advisor and will continue his role as CEO at Hum, Silverchair’s sister company.    

For more information contained in this announcement, read the full text on the Silverchair site.