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Vista Equity Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Brian Sheth Robert F. Smith Robert George


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Total investments 62
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 58
Rounds per year 2.82
Lead investments 25
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 19
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet

Vista Equity Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 2000. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Austin.

The real fund results show that this VC is 56 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. This Vista Equity Partners works on 6 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from Vista Equity Partners is 100-500 millions dollars.

This organization was formed by Brian Sheth, Robert F. Smith, Stephen Davis. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Vista Equity Partners, startups are often financed by NextView Ventures, Index Ventures, Harrison Metal. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Union Square Ventures, TA Associates, Spectrum Equity. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Updata Partners, Trinity Private Equity Group, Sound Ventures.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Accruent, Aspect Software, Gather Technologies. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Security, Cloud Computing.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Cloud Security
Enterprise Software
09 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


Health Care
Risk Management
$43M13 Apr 2022 Redlands, California, United States

Critical Start

Cyber Security
Information Services
Information Technology
Network Security
$215M12 Apr 2022 Plano, Texas, United States


Mobile Payments
Property Management
$250M16 Mar 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Stämm Biotech

$17M28 Feb 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Cloud Infrastructure
Cyber Security
$1B15 Feb 2022 Addison, Texas, United States


Social Media
$70M25 Jan 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Globalization Partners

Human Resources
Information Technology
$200M23 Jan 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

OfficeSpace Software

Information Technology
Real Estate
$150M21 Jan 2022 New York, New York, United States
Olive Raises $400M in Funding; Valued at $4 Billion

– Olive is a Columbus, OH-based automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare.
– The company closed a $400m funding round led by Vista Equity Partners with participation from the Base10 Partners Advancement Initiative.
– The new investment will be used to further scale product development.

Vista Equity takes minority stake in Canada’s Vena with $242M investment

– Canadian CPM software company Vena raised $242m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Vista Equity Partners and joined by JMI Equity and Centana Growth Partners.
– The company declined to provide any financial metrics or the valuation at which the new capital was raised.
– Vista Equity Managing Director Kim Eaton and Marc Teillon, senior managing director and co-head of Vista’s Foundation Fund, will join the company’s board.


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