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Vista Equity Partners & WorkTango

About Vista Equity Partners

Founded by philanthropist and entrepreneur Robert F. Smith in 2000, Vista Equity Partners is a leading investment firm, dedicated to helping improve software, data and technology-enabled businesses throughout the world. Utilizing decades of experience and tried and true private equity, permanent capital, credit, and public capital strategies, Vista helps its businesses reach their fullest potential. Furthermore, Vista’s leadership strategies not only provide incredible results for its companies but also the company stakeholders. Vista is headquartered in Austin and operates locations in Chicago, New York, Oakland and San Francisco.

Philanthropy has always been a top priority for Vista. With this in mind, Vista supports organizations in many communities throughout the world, especially in the communities of its businesses’ locations. Vista’s goal is to help create a generation that can move technology forward, supporting organizations that expand STEM education and resources. And moreover, Vista is also a proud supporter of organizations that further facilitate job training, increase access to education and the arts and protect the environment.

To learn more about Vista Equity Partners, connect with Vista on LinkedIn and YouTube.


Vista Equity Partners invested in YouEarnedIt in 2018, shortly before YouEarnedIt acquired HighGround. In 2019, YouEarnedIt and HighGround merged and became Kazoo. In 2022, Kazoo acquired WorkTango and the combined company rebranded as WorkTango.

Vista invested in YouEarnedIt with the goal of accelerating the company’s growth within the human resources and employee engagement industries. This investment came from Vista’s Endeavor Fund, which supports technology and software organizations’ growth at a rapid, yet sustainable rate. With the help of Vista’s investment, YouEarnedIt was able to hit a milestone goal where it acquired HighGround, a Chicago-based HR software company. Prior to Vista’s investment in YouEarnedIt, the company had received investments from Motley Fool, Silverton Partners, Capital Factory, Ridge Ventures, and IDG Ventures USA.

René Yang Stewart, Co-Head of the Vista Endeavor Fund and Senior Managing Director, said of Vista’s partnership with YouEarnedIt, “Employee engagement and productivity continues to be a top focus for companies. YouEarnedIt’s innovative approach to employee engagement provides a true platform for companies to enhance their culture of engagement and create incredible transparency across the organization. We are thrilled to be partnering with YouEarnedIt to help the business continue its strong trajectory of growth.”