Founded by philanthropist and entrepreneur Robert F. Smith in 2000, Vista Equity Partners (Vista) is a leading global investment firm that invests exclusively in enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Utilizing decades of experience, Vista invests across private equity, permanent capital, credit and public equity strategies. Vista’s differentiated approach to enterprise software investing prioritizes value creation through operational transformation in close partnership with founders, leaders and executive teams.
Philanthropy has always been a top priority for Vista. The investment firm’s goal is to support the education of the next generation of leaders in finance and technology and build onramps to opportunity for people of all backgrounds and identities.
Vista acquired YouEarnedIt in 2018 and merged the company with HighGround later that same year, rebranding the combined business as Kazoo. Kazoo acquired WorkTango in February 2022 and subsequently rebranded as WorkTango. With Vista’s support, WorkTango is revolutionizing how the world’s most forward-thinking companies engage and inspire their people. In 2023, WorkTango received the TalentCulture HR Technology Leaders award and was a finalist for the Top 50 Inspiring Workplaces Awards.