Vista Equity Partners Partnership
Vista Equity Partners is an investor in Fusion Risk Management through its Endeavor Investment fund, providing funding to scale the business.
Vista Equity Partners, an enterprise software-focused investment firm, initially partnered with Fusion Risk Management in September 2019. The partnership between the two organizations was born out of Vista’s Endeavor Funds, which targets mission-critical enterprise software businesses in order to help them scale within their existing markets. “Our partnership with Vista gives us the capital and operational expertise needed to continue growing our company, expanding our product suite, and delivering exceptional solutions and services to our customers,” said David Nolan, CEO and Founder of Fusion Risk Management.
The Vista Equity Partners team was enthusiastic about the partnership. Alan Cline, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Vista Endeavor Funds, said, “Fusion’s market leading products are redefining excellence in business continuity and related risk management, and we are excited about their vision of the future. The quality of the product, performance of the business and expanding opportunities for customers make this a compelling investment.”
Through their partnership, Vista and Fusion created the Fusion Pandemic Toolkit for businesses, which utilizes Fusion’s risk management software to help businesses during this uncertain economic time. The Toolkit serves as an online community hub and provides users with resources that can accurately track the spread of the virus and provide templates for communication plans. It is currently used by more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, and is publicly available to all businesses in the United States.
Data, technology and enterprise software companies are the primary focus of Vista Equity Partners investments. Vista utilizes its employees’ experience in entrepreneurship and engineering to find sustainable growth solutions that its partner organizations can implement for steady, continuous scaling. Its Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert F. Smith has utilized his background in technology and engineering to create a combination of precision and ingenuity that has fueled Vista’s business achievements.
With more than two decades of delivering value to its customers, Vista has made an impactful commitment to bettering communities with its philanthropic efforts. The firm has partnered with technology-focused organizations including Girls Who Invest, which aims to improve financial literacy for girls and increase the number of women in leadership positions at investment firms. Code.org is another Vista philanthropic partner, and the company has sponsored many of the organization’s “Hour of Code” events, which teach coding basics to children and adolescents in hour-long events held in several cities in which Vista has offices.