Private Equity Portfolio


Year of Investment: 2017
Portfolio Status: Current
Headquarters: Framingham, MA


SaaS-based platform that helps clients optimize the quality and end-user experience on desktop, mobile, and device apps. 

Applause is a leading provider of customer-driven digital testing and user feedback software for digital experiences (DX) across Web, mobile, and IoT. The Company’s technology platform and managed global community of over 300,000 on-demand DX experts deliver authentic, real-world human input at every phase of software development. Applause provides insight into market requirements, user feedback, and software quality for the world’s leading digital brands at every customer touchpoint.

Applause was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Framingham, MA, with operations worldwide.

Vista Equity Partners Fund VI acquired Applause in September 2017.