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FounderDirect

As software companies stay private for longer, many founders, management teams and boards are looking for alternative financing solutions to support growth, finance acquisitions or secure liquidity to achieve their next milestone. Vista Credit Partners’ sourcing capabilities and market coverage provide strong connectivity to founders. Similarly, our team’s extensive experience allows us to provide highly customized financing solutions from traditional debt to structured and convertible equity. Our deep domain expertise enables us to uniquely evaluate non-sponsored financings, offer capital solutions that support the needs of founders and deliver consistent returns to our investors.

"VCP partners with great founders and CEOs to help innovative technology companies meet their goals. We are both strategic financing partners and domain experts who can bring fresh ideas. The power of the Vista platform cannot be overstated. "

David Flannery, Senior Managing Director & President of Vista Credit Partners

"In a sea of undifferentiated credit products, Vista Credit Partners is truly unique – their combination of operational expertise, financial savvy and strategic thinking set them apart."

Benjamin Wayne, Founder and CEO, Callisto Media

Our Partnership

Why Founders Work With Us

We are a strategic capital partner who understands your business and can meet the demand for financing solutions for enterprise software companies across the capital structure.

Alignment of Interest

We enable founders to run their business with full operational autonomy while offering enterprise software expertise through board participation where appropriate.

Scalable and Patient Capital

We offer scalable, tailored capital solutions with a long-term investment horizon to align with business profiles and strategic priorities.

Support from the Vista Ecosystem

We can leverage the operational expertise and strategic thinking of the broader Vista ecosystem to help a company succeed.

Speed and  Certainty 

Our deep understanding of enterprise software allows us to tailor our diligence and move quickly to equip founders with the solution they need.

Customized Solutions

We bring a highly collaborative process to structure a security to each company's needs and provide hybrid solutions - of debt and equity options - for our investments.

Benefits to Founders

We Fuel Growth

By providing scalable growth capital, we help founders invest organically in their business or support M&A activity.

We Minimize Equity Dilution

Founders maintain control over proceed usage and continue to operate the company for maximum equity returns.

We Extend the Cash Runway

We enable flexibility to solve liquidity shortfalls to reach the next milestone and maintain option value.

We Are Efficient

We partner throughout your growth journey with follow-on capital available to shorten the timeframe to enterprise value creation.

Working With Vista Credit Partners

FounderDirect Investment Checklist

 

Mature company with proven technology and product-market fit

 

Stable recurring revenue with strong growth potential

 

Differentiated mission-critical solution

 

Established customer base

 

High customer retention

 

Experienced management team

Business Activities We Have Funded

 

Go-to-market expansion

 

Research and development initiatives

 

Acquisitions

 

Pre-IPO liquidity

 

Market event liquidity

 

Share repurchases

Select Vista Credit Partners Investments

Updater Secures $215 Million Investment from Vista Credit Partners

Financing Provided by Vista Credit Partners

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C2FO Achieves Record Growth in 2021, Funding $54.7 Billion In Accelerated Payments

Financing Provided by Vista Credit Partners

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aptihealth Raises $50 Million Series B

Financing Provided by Vista Credit Partners

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Vista Credit Partners Closes Latest Flagship Credit Fund at $2.3BN

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TCGplayer Secures $35 Million

Financing Provided by Vista Credit Partners

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Rocket Lawyer Announces $223 Million Growth Investment

Financing Provided by Vista Credit Partners

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Premise Data Raises $85 Million

Financing Provided by Vista Credit Partners

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TripActions Raises $125M Convertible-to-IPO Financing

Financing Provided by Vista Credit Partners

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Vista Credit Partners Announces $175 Million Global Recapitalization of Meltwater

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