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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


Endorsements presented herein are made by current or former employees of Vista portfolio companies, over which Vista may have the ability to exercise discretion on employee compensation, promotion and other employment decisions.

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




Pre-IPO liquidity


Market event liquidity


Share repurchases

Select Vista Credit Partners Investments

aPriori Receives Growth Investment From Vista Credit Partners for Its Manufacturing Insights Platform

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VideoAmp Announces $150 Million Series G Investment Led by Vista Credit Partners

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RapidAI Announces $75 Million Growth Investment Led by Vista Credit Partners

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Fivetran Announces $125 Million in New Financing From Vista Credit Partners

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Arcadia Raises $125 Million in New Financing From Vista Credit Partners

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