CEO Brian Saunders on BigTime’s $100 Million Investment from Vista Equity Partners

Brian Saunders

Updated: November 7, 2023
January 20, 2022
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CEO Brian Saunders on BigTime's $100 Million Investment from Vista Equity Partners

When I founded BigTime nearly 20 years ago, I had one main goal: make life simpler for professional services firms. 

Having previously run a professional service firm, I had firsthand experience with the challenges of tracking and managing client engagements in a sleek, organized way. I saw how difficult it can be to keep a company moving together toward a shared goal when different teams operate with different spreadsheets. I witnessed how hard it is to grow a business under those conditions.

We were determined to change all that.

Over the years that followed, BigTime evolved into an incredible team that, today, provides a game-changing solution for more than 2,300 professional services businesses. We make it possible for our customers to ditch the spreadsheets and eliminate the communications silos that hinder their growth. Our easy-to-use platform enables them to capture billable hours, effectively allocate & manage project resources, and consolidate key metrics with the click of a button.

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Today we announced huge news: BigTime has received a $100 million strategic growth investment from Vista Equity Partners, the leading global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. This investment will equip us to accelerate innovation and create further value for businesses that are looking to grow. We’ve got big plans for new product development and expansion of our customer-facing teams. In the weeks and months ahead, keep an eye out for exciting additions to BigTime’s product suite, consulting offerings, training options, and more.

See the LinkedIn announcement here.

We’re excited for the future of BigTime and the opportunity to better serve our customers and our team. Vista is well known for helping category-leading brands grow and improve, and I’m excited about having the Vista team as a partner for our next phase of growth. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported us on the journey so far. I want to especially thank our loyal customers, who drive us to continuously evolve our solutions; our outstanding team, who bring the ideas and fire that enable us to reach milestones like today’s; and our families and friends, who have been there for us not only on days of celebration like this one but on tough days too. I have a feeling that there will be many more achievements to celebrate soon.

Finally, thank you for reading. I’ll close with a simple request: if you’re thinking, “That sounds like the kind of team I’d like to join,” take a look at our careers page or drop us a line. We’re looking for people like you to help us reach new heights.

To read more about today’s announcement, check out the press release.

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