Applied Business Analytics Leader Visier Closes $45 Million in Financing to Meet Growing Demand for its People Strategy Platform
Round led by Sorenson Capital with existing Investors Adams Street Partners, Summit Partners, and Foundation Capital participating
Visier, provider of the leading people strategy platform, today announced it has closed $45 million in Series D financing. Sorenson Capital led the round and is joined by existing investors Foundation Capital, Summit Partners, and Adams Street Partners. This round brings Visier’s total funding to $94.5 million. Visier is credited with the innovation of applied business analytics -- the next generation of business intelligence that finally delivers on the promise of data-driven decision making by answering business leaders’ questions in real time, from the cloud, with no dependency on technical resources.
The new capital will help fuel the company’s efforts to meet the ever growing demand for its people strategy platform, as well as to grow its international and partner ecosystems. Visier’s customers include the world’s most widely recognized brands, across a broad range of industries: today more than 100 blue chip enterprises have selected Visier, including many Global 2000 and Fortune 500 leaders. “Where others are struggling, Visier is thriving,” says John Schwarz, Visier’s CEO and Founder. “We are experiencing a tidal wave of demand because, instead of focusing on data tools and data scientists, Visier has focused on business leaders and on their important and ever changing and probing questions.” Schwarz continues, “Contrary to prevailing opinion, analytics isn’t about organizing or accessing data. Achieving dramatically improved business results through analytics is about answering the right questions, which then shape the business tactics -- this is what drives better business outcomes. Visier was founded to meet this need. And our customers are realizing incredible results.” Since its last round of financing in June 2014, Visier has:
Tripled the number of its enterprise customers
Achieved a “best in class” net promoter score of 58 and annual renewal revenue rate over 100 percent
Grown its annual recurring revenue by over 525 percent
With a focus on disruptive technology companies, new investor Sorenson Capital brings to Visier its expertise in helping successful companies accelerate their growth to achieve a lasting market value. “Visier’s product-centered culture and market position are perfectly aligned with Sorenson Capital’s principled thesis of supporting leaders in transformative industries,’ says Rob Rueckert, Managing Director at Sorenson Capital, who joins Visier’s Board of Directors. “Like very few others, Visier has mastered the combination of profound domain expertise with cutting-edge analytics capabilities in the hands of business users.”
Read Rob Rueckert’s blog post: Applying Domain Expertise to Big Data Analytics.
Visier’s purpose is to help people see the truth and create a better future—now. Visier was founded to focus on what matters to business people: answering the right questions, even the ones a person might not know to ask. Questions that shape business strategy, provide the impetus for taking action, and drive better business results. Visier delivers fast, clear people insight by using all the available people data—regardless of source. With best-practice expertise built-in, decision-makers can confidently take action. Thanks to our amazing customers, Visier is the market leader in Workforce Analytics with 5,000 customers in 75 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://www.visier.com. Media Contact: Julie Galla visier(at)sparkpr(dot)com
Visier is the recognized global leader in people analytics and on-demand answers for people-powered business. Founded in 2010 by the pioneers of business intelligence, Visier focuses on what matters to business leaders: answering the right questions, even the ones a person might not know to ask. The right questions that shape business strategy, provide the impetus for taking action, and drive better business outcomes through workforce optimization.
Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., with offices and team members worldwide, Visier has 15,000 customers in 75 countries around the world, including enterprises like Adobe, BASF, Bridgestone, Electronic Arts, McKesson, Merck KGaA, Uber, and more.
For more information, visit www.visier.com.