Provider vs PartnerDiscover the Kibo Difference

We make great software. But so do a lot of companies. We’re different because we know that great software doesn’t cut it. It’s the people behind the platforms—the people who build them and those who use them—that matter. That’s the Kibo difference: the difference between a provider and a partner.

Peak CollaborationTHE KIBO NAME

Dedicated to Unlocking Collaboration

Kibo is a volcanic peak and the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. At a height of 5,895 meters, it’s the highest point in Africa, earning it the nickname, The Roof of Africa.

In 1889, German geographer, Hans Meyer, became the first European to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro on Kibo peak, but only after multiple failures. Without the help of his local guides, among them Yohani Kinyala Lauwo, whose memorial now marks the path to the summit, Dr. Meyer never would have reached the mountain’s peak.

The Kibo name reminds us to aspire for greatness and to reach for new heights. But it’s also a reminder that greatness is seldom achieved alone. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping our clients reach their goals by being a guide, by focusing on people, and by unlocking collaboration at every step on the path to success.


In 2015, Vista Equity Partners recognized a gap in the market: a unified commerce solution to serve a mid-tier merchant. Thus, our journey to help retailers and branded manufacturers unify the consumer experience began, when three market leaders were brought together to form Kibo.


Marketlive is founded


Shopatron is founded


Baynote is founded


Fiverun is founded


Mozu is founded

Dec 2015

MarketLive and Shopatron are acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Jan 2016

Fiverun is acquired by Vista Equity Partners, merged with MarketLive and Shopatron, and Kibo is formed

Sept 2016

Baynote is acquired by Kibo

Oct 2016

Mozu is acquired by Kibo

February 2019

Certona is acquired by Kibo

October 2019

Monetate is acquired by Kibo


Putting Partnership First

Since our founding, we’ve continued to build our Unified Commerce Platform to deliver the lowest cost of ownership and the fastest time to value. Our clients can rest assured that they are always on the latest and most up-to-date commerce technology that will continue to power their success to new heights.

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