Insight Venture Partners

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Insight Venture Partners
Private
Industry Private Equity, Venture Capital
Founded 1995; 23 years ago (1995)
Founder Jeff Horing
Jerry Murdock
Headquarters 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York, U.S.
Total assets $18 billion
Number of employees
110+
Website insightpartners.com

Insight Venture Partners is an American venture capital and private equity firm based in New York City. The firm invests in growth-stage technology, software and Internet businesses.[1][2]

Founding and history[edit]

Insight Venture Partners was founded in 1995 by Jeff Horing and Jerry Murdock. Since its inception, Insight Venture Partners has raised more than $18 billion[3] of capital to invest, including $4.75 billion in 2015.[4]

Investment approach and portfolio[edit]

Insight Venture Partners has raised nine funds and invested in more than 300 companies.[5] The firm has investments in 65 countries on six continents.[6] Investments include Automile,[7] Achieve3000,[8] Alibaba,[9] Anaqua,[10] Appriss,[11] Cvent,[12] Campaign Monitor,[13] Diligent,[14] Docker,[15] Drillinginfo,[16] E2open,[17] Firemon,[18] Fourth bought from ECI Partners,[19] HelloFresh,[20] Hootsuite,[21] Indiegogo,[22] iParadigms,[23] Kaseya,[24] LogTrust,[25] Mimecast,[26] Ministry Brands,[27] Numetric,[28] Qualtrics,[29] Receipt Bank,[30] Shopify,[31] SpotHero,[32] Tenable,[33] Tricentis,[34] Tritech,[35] Twitter,[36] Tumblr.[37] Unitrends,[38] and Workforce.[39]

Insight's investments include growth equity, capital for M&A, buyouts, take-privates, pre-IPO rounds and recapitalizations. The firm engages in majority and minority investments.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Insight Venture Partners' work has been recognized on several awards and rankings, including the Forbes Midas List, Forbes 30 Under 30: Venture Capital and the Private Equity International Awards: PEI 300. In 2017, Business Insider ranked Insight Venture Partners #7 on the outlet’s list of most prominent venture capital investors in Europe.

Additionally, Fortune magazine listed Insight Venture Partners as one of the top-performing 20 funds as determined by cumulative distribution divided by called capital from 2000 to 2011.[40][41]

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) reported over $100 million invested in two Insight funds by 2011, with internal rate of return over 20%.[42]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Insight Venture Partners Raises A Whopping $2.57 Billion For Next Fund". Tech Crunch. May 28, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Insight Venture Partners Closes Sixth Fund at USD1.25bn". Press release. Private Equity Wire. June 27, 2007. Archived from the original on September 22, 2008. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bullhorn Partners with Insight Ventures to Power Next Phase of Its Growth". www.businesswire.com. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  4. ^ "Insight Venture Partners rakes in $4.75B for two new funds". New York Business Journal. Aug 11, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ (https://www.insightpartners.com), Insight Venture Partners 2017 (2017-07-18). "SpotHero Secures $30 Million to Accelerate Market Expansion, Business Partnerships and Product Innovation | Press | Insight Venture Partners". Insight Venture Partners. Retrieved 2017-09-01. 
  6. ^ "Insight Venture Partners - About". Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Automile Raises $34 Million To Continue Growth Trajectory | Blog". Blog. 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  8. ^ "Achieve 3000 overview". Crunchbase. March 14, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Alibaba Backer Insight Venture Said to Seek $4 Billion". Bloomberg Technology. October 31, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Beacon Equity Sells Anaqua To Insight Venture". Value Walk. July 24, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  11. ^ "With new equity partner, Appriss plans several acquisitions in 2015". bizjournals.com. July 2, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Cvent Receives $136 Million Investment Led by New Enterprise Associates and Insight Venture Partners". Cvent. July 20, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Australia's Campaign Monitor Raises $250 Million from Insight". The Wall Street Journal. April 16, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Insight Venture Partners to Buy New Zealand Software Firm Diligent". The Wall Street Journal. February 14, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Docker Raises $95M Series D Round For Its Container Platform". Tech Crunch. April 14, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  16. ^ "PE-backed Drilling Info to buy GlobalView Software". The PE Hub Network. October 13, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Insight Venture Partners to Buy E2open for $273 Million". The Wall Street Journal. February 5, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Insight Venture Partners acquires majority interest in security intelligence company FireMon". June 11, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  19. ^ "British restaurant IT supplier in US sale". The Telegraph. June 23, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  20. ^ "HelloFresh Cooks Up $50 Million Series D From Insight Venture Partners". Tech Crunch. June 18, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  21. ^ "HootSuite Raises $165M Series B Round From Insight, Accel And OMERS To GO Large On Enterprise Social Media Monitoring". Tech Crunch. August 1, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Indiegogo Raises $15 Million Underscoring Strong Crowdfunding Growth". Indiegogo. June 6, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Insight Venture Partners Confirms Deal to Buy iParadigms". The Wall Street Journal. June 2, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Insight Venture Partners Acquires Kaseya". July 1, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  25. ^ "LogTrust Announces $35 Million in Funding from Insight Venture Partners - Logtrust". www.logtrust.com. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  26. ^ "Mimecast secures $62 Million Investment from Insight Venture Partners". Mimecase. September 27, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Insight Venture Partners to Back Software Provider Ministry Brands". The Wall Street Journal. October 31, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  28. ^ Numetric. "Leading Business Analytics Platform, Numetric, Raises Nearly $13M to Bring Better, Faster Business Analytics to the Masses". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  29. ^ "Qualtrics' Ambitions Don't Stop With $150 Million In Funding". Forbes. September 24, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  30. ^ Bell, Henry. "Receipt Bank Raises $50 million Series B Funding from Insight Venture Partners". Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  31. ^ "Shopify Raises $100M to Drop The 'E' And Become The Commerce Company That Spans On And Offline". Tech Crunch. December 11, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  32. ^ Matney, Lucas. "On-Demand Parking Service SpotHero Raises $20M In Series B". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 
  33. ^ "Tenable raises $250 million in record cyber funding round". Reuters. November 10, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Insight Venture Partners invests $165 million in automated testing startup Tricentis". Tech Crunch. January 23, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  35. ^ "FFL exits public safety firm TriTech". The PE Hub Network. November 21, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  36. ^ "Meet Twitter's Newest Investor: Insight Venture Partners". The Wall Street Journal. September 28, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  37. ^ "Tumblr Lands $85 Million in Funding". The New York Times. September 26, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  38. ^ "All-In-One Backup Provider Unitrends Acquired By Insight Venture Partners". CRN. October 31, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  39. ^ "WorkForce Software Receives Majority Equity Investment Insight Venture Partners". FinSMEs. April 24, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  40. ^ "2016 Midas Newcomers: The Latest VCs to Strike Gold In Tech". Forbes. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  41. ^ "Exclusive: Returns for Brand Name VC Funds". Forbes. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  42. ^ "AIM Program Fund Performance Review". CalPERS. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 

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