Insight Venture Partners

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Insight Venture Partners
Private
Industry Private Equity, Venture Capital
Founded 1995; 22 years ago (1995)
Founder Jeff Horing
Jerry Murdock
Headquarters 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York, U.S.
Total assets $13 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 & 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 $13 billion of capital to invest, including $4.75 billion in 2015.[3]

Investment approach & portfolio[edit]

Insight Venture Partners has raised nine funds and invested in more than 300 companies[4]. The firm has investments in 65 countries on six continents.[5] Investments include Achieve3000,[6] Alibaba,[7] Anaqua,[8] Appriss,[9] Cvent,[10] Campaign Monitor,[11] Diligent,[12] Docker,[13] Drillinginfo,[14] E2open,[15] Firemon,[16] Fourth bought from ECI Partners,[17] HelloFresh,[18] Hootsuite,[19] Indiegogo,[20] iParadigms, [21] Kaseya, [22] Mimecast,[23] Ministry Brands, [24] Qualtrics,[25] Shopify,[26] Tenable,[27] Tricentis, [28] Tritech,[29] Twitter,[30] Tumblr.[31] Unitrends,[32] and Workforce.[33]

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 2000-2011.[34][35]

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%.[36]

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. ^ "Insight Venture Partners rakes in $4.75B for two new funds". New York Business Journal. Aug 11, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ (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. 
  5. ^ "Insight Venture Partners - About". Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Achieve 3000 overview". Crunchbase. March 14, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Alibaba Backer Insight Venture Said to Seek $4 Billion". Bloomberg Technology. October 31, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Beacon Equity Sells Anaqua To Insight Venture". Value Walk. July 24, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ "With new equity partner, Appriss plans several acquisitions in 2015". bizjournals.com. July 2, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Cvent Receives $136 Million Investment Led by New Enterprise Associates and Insight Venture Partners". Cvent. July 20, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Australia’s Campaign Monitor Raises $250 Million from Insight". The Wall Street Journal. April 16, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Insight Venture Partners to Buy New Zealand Software Firm Diligent". The Wall Street Journal. February 14, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Docker Raises $95M Series D Round For Its Container Platform". Tech Crunch. April 14, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  14. ^ "PE-backed Drilling Info to buy GlobalView Software". The PE Hub Network. October 13, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Insight Venture Partners to Buy E2open for $273 Million". The Wall Street Journal. February 5, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Insight Venture Partners acquires majority interest in security intelligence company FireMon". June 11, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  17. ^ "British restaurant IT supplier in US sale". The Telegraph. June 23, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  18. ^ "HelloFresh Cooks Up $50 Million Series D From Insight Venture Partners". Tech Crunch. June 18, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ "Indiegogo Raises $15 Million Underscoring Strong Crowdfunding Growth". Indiegogo. June 6, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Insight Venture Partners Confirms Deal to Buy iParadigms". The Wall Street Journal. June 2, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Insight Venture Partners Acquires Kaseya". July 1, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Mimecast secures $62 Million Investment from Insight Venture Partners". Mimecase. September 27, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Insight Venture Partners to Back Software Provider Ministry Brands". The Wall Street Journal. October 31, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Qualtrics' Ambitions Don't Stop With $150 Million In Funding". Forbes. September 24, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  26. ^ "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. 
  27. ^ "Tenable raises $250 million in record cyber funding round". Reuters. November 10, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Insight Venture Partners invests $165 million in automated testing startup Tricentis". Tech Crunch. January 23, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  29. ^ "FFL exits public safety firm TriTech". The PE Hub Network. November 21, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Meet Twitter's Newest Investor: Insight Venture Partners". The Wall Street Journal. September 28, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  31. ^ "Tumblr Lands $85 Million in Funding". The New York Times. September 26, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  32. ^ "All-In-One Backup Provider Unitrends Acquired By Insight Venture Partners". CRN. October 31, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  33. ^ "WorkForce Software Receives Majority Equity Investment Insight Venture Partners". FinSMEs. April 24, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  34. ^ "2016 Midas Newcomers: The Latest VCs to Strike Gold In Tech". Forbes. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  35. ^ "Exclusive: Returns for Brand Name VC Funds". Forbes. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  36. ^ "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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