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Company Overview of Insight Venture Partners

Company Overview

Insight Venture Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in investments in expansion capital, emerging growth, growth capital, growth equity, buyouts, capital for mergers and acquisitions, take privates, recapitalization, PIPE deals, pre-IPO, later stage, middle market, mature, and carve-outs. The firm typically invests in technology sector with a focus on consumer-facing technologies, e-commerce, Internet, mobile, new media, online gaming, infrastructure software, on-premise and SaaS-based software, infrastructure, and Internet software, application software, data businesses, online and on-demand businesses, retail, enterprise application software, e-commerce softw...

1114 Avenue of the Americas

36th Floor

New York, NY 10036

United States

Founded in 1995





Key Executives for Insight Venture Partners

Age: 50
Co-Founder and Member of Executive Advisory Board
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel
Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Insight Venture Partners Key Developments

Insight Venture Partners Appoints Nick Sinai as Venture Partner

Insight Venture Partners announced that Nick Sinai, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, has left the White House and joined the firm in the position of Venture Partner. In this role, Sinai will focus on working with existing portfolio companies in the data and software sectors, and identifying new opportunities for investment in these sectors. Prior to the White House, Sinai led a team at the Federal Communication Commission and played a key role in crafting the National Broadband Plan.

Insight Venture Partners Closes New Co-Investment Fund Totaling $510 Million to Invest Alongside Insight Venture Partners VIII

Insight Venture Partners announced the closing of Insight Venture Partners Coinvestment Fund III, a $510 million private equity fund, established to invest alongside Insight Venture Partners VIII, which closed at $2.57 billion in May 2013. Like its predecessor funds, this fund will invest in global software, internet, and data-services businesses. Commitments from existing investors contributed a majority of the capital to the new co-investment fund. The total capital committed to Insight since inception in 1995 is now more than $8 billion. As with prior funds, Insight will continue to seek transaction opportunities worldwide with an emphasis on helping growth stage companies achieve long-term profitable growth. Fund VIII is able to write equity checks of $15 million and higher; in conjunction with Coinvestment Fund III, Insight will have the flexibility to invest more than $500 million of equity per transaction.

Insight Venture Reportedly Eyes Institutional Shareholder Services

Insight Venture Partners is poised to acquire Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. Insight is the likely winner of an auction MSCI which was looking for "strategic alternatives" for the business, the people said. Terms of the potential deal re not disclosed.

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