Insight Partners

Insight Partners (previously known as 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]

Insight Partners was founded in 1995 by Jeff Horing and Jerry Murdock. Since its inception, Insight Partners has raised more than $30 billion[3] in capital commitments, including $9.5 billion in its Fund XI in 2020.[4][5] In March 2019, Insight Venture Partners changed its name to Insight Partners.[6] In October 2019, the firm established an office in Tel Aviv. [7] In 2020, Insight Partners joined Diligent Corporation's Modern Leadership Initiative and pledged to create five new board roles among its portfolio companies for racially diverse candidates.[8][9]

Insight Partners has raised eleven funds and invested in more than 400 companies.[5][10] The firm has investments in 65 countries on six continents.[11]

Investments include Anaqua,[12] Appriss,[13] Augury,[14] Checkmarx,[15] Cvent,[16] Campaign Monitor,[17] Diligent,[18] Docker,[19] Drillinginfo,[20] E2open,[21] EveryAction,[22] FireMon,[23] Fourth bought from ECI Partners,[24] HelloFresh,[25] Hootsuite,[26] Indiegogo,[27] iParadigms,[28] Kaseya,[29] LogTrust,[30] Mimecast,[31] Ministry Brands,[32] Numetric,[33] Pluralsight,[34] Qualtrics,[35] Receipt Bank,[36] Shopify,[37] Shutterstock,[38] Sisense,[39] SonarSource,[40] SpotHero,[41] Tenable,[42] Tricentis,[43] Tritech,[44] Twitter,[45] Tumblr.[46] Unitrends,[47] Veeam,[48] and Workforce.[49]

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.

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%.[50]

Insight Partners' work has been recognized on several awards and rankings, including the Forbes Midas List,[51] Forbes 30 Under 30: Venture Capital[52] and the Private Equity International Awards: PEI 300.[53] In 2017, Business Insider ranked Insight Partners #7 on the outlet's list of most prominent venture capital investors in Europe.[54]