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Insight Partners

Insight Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, New York


Insight Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 1995. The main office of this VC is situated in New York. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The fund was created by Jeff Horing, Jerry Murdock. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 9.

In 2019, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 43 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. Insight Partners is involved in 3 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. When Insight Partners invests, the average start-up valuation is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Besides Insight Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Shasta Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Point Nine Capital and 302 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Greylock Partners, Battery Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, the total number of co-investors is 163. The investors in the following rounds are usually Salesforce Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, and 98 VCs in total.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Medidata Solutions, Veeam Software, ExactTarget. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 20 other locations. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as SaaS, Analytics. In addition, there are 130 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

87.6% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

22.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.38 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.73 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Following

Salesforce Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital

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