Insight Venture Partners
Last week, the NYC PSIP students got the unique opportunity to visit Insight Venture Partners and meet with a panel of their senior team members.
Founded in 1995 by Jeff Horing and Jerry Murdock, Insight Venture Partners accelerates revenue and profit in software companies by partnering with executive teams of fast-growing companies. Since its inception, Insight has raised more than $18 billion of capital to invest, including $4.75 billion in 2015.
The students engaged Insight team members Thomas Krane, Mikenzie Ginsberg, Vinnie Pujji and Anika Agarwal in a meaningful discussion about the venture capital ecosystem in New York City and Insight's approach to evaluating investment opportunities. They gained an understanding of how investors work with portfolio companies in providing support beyond capital and how working with companies differs between the early and growth stages. Perhaps most importantly, the Insight team members offered valuable, industry-specific career advice for the aspiring venture capitalists in the room.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Entrepreneurship Talks that PSIP will be hosting throughout summer!