Insight Venture Partners

  • Confirmed: Opera Buys Mobile Video Ad Platform AdColony For Up To $350M

    Confirmed: Opera Buys Mobile Video Ad Platform AdColony For Up To $350M

    This just in: Opera has confirmed that it has acquired AdColony — a deal that we had reported was in progress a couple of weeks ago but AdColony had denied (albeit in a very carefully worded fashion) was happening. The deal was made for $75 million in cash, plus potential earnouts of $275 million that bring the deal up to $350 million, according to a statement released to the… Read More

  • Insight Venture Partners Raises $510M Coinvestment Fund

    Insight Venture Partners Raises $510M Coinvestment Fund

    Insight Venture Partners announced today that it has raised a $510 million coinvestment fund to invest alongside the $2.57 billion fund it announced last year. Founded in 1995, the firm focuses on later-stage deals, with investments of $15 million of more, and its portfolio includes Twitter, Tumblr, Indiegogo, and many others. It recently led the $160 million round of funding for Automattic… Read More

  • Open English Lands $43M From Insight, Redpoint To Bring Online Language Ed To Latin America

    Open English Lands $43M From Insight, Redpoint To Bring Online Language Ed To Latin America

    Open English, as its name might suggest, is an online learning platform that helps non-English speakers learn the language and speak fluently. After developing the foundation for Open English in his home country of Venezuela in 2006, Andres Moreno took his idea north to Florida, where he launched the program commercially in 2008. Since then, Open English has flourished. Today, the startup… Read More

  • Exclusive: Dotcom Era Survivor Cvent Raises $136 Million Round

    Exclusive: Dotcom Era Survivor Cvent Raises $136 Million Round

    Cvent, a major event management software company, last raised funding around the time the previous century ended. Today, the company announced that it has raised funding for the second time in its – most fascinating – history, and it’s a whopper: Cvent has secured $136 million in venture capital financing from New Enterprise Associates and Insight Venture Partners, with… Read More

  • Twitter, Chegg Investor Insight Venture Partners Closes $2 Billion Funds

    Insight Venture Partners, the NYC-based investment firm that has backed companies like Twitter, Chegg, Flipboard and HauteLook, this morning announced the closing of two new funds with a combined $2 billion in commitments. One fund, Insight Venture Partners VII, has received approximately $1.5 billion of institutional commitments and roughly $70 million of additional affiliate and friend… Read More

  • Jagex, the games studio behind RuneScape, raises further funding

    Jagex, which claims to be the UK’s largest independent games developer and publisher and is the company behind the popular MMOG RuneScape, has raised new funding from Insight Venture Partners, Spectrum Equity Investors and The Raine Group. The undisclosed investment will “enable Jagex to accelerate growth of its development and publishing capabilities.” Read More

  • Kony Solutions Raises $19.1 Million For Mobile Application Platform

    Kony Solutions, provider of a so-called ‘write once, run everywhere’ mobile platform and vertical market mobile solutions, this morning announced that it has secured $19.1 million in Series A financing from Insight Venture Partners, the investment firm that boasts stakes in companies like Twitter, Chegg, Six Waves, Datacore Software and HauteLook. Kony initially raised a tranche… Read More

  • Digital Media Juggernaut OverDrive Nabs Funding From Insight Venture Partners

    OverDrive, which provides infrastructure and services for the distribution of digital content such as ebooks, audiobooks, music and videos, has raised capital from PE firm Insight Venture Partners, the New York-based backer of the likes of Twitter, Chegg, Privalia, Newegg and HauteLook. The size of the financing round remains undisclosed, but OverDrive says it concerns a “major… Read More