Best of AWS re:Invent Webinar

    Amazon will be presenting a special webinar for our portfolio that will examine the latest AWS product announcements from their recent re:Invent conference. At least two-thirds of our portfolio use AWS so this should be a relevant and interesting session. The webinar will take place at 2pm ET on Wednesday, November 11. There is no need to RSVP and you are welcome to invite other key members of your organization to join. An email with additional details will be sent out ahead of the event. 

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    Matasano Security Office Hours

    Matasano, a top tier security research and development firm, will again be hosting one hour security “office hours” for our portfolio. During the sessions you will be able to review web, network, software, identity or other security issues you’d like to discuss. Interested portfolio companies can reply to us directly to set up a one hour session with Matasano. Sessions will take place every Wednesday from 11:30-4pm ET, with the first day of sessions slated for November 11. 

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    Federal Market and Sales Workshop

    Insight Onsite is pleased to invite you to our workshop on marketing and selling to the federal government.The half day workshop will feature an active conversation and discussion of best practices for the following topics: - Building Demand and Market Awareness - Identifying, Qualifying and Winning Business - Partnerships, Channels and Pricing Strategies Hosted and facilitated by Venture Partner Nick Sinai, guest speakers include: 

    - Kathy Conrad, consultant to Insight Venture Partners. Kathy brings her in depth knowledge and expertise on the federal IT market to Insight's growing public sector practice. She most recently was Principal Deputy Administrator of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, and previously led the federal business consulting practice at Jefferson Consulting Group, where she worked with top IT firms to grow their federal market share

    - Kymm McCabe is the founder and CEO of ValueStorm Growth Partners. ValueStorm Growth Parnters is a full-service consulting firm focused on driving company’s business expansion and financial growth in the government market. Kymm has consulted to more than 150 corporations and public sector organizations and held executive positions with U.S. Army, and The Carlyle Group, ICF International, EDS and Don Tapscott’ s Alliance for Converging Technologies.




    • Noon - 1:00 Lunch & Introductions
    • 1:00 - 1:45 Overview & Current Trends
    • 1:45 - 1:55 Federal Business Model Considerations
    • 1:55 - 2:45 Federal Ecosystem - Pricing, Partnerships, and Channels
    • 2:45 - 3:00 Break 
    • 3:00 - 3:45 Building Market Awareness and Demand
    • 3:45 - 4:30 Identifying, Qualifying, and Bidding Opportunities
    • 4:30 - 5:00 Synthesis and Next Steps
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    A New Paradigm Shift—The Digital Enterprise

    Insight Venture Partners is pleased to announce our London Executive Roundtable titled “A New Paradigm Shift—The Digital Enterprise” on 24 September. Keynote speakers are global digital and cyber security experts including Steve Perry, Founder and Co-Creator of VISA Collab, Brad Maiorina, CISO at Target and Geoff McGrath, CIO at McLaren. We look forward to lively conversation and thought leadership amongst an elite group of business and IT leaders.

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    Government Software Procurement Roundtable

    The Federal government spends $80B each year on IT, but doesn't get $80B of value. Innovative, venture-backed tech firms often find the federal marketplace confusing and too expensive to enter. And yet, there are innovative reforms like 18F's new agile BPA (link), and a recognition that smaller and more nimble firms are building scalable and compelling software, at a fraction of the price that incumbent vendors charge to build custom systems. To deliver on its important missions and remain globally competitive, the U.S. government needs to find a way to make it easier to find and buy commercial software from leading tech companies.

    Hosted by Insight Venture Partners and Greylock Partners, the roundtable will include 15 VC and tech executives, and 10 CXO and senior execs across the U.S Government will discuss how to make it easier for the U.S. government to find and buy the most innovative software.  

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    Webinar: Pricing Best Practices for B2B Software Businesses

    Insight Venture Partners is hosting a webinar on Pricing best practices for B2B software businesses. We will discuss how to evaluate your own pricing strategies, and the key questions you should be asking to determine if you are leaving money on the table. Value Management Advisors, a pricing consultancy, will be presenting.

    Register Here

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    New York: CIO Roundtable

    At this special event, we will cover the topics of Cloud, DevOps and Cyber Security and feature nine of our portfolio companies in these market categories.  In addition, we will have a couple of special interest speakers who will cover the Climate Change and Sustainability theme.  

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    Austin Technology Council CEO Summit

    Now in its fifth year, the ATC CEO Summit looks outside of Austin to national tech leaders who inspire innovation at every level. We expect 200+ top technology CEOs from around Texas for a half-day of exclusive conversations and forward-thinking discussions on tech's top challenges and opportunities

    Date: May 28, 2015

    Time: Noon - 6:00 pm

    Place: Brazos Hall, Austin, TX

    Why join the Summit?

    Learn from visionary speakers, including Insight managing director Richard Wells, from complementary tech hubs. Network with your peers in a private, executive-only environment to discuss and advance the issues impacting your company and the growth of our market.

    What are we working toward?

    Accelerating growth of the tech ecosystem through market development

    Increasing access to tech talent

    Increasing access to later stage capital

    Integrating and strengthening the life sciences sector

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    Insight Annual Limited Partners Meeting

    Fund performance update to Insight's Limited Partners. Insight's managing directors will present an overview of the performance of all current Funds, active portfolio companies and their future growth prospects. Insight Onsite will provide an update on the collaborate strategy and operations expertise provided to portfolio companies throughout the year.

    Fund performance update to Insight's Limited Partners.
    Insight's managing directors will present an overview of the performance of all current Funds, active portfolio companies and their future growth prospects.  
    Insight Onsite will provide an update on the collaborate strategy and operations expertise provided to portfolio companies throughout theFund performance update to Insight's Limited Partners. Insight's managing directors will present an overview of the performance of all current Funds, active portfolio companies and their future growth prospects. Insight Onsite will provide an update on the collaborate strategy and operations expertise provided to portfolio companies throughout the year.
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    Silicon Valley: Cloud and Agile – Scaling up

    Please join fellow CIOs and Insight Venture Partners at an exclusive Executive Roundtable in Silicon Valley to discuss: Cloud and Agile -- Scaling up. We will host Senior Executives leading the digital transformation across their Enterprises and Insight porfolio companies Skytap, Mirantis, Docker, New Relic, and Join us for lively discussion and collaboration. 

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    Webinar: Customer Success Best Practices for SaaS Retention

    Insight Venture Partners & Gainsight are hosting a webinar on Customer Success best practices for SaaS retention. We will discuss the crucial metrics & KSF's for building a high performing Customer Success Team.


    Register here



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    Matasano Office Hours

    Matasano, a "Class A" security research and development firm, will be available for "office hours" to review web, network, software, identity or other security issues portfolio companies are interested in discussing.

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    Matasano Office Hours

    Matasano, a "Class A" security research and development firm, will be available for "office hours" to review web, network, software, identity or other security issues portfolio companies are interested in discussing.

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    Matasano Office Hours

    Matasano, a "Class A" security research and development firm, will be available for "office hours" to review web, network, software, identity or other security issues portfolio companies are interested in discussing.

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    HBS Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference

    This year managing director Richard Wells will be participating in one of the largest and most anticipated student-run conferences on the HBS campus. Each year, hundreds of industry professionals, students, alumni, and faculty gather to share their insights and experiences. By bringing together a diverse group of talented individuals, the HBS Venture Capital and Private Equity Club hopes to initiate a broad range of debates about the key trends affecting the industry today and into the future. He will be speaking as a panelist on the topic of technology investing. 


    Technology is an ever evolving, innovating, disruptive and relevant industry, which continues to shape the way we see the world. We will be asking some of the top technology investors about evolving trends in the market, as well as addressing some of the most pervasive questions, such as: How do they think about B2B vs. B2C? Where is mobile heading? Which seams of the market are at the forefront of innovation? Which ones are the cusp of a legacy replacement cycle? What is the impact of the internet of things on business and society?  With all the data available, how does the market look different in the next 3-5 years for Healthcare IT? What is the growth potential for the personal cloud market vs. the enterprise cloud market? This panel will divulge the latest perspectives and investment strategies in technology.

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    The Next Web Conference

    Join manaing direcor Jeff Lieberman and other industry experts to discuss the latest technology trends, learn about best business practices, discover the hottest startups and network with leading industry influencers. From inspiration to action, TNW USA is the place to be if you’re looking to grow your company and immerse yourself in the culture of innovation.

    Since 2006, we’ve been bringing together the world’s leading thinkers, investors, startups and brands to do business and share ideas. Don’t miss your chance to get involved. 

    To learn more click here.

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    CIO Executive Roundtable

    Please join fellow CIOs, Insight Venture Partners and iRise at an exclusive Executive Roundtable to discuss: Implications of the Paradigm Shift to the Digital Enterprise. We will host Senior Executives leading the digital transformation across their Enterprises, and look forward to lively discussion and collaboration. Attendees will further get to know leading technology investor Insight Venture Partners and learn about the firm's select CIO Advisor Network.

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    NOAH London Conference

    On November 13th and 14th, 2014, Internet Industry Leaders, including managing director Deven Parekh, will gather again in London for NOAH 2014, the Sixth Annual NOAH London Internet Conference.

    The very best of Europe’s Internet companies & financiers are gathering to assess the state of the Internet industry. In 2013, over 1,600 high-level attendees from 45 countries participated in the event which featured over 145 speakers from 20 countries on 3 stages.

    Since its launch in London in 2009, the NOAH Conference has become the preeminent European event for Internet entrepreneurs, executives and investors to share insight into the latest proven concepts, network with senior executives and establish lasting business relationships. While the conference is widely recognized for it’s in depth analysis of some of the most dynamic Internet businesses and trends; the event is ultimately an opportunity for participants to interact with speakers, be inspired, and have fun.

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    Capital On Stage

    Join principal Brad Twohig along with 20 well-known venture capitalists as they present themselves to the top startup founders of New York at the law firm Orrick's Manhattan office.

    Founders also receive guaranteed private meetings with top-tier investors of their choice.

    To learn more click here.

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    Insight Venture Partners Growth Conference

    Insight Onsite is pleased to host Insight Venture Partners' 2014 Growth Conference in New York City from 21st – 23rd July, 2014.

    This event will provide a forum for company CEOs, VPs of Sales and Marketing, and your direct reports to network with one another, share best practices, and hear from Insight and other experts about current trends taking place in your areas of expertise.

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    Webinar: Promoted Tweets Playbook

    Insight Venture Partners and GFI invite you to a webinar exploring how to leverage Promoted Tweets on Twitter to engage with current and prospective customers and generate leads.  Promoted Tweets are a promising tool for social media marketing, but using them effectively to build brand and drive leads can be tricky.  Our discussion will focus on how Promoted Tweets work, when you should use them, strategies for developing quality content and building your pipeline, and leveraging Twitter data to understand results.   
    The webinar will be co-hosted by Insight Managing Director Hilary Gosher, GFI VP of Marketing Ed Harnish, GFI VP of Digital Marketing Steve McAveeney, and GFI Director of Corporate Marketing Angelica Micallef Trigona.

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    Webinar: SEO – Stepping Up Your Game

    Organic traffic from SEO is less expensive and converts better than many other lead generation channels.  Just as marketing automation software has made tracking and managing lead generation programs more efficient, so too is SEO software emerging to make organic lead generation more productive.

    Please join us for a discussion exploring how to best manage SEO, and how BrightEdge—the company with the leading SEO platform—can help you improve your game.  Insight Onsite will be co-hosting this webinar with  Paul Dudley from BrightEdge.

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    Portfolio Day and Pre-IPO Conference

    Insight Venture Partners invites you to our Portfolio Day and Pre-IPO Conference at the Omni Hotel, New York on Tuesday, November 5th. The day will feature presentations by, and an opportunity to meet with, leading technology companies that will consider accessing the public markets in the near future.
    We would be delighted to have you and any of your colleagues join us on the day. If you would like to attend the conference please email Cian Cotter at


    November 5th 8:00AM-4:00PM


    Omni Berkshire Hotel
    21 E 52nd St
    New York, NY, 10022


    8:00 AM     Opening Remarks
    8:15 AM     Portfolio Company Presentations
    12:30 PM   Lunch
    1:30 PM     One on One Meetings with Portfolio Companies
    4:00 PM     Close

    The purpose of the conference is to allow a select group of institutional investors an opportunity to engage earlier with the Insight portfolio, while providing management teams of these companies an opportunity to gain invaluable feedback from leading IPO investors.

    The conference will feature 7 companies in Insight’s portfolio that have a strong combination of growth, scale and market size.


    Here are the companies that will be presenting:

    Airwatch is the leader in enterprise-grade Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management and Mobile Content Management solutions designed to simplify mobility. More than 8,000 customers across the world trust Airwatch  to manage their most valuable assets: their mobile devices, including the apps and content on those devices. Airwatch is headquartered in Atlanta and has over 1,400 employees.
    DrillingInfo is the leading SAAS-based decision support technology platform for the global upstream exploration and production industry, facilitating faster, smarter decisions. DrillingInfo services more than 3,000 companies globally from its Austin, TX headquarters and has more than 400 employees on five continents.

    eVestment delivers insight and intelligence to the institutional investing community through a comprehensive, global database and cloud-based analytics technology. eVestment provides a single source of data, proprietary analytics and reporting tools to a wide range of participants in the institutional investment industry including traditional long-only investors, hedge fund/alternatives investors, asset managers, investment consultants and portfolio managers. eVestment is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and has over 300 employees.

    HootSuite is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. HootSuite enables enterprises to: launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audiences, and distribute targeted messages using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard; streamline team workflow with scheduling and assignment tools and reach audiences with geo-targeting functionality; and, invite multiple collaborators to manage social networks securely, generate custom reports using the comprehensive  social analytics tools for measurement. HootSuite is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and has over 400 employees.
    Kony is the leading mobile and multi-channel application development platform provider with over 350 customers in 45 countries. Kony delivers an end-to-end, integrated, cloud-based platform that empowers enterprises to quickly design, build, test, deploy and manage multi-channel app experiences. In addition, Kony also provides a suite of customizable, ready-to-run apps that lower TCO, ensure faster time to market, and provide enterprises the flexibility to evolve at the speed of mobile technology. Kony is headquartered in Orlando, FL and has over 800 employees.

    Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management, including archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Mimecast serves more than 7,000 customers worldwide and has more than million users. Mimecast is headquartered in the UK and has over 500 employees.

    SmartBear Software
    More than one million developers, testers and operations professionals use SmartBear software tools to ensure the performance and quality of their API’s, mobile, cloud-based and Web applications. With five million downloads and counting, SmartBear products are affordable, easy to use and ready for deployment.  SmartBear is headquartered in Boston, MA and has over 250 employees.

    About Insight Venture Partners
    Insight Venture Partners is a leading global investor in growth-stage software and Internet companies. Founded in 1995, the firm has raised $7.6 billion and invested in over 190 growth-stage software and Internet companies. Experts in growth, Insight is a flexible source of capital that seeks to support entrepreneurs and management teams by helping them achieve their goals. Insight has had over 24 IPO’s including most recently Cvent, MediaMind, Medidata Solutions, Shutterstock and Solarwinds.

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    R&D / Technology Book Club: Clean Code

    In the spirit of continuing our technology book club and webinars, Inisight will be hosting an event on Thursday, October 17th. We are excited to have international Agile guru Robert Martin (aka Uncle Bob) joining us to discuss his book Clean Code and, more generally, best practice implementation of Agile development. Given the initiatives and challenges many of you are facing day-to-day, we hope you find his talk very interesting!

    The 90-minute session will be held as a Webex on Thursday, October 17th, at 1:00pm EST and there will be plenty of time for Q&A.


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    Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference

    A New Era In Private Equity: Beyond Traditional Investing

    This September, join private equity’s most influential investors and dealmakers in New York to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the industry’s premier conference. Led by expert editors from Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, the Private Equity Analyst Conference brings together more than 600 leaders, including over 100 limited partners, for the must-attend dealflow event of the year for investors engaged in private equity and venture capital transactions.

    Insight Managing Director Deven Parekh will be speaking at the breakout panel titled “Going Public” scheduled for Thursday, September 26 at 2:30 – 3:10pm.

    Last year, participating firms boasted nearly $940 billion in assets under management, with investments in over 3,700 companies worldwide. They were involved in 84 venture capital deals and more than 375 buyout transactions.

    Featuring provocative interviews, focused conversations and dynamic discussions, this year’s program will continue to build on the expertise and vital connections you have come to expect from the Private Equity Analyst. Featured topics include:

    The Future of Investing: In the industry on the cusp of another boom?

    Reputational Hazards: How can private equity change public perception of the industry as profiteers exploiting struggling companies for their own gains?

    LP Riddles: How are LP relationships, programs and allocations shifting with the emergence of new power players in the community?

    Emerging Powerhouses: Which markets and sectors will provide the best returns, traditional strongholds or emerging areas?

    You will benefit from crucial intelligence on the future of private equity investing, strategies to excel in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace, and unmatched networking opportunities to propel your firm’s fundraising and dealmaking.

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    Insight Research & Development Forum

    The R&D Forum is targeted at resources involved with software development and product management. This includes technology managers, developers, architects, QA and product management, as well as those involved with network administration. As always, the forum is intended to be practical, interactive and thought-provoking.Our agenda includes outside experts along with individuals from across the portfolio sharing their insight on topics ranging from agile best practices to development productivity to cloud computing. As with our previous forums, there will be plenty of time for networking and discussion.

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