Anika Agarwal joined Insight in 2014. She focuses on leveraged buyouts and majority recapitalizations of application and infrastructure software companies. Anika helps lead investments in both high growth and mature software businesses and currently sits on the board or oversees Insight’s investments in Appriss, Bullhorn, CivicPlus, CommerceHub, Community Brands, EveryAction, Inhabit IQ, iLobby, Optimizely, PDI, Saks.com, SaksOff5th.com, and Vector Solutions. Anika was included in The Wall Street Journal's Private Equity Women to Watch list, profiled as a Wall Street Journal Private Equity Rising Star, and named to GrowthCap’s list of Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors.
Prior to joining Insight, Anika was a member of the investment team at Vista Equity Partners. Anika completed multiple platform and follow on software buyouts in which her role included conducting market and operational due diligence, negotiating agreements, and arranging financing commitments. Anika was active at both the board and company level at portfolio companies advising management teams on operating improvements and add-on acquisitions.
Previously Anika was an investment professional at the Mayfield Fund, where she focused on investments in consumer internet companies. Earlier in her career, she worked in the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs and the Technology Investment Banking group at Lehman Brothers.
Anika holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University. She speaks French and Hindi.