Deven Parekh is a Managing Director at Insight Partners. Since joining Insight in 2000, he has made more than 130 investments in enterprise software, data, and consumer internet businesses globally, including in North America, Europe, India, Israel, China, Africa, Latin America, and Australia.
Currently, Deven serves on the Boards of Directors for Calm, Candy, Checkout.com, Chrono24, CoreLogic, Diligent, DistroKid, Ellkay, Fanatics, Gamma, iad, PDI, TetraScience, Vinted, WeWork, and Within3. Other companies within his portfolio include Chargebee, FTX, Thunes, Splitwise, 1stdibs, Slice, Saks.com and Saks OFF 5th, BharatPe, and Automattic (WordPress).
Deven’s previous investments include Twitter (IPO), Duck Creek (IPO), eVestment (sale to NASDAQ), Alibaba (IPO), JD.com (IPO), Bullhorn (sale to Stone Point Capital), Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce), Website Pros (IPO), Yext (IPO), Enverus (sale to Genstar), EveryAction (sale to Apax), and Turnitin (sale to Advance).
In addition to his work at Insight, Deven currently serves as a Board Member for the Council on Foreign Relations, NYU Langone, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Tisch New York MS Research Center. He was also confirmed by the United States Senate to serve on the Board of Directors for the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
He has previously served on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and on a Technical Advisory Council of the Federal Communications Commission. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Publicolor, a non-profit organization focused on New York City public schools, and also served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
In December 2021, Deven was named a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award. He is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Economic Club of New York.
Prior to joining Insight, Deven was a Principal at Berenson Minella & Company, a New York-based merchant banking firm, where he served on the M&A Committee. He also worked for Blackstone on M&A and other investment activities. Deven has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
• Named one of GrowthCap’s Top 25 Software Investors of 2020 • Named to the Forbes Midas List in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 • Selected as a Top 100 Venture Capitalist by CB Insights in 2016, 2018, and 2019 • Named a Venture Capital 100 winner by AlwaysOn in 2014 for his investments in Twitter and Chegg