A New York VC Spotlight: Jeff Horing



Jeff Horing has been a co-founder and managing director at Insight Venture Partners since 1995. Under his leadership Insight has become a premier venture capital and private equity firm focused on growth investments in software and Internet businesses, currently investing from a $2 billion fund.  Prior to founding Insight, Horing was a key member of the technology investing team at Warburg Pincus.  Earlier in his career, he worked at Goldman Sachs in the Capital Markets group.

Horing holds an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.  He has dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering and Wharton School, where he graduated with high honors and was Phi Beta Kappa.  Horing is a regular speaker at Wharton as part of the Distinguished Guest speaker series.

VC Firm:

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Insight Venture Partners (Founded in 1995)

Sector Focus:

Mobile, Online Gaming, Data, Infrastructure, Internet Software, Technology.

Selected Investments:



Anaqua (IP asset management)
GFI Software (security & messaging)
Jagex Ltd (online gaming)
Mentez (online social games publisher)
6Waves (online social games)
Datacore Software (storage virtualization)
Teamviewer (remote desktop collaboration)
WIX (free DIY flash-based websites)
Zumba (global fitness and lifestyle brand)

Expertise Areas:

Mr. Horing has more than 15 years of venture capital investment experience with information technology companies.

Blogs, Twitter & Websites:

Insight Venture Partners

Memorable Quotes:

Top criteria when analyzing businesses:  “Momentum and product.  What we’re looking to do is see people who’ve pushed the concept past the point of idea to some level of market traction and success.  Once we see that, we get excited.”


About the author: Edna Gutierrez

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