A New York VC Spotlight: Peter Sobiloff




Peter Sobiloff

Peter Sobiloff joined Insight Venture Partners in 1998 as Managing Director, bringing 20 years of operational experience in executive leadership positions, sales management and worldwide operations to the firm. Before joining Insight, he was president of Think Systems, and when it was acquired by i2 Technologies, he served as the Vice President of Business Technologies. Sobiloff was also President of Datalogix, a vendor of enterprise application software for process manufacturers, and held senior executive roles at Ross Systems, a provider of financial application software. He was part of the management teams that executed IPOs for both companies. As President of Datalogix, he led the sale of the company to Oracle Corporation.

Solbioff is well known in the software industry and often speaks on industry panels.  He served as Chairman of Greenfield Online (NASDAQ: SRVY) for six years, three of which while it was a public company. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:  MDSO) for seven years, the final two after it was a public company. Other notable previous investments include Argus Software (acquired by Altus Group), DWL (acquired by IBM), GETPAID (acquired by Sunguard), Netsmart Technologies (acquired by Genstar Financial), iMany (IPO), Nistevo (acquired by Sterling Software), Paisley (acquired by Thomson Reuters), PerTrac (acquired by eVestment), Primavera (acquired by Oracle), and Rockport Trade Systems (acquired by QRS Corp).

At Insight, Sobiloff  invests in B2B and Application Software development. Some of these investments include Achieve3000, an education company that utilizes the internet to provide the reading level equivalent of content to its users; Anaqua, a company that provides intellectual asset management software and maintenance services to patent and trademark holders; and Drilling Info, a company that accelerates workflows and business critical decision processes for the oil and gas industry.

Sobiloff currently serves on the board of directors at Achieve3000, Anaqua, DrillingInfo, Kinnser Software, Kony Solutions, Overdrive, Shunra, Syncsort, and Mediaspectrum.

VC Firm

Insight Venture Partners

Sector Focus:

B2B, Application Software, SaaS

Selected Investments:

Drilling Info
Kinnser Software
Kony Solutions


Drilling Info
Kinnser Software
Kony Solutions

Expertise Areas:

Leadership, Sales Management, Worldwide Operations

Peter Sobiloff Websites and Social Media

Company Website

About the author: Christopher Quiles

Christopher Quiles is a recent graduate from Lehman College. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing with a minor in Multimedia Journalism.

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