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Deven Parekh

Deven Parekh
Managing Director
Insight Partners

Deven Parekh

Deven Parekh is a managing director at Insight Venture Partners and joined the firm in 2000. Deven manages investments in e-commerce, consumer internet, data, and application software businesses on a global basis. Notable previous companies in Deven’s portfolio have included Buddy Media (acquired by SalesForce, NASDAQ: CRM), Chegg (IPO), Football Fanatics (acquired by GSI Commerce, later acquired by eBay), Media Mind (IPO and subsequent sale to DG Fast Channel), Procuri (acquired by Ariba, NASDAQ: ARBA), Russian Trading System (merged with MICEX), Tumblr (acquired by Yahoo!), and Website Pros (IPO). Deven is a global investor, actively working with investments in China, Latin America, Europe and Russia.

Deven serves as Board Chair for eVestment, DrillingInfo, Turnitin, and Campaign Monitor. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Fanatics, Hayneedle, Syncsort, 1stdibs, and SR Labs. He represents the firms interests in Alibaba, Twitter, Despagar, JD.com, Automattic (WordPress), Yext, SkyTap and Zenefits.

Deven was previously a Principal at Berenson Minella & Company, a New York based merchant banking firm where he served on the firm’s M&A Committee. Prior to Berenson Minella, Deven was with The Blackstone Group, where he was involved in both M&A advisory and principal activities.