Quote of the Week: Growth Investing Without Borders


May 30, 2013

“Walls are coming down every day for being able to start a company from anywhere.”


Who said it: Jeff Horing co-founder of Insight Ventures in an article in TechCrunch


In Context: The optimistic and open minded quote above comes from one of the PE industry new generation of rising stars, Jeff Horing. His company Insight Ventures, a growth capital investor, just announced raising a USD 2.75 billion fund. Horing was interviewed by TechCrunch about strategy, trends, and regional scope. To date, Insight has raised USD 7.6 billion. His first fund raised USD 16 million fifteen years ago. Horing said that Insight regularly sends its dealmakers to Europe and South America from its New York base. About 40 percent of their investments are overseas. Some interesting investments that Insight has made include Twitter, Zumba Fitness Franchise, and Tumblr. In other regions of the world it has backed Privalia, Photobox/Moonpig, GFI and Kabum. (Image source: Zumba.com and Insight Venture Partners website)


Where we found it: TechCrunch

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