Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Venture Capitalist: Jeff Horing

When searching for VC financing the search results will surely uncover the credentials of Jeff Horing  a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners, a New York private-equity firm which he co-founded in 1995.  The information will point out that Mr. Horing focuses on all aspects of e-commerce and software infrastructure investing; and that under his leadership Insight has become the leading private equity firm focused on growth investments in software and internet businesses, with $3 billion under management.
It is documented that Jeff Horing is someone who is fluent in the technologies that define the world  and is passionate about the way they’re influential to the future.  Mr. Horing is someone who understands how technology connects us, and how it can shape a conversation.  He isn’t just waiting for the next big idea to come along, but is making it happen.  Guest what?  Jeff Horing has over 12 years experience as a venture capitalist and is a visionary who has unique talent  Mr. Horing and Insight Venture Partners are always looking for an investment that they can make shine – his areas of focus include…data, mobile, online gaming, infrastructure and Internet software, infrastructure.
Jeff Horing credentials and track record speak for themselves:  Mr. Horing currently serves on the board of directors of Datacore Software (storage virtualization), GFI (security & messaging), Jagex Ltd (online gaming), Shunra Software (WAN emulation), Solar Winds , and Teamviewer (remote desktop collaboration).  Prior to founding Insight, Jeff Horing was a key member of the technology investing team at E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co.  Earlier in his career he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Capital Markets group.  Mr. Horing is a former member of the board of directors of Airborne Entertainment, CTSpace, Beechwood Data Systems, Greenfield Online, Hitwise, IAG Research, Promira Software, SLP Infoware and Xchange.  Horing and Insight have always shown integrity in negotiations, set appropriate expectations, and have been strong advocates for making decisions that are in the best interests of the company.  Mr. Horing also holds an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.  In addition, 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.

Additional insight on Insight reveals that the New York growth-equity firm has seen two of its companies go public this year (Solar Winds and Medidata) and a third, Internet electronic retailer Newegg Inc., just recently filed for an IPO (initial public offering: a company's first stock offering to the public). 

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