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), 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 is a member of the Board of Directors for data services companies (eVestment, Drillinginfo), eCommerce companies (360Buy, Despagar, Fanatics, Hayneedle), Ed Tech companies (iParadigms), SaaS/application software businesses (SRLabs) as well as Campaign Monitor (marketing automation), and Syncsort (big data). He is a board observer for Kony Solutions (SaaS/application software) and Despegar (ecommerce). He represents the firm's interests in Alibaba and JD.com (ecommerce), and Twitter (social media).
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