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Insight Venture Partners, a technology investor active in buyout, growth equity and later stage venture investments, is on a roll with a new fund and a fast exit from bloggin network Tumblr. Going forward, managing director Deven Parekh tells peHUB, he expects the pace of big M&A deals to pick up.
Andrew Reid of Vancouver startup Vision Critical offers three reasons why the deal will do more good than harm
Ten Hot Stories: New Mountain Loses Partner, Moore Capital Founder Eyes Debt Fund and Why We Need a Mygdon List
Trending on peHUB this week: New Mountain Capital, Moore Capital, MC Credit, the Midas List, Great Hill, Solamere Capital, Tumblr, TCV, Iconiq Strategic Partners, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, and job openings at Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Thomvest.
Since Yahoo announced it was acquiring Tumblr, venture capitalists have probably pondered how the deal impacts the value of their stakes in still-private social networks like Pinterest. The early consensus is that it’s good news, indeed.
Insight Venture Partners — which counts Twitter, Flipboard, Tumblr, and Living Social among its many investments – has raised $1.49 billion and has plans to raise roughly $900 million more, according to SEC filings.
Spark’s Bijan Sabet Talks about Lessons from Twitter, Why He’s Still Bullish on Consumer, More — Video
Rock star VC Bijan Sabet explains why he remains bullish on consumer Internet deals, what he learned from serving on Twitter’s board, and the secret to success for young VC firms such as Spark, First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures.
Iranian-born entrepreneur-investor Shervin Pishevar has become a well-known brand in Silicon Valley in recent years largely because of his social entrepreneurship, not his startup prowess. His particular cause has been eradicating many of the hurdles that foreign-born entrepreneurs still face in entering and remaining in the U.S. But clearly, Pishevar’s social conscience has been good for business.
Blogging platform Tumblr could soon take on new capital, adding to its valuation and arming it for its next phase of development as it courts advertisers for the first time.