Peter Sobiloff joined Insight Venture Partners as Managing Director in 1998, bringing to the firm 20 years of operational experience in executive leadership positions, sales management and worldwide operations.
Peter was President of Think Systems, an Insight portfolio company focused on supply chain management, which was acquired by i2 Technologies; thereafter Peter served as Vice President of Business Development at i2 Technologies.
Prior to Insight, Peter was President of Datalogix, a vendor of enterprise application software for process manufacturers.
He also held senior executive roles at Ross Systems, a provider of financial application software. Peter was part of the management teams that executed IPOs for both companies. Subsequently, as President of Datalogix, Peter led the sale of Datalogix to Oracle corporation.
Peter is a well-known executive in the software industry and regularly speaks on industry panels. He served as Chairman of Greenfield Online (NASDAQ: SRVY) for six years, including three years as a public company.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO) for seven years, the final two as a public company.
Other notable previous investments include Argus Software (acquired by Altus Group), DWL (acquired by IBM), GETPAID (acquired by Sunguard), Netsmart Technologies (acquired by Genstar Financial), iMany (IPO), Nistevo (acquired by Sterling Software), Paisley (acquired by Thomson Reuters), PerTrac (acquired by eVestment), Primavera (acquired by Oracle), and Rockport Trade Systems (acquired by QRS Corp).
Peter currently serves on the board of directors at Achieve3000, Anaqua, DrillingInfo, Kinnser Software, Kony Solutions, Overdrive, Shunra, Syncsort, and Mediaspectrum.
In his role as investor, Peter specializes in mentoring management teams to foster technological change in existing markets in order to produce greater productivity and deliver incremental value to customers. Peter enjoys working to create successful liquidity events that positively change the lives of entrepreneurs and employees.
1998 - Current (over 18 years)
|Jun, 2014||Kony||$50M / Series E||Insight Venture Partners|
|Jul, 2013||Mediaspectrum||$35.8M / Private Equity (Lead)||Insight Venture Partners|
|May, 2012||Kony||$15.1M / Series C (Lead)||Insight Venture Partners|
|Mar, 2012||Kinnser Software||$40M / Series A (Lead)||Insight Venture Partners|
|Jan, 2011||Kony||$20M / Series A (Lead)||Insight Venture Partners|
|Jul, 2007||Achieve3000||$9M / Venture (Lead)||Insight Venture Partners|
|Sep, 2001||DWL||$31M / Series C (Lead)||Insight Venture Partners|
|Dec 2, 2015||PRNewswire All - Drillinginfo Appoints Dr. Phiroz "Daru" Darukhanavala to Board of Directors|
|Oct 8, 2015||Business Insider (tech) - SILICON ALLEY 100: Meet the most inspiring and influential people in New York tech right now|
|Oct 8, 2015||Business Insider Australia - SILICON ALLEY 100: A-Z|
|Oct 8, 2015||Business Insider Australia - SILICON ALLEY 100: 1-100|
|Jul 14, 2015||PRNewswire UK All - Fenergo to Receive Significant Investment from Insight Venture Partners to Fuel Global Growth|
|Dec 30, 2013||FinSMEs - FinSMEs|
|Aug 26, 2013||FinSMEs - FinSMEs|
|Jul 24, 2013||TechCrunch - Mediaspectrum Raises $35.8M From Insight Venture Partners To Support Big Media Publishers|