Following the close of recent growth and buyout funds totaling $4.75 billion, Insight Venture Partners, a global private equity and venture capital investor, added five technology industry specialists as venture partners.
Jason Ewell, Josh Gray, Karl Karlsson, Emmet B. Keeffe III, and Thilo Semmelbauer join Nick Sinai as part of Insight Onsite, the firm’s team of value add portfolio-focused resources led by Hilary Gosher, to provide expertise to portfolio companies.
Jason Ewell has joined Insight from Travelclick where he was Executive Vice President.
Josh Gray was most recently VP, Development at Oracle, which he joined via its acquisition of BigMachines in 2013.
Karl Karlsson, based in Europe, focuses on working with Insight’s European and Asian investments, and serves as first point of senior contact with prospective portfolio companies in Europe. In 1999, Karl founded Scoop Inc., a provider of publishing and information services to business professionals.
Emmet B. Keeffe III, based in London, is leading the build out of Insight’s Innovation Network for technology organizations and IT leaders.
Thilo Semmelbauer, involved in technology ventures for over 25 years, most recently as President and COO of former Insight portfolio company, Shutterstock Inc., a global marketplace for licensing images, videos, and music to businesses worldwide.