About Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm investing in software, eCommerce, internet and data-services companies. Founded in 1995, Insight has raised more than $7.6 billion and made more than 190 investments worldwide. Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives who are driving change in their industries. We provide them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. For more information on Insight and all of its investments, visit www.insightpartners.com
Richard Wells has over 14 years of experience in investing and advising managers of high growth software and Internet companies. At Insight he focuses on investments in infrastructure software and SaaS companies. He currently oversees the investments or serves on the boards of AirWatch, BeyondTrust, Cherwell Software, HealthcareSource, Kinnser Software, Metalogix, PHD Virtual and SmartBear Software and Zumba Fitness. Richard previously served on the boards of Netsmart Technologies (acquired by Genstar Capital) and Primavera (acquired by Oracle), and was active with the board of Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce.com).
Richard joined Insight in 2005 from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), where he was an investment professional with a focus on software, online media and e-commerce. Prior to Insight, Richard worked in product management for enterprise data protection products at Veritas Software (now part of Symantec), and in field sales for Paciolan Systems (now part of Ticketmaster). He began his career as a management consultant with Mercer Management Consulting, where he advised global technology companies on their marketing and business strategies.
Richard received a BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He grew up in Southern California and resides in Manhattan with his wife, son and daughter. Thanks to his father's New England roots, Richard is an avid Boston Red Sox fan and is already having a lot of fun passing this along to his children.
Michael Triplett is a managing partner and joined Insight in 1998. Mike focuses on investments in Infrastructure and Application Software companies and has been instrumental in investments in more than twenty companies, many of which have achieved fast growth and realized significant value for shareholders and employees. Notable among these are the IPOs of Click Commerce, Solarwinds Inc. (NYSE: SWI), and Quest Software, and the acquisitions of Aelita Software (acquired by Quest Software) Authorize.net (acquired by Go2Net), Astaro (acquired by Sophos), Imceda Software (acquired by Quest Software), Folhamatic (acquired by Sage plc), eEye Digital Security (acquired by BeyondTrust), and ScriptLogic (acquired by Quest Software). Recently Mike has invested in several companies in Brazil, in addition to his investments in Europe and the United States.
Mike currently oversees Insight’s investments or serves on the board of directors at Acorn Systems, Acronis, BeyondTrust, GFI Software, IKANO/Virtacore, KaBbum!, Kaseya, Metalogix, PHDVirtual, SmartBear, and Veeam.
Prior to joining Insight, Mike was an investment professional at Summit Partners, where he focused on investments in infrastructure and enterprise application software companies. Previously in his career, Mike worked as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. and at Midland Data Systems.
Mike graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in Economics.