Insight Venture Partners raises a huge $2.57B fund for software, e-commerce, and more

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Insight Venture Partners isn’t slowing down after Yahoo’s $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition last week. The firm announced today that it has raised a whopping new $2.57 billion fund (Insight Venture Partners VIII) dedicated to investments in e-commerce, software, Internet, and data services businesses.

The New York-based firm says existing investors accounted for the majority of the new fund’s capital. Since the fund is so large, Insight Venture Partners will be able to make investments worth up to around $300 million. The firm says it will explore both minor and controlling investments in growth-stage and late-stage companies.

Even though it’s a global investment company, the massive new fund could be good news for the NYC startup community. At this point, all eyes are on the lookout for the next Tumblr, and I’m sure IVP wants to recreate that exit with the new fund.

Insight Venture Partners’ portfolio includes Twitter, Flipboard, and Shutterstock. Since its founding in 1996, the firm says it has raised more than $7.6 billion.

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