Insight Venture Partners Raises $2 Billion

The venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners announced on Monday it was closing two new funds, which together represent $2 billion in new commitments.

The firm, which is an investor in Twitter, said about $1.5 billion of the new capital would go to Insight Venture Partners VII, a fund focused on software and Internet services. The second fund, Insight Venture Partners Coinvestment Fund II, holding $450 million in commitments, will pursue larger deals. With the new funds, the firm said it would be able to make investments as large as $150 million.

“Fund VII demonstrates our ongoing commitment to help companies achieve their strategic and operational goals while building value for customers and investors,” one of the firm’s co-founders, Jeff Horing, said in a statement. “Our investors support our dual approach of providing portfolio companies with financial flexibility and dedicated business expertise.”

The closing of Insight Venture’s news funds comes as several top venture capital firms are raising billions in new funding. On Friday, Accel Partners raised $1.3 billion for two China-focused funds, while Bessemer Venture Partners raised $1.6 billion for a fund aimed at early stage start-ups and India. The fund, Bessemer’s largest to date, was heavily oversubscribed, with about $2.5 billion in intended commitments, according to two people close to the firm who were not authorized to speak publicly.

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