Deven Parekh is a Managing Director at Insight Partners, a growth equity investment fund based in New York City. Since joining Insight in 2000, he has made more than 130 investments in enterprise software, data, and consumer internet businesses globally, including in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Australia.
In addition to his work at Insight and for DFC, Mr. Parekh currently serves as a Board Member for the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, NYU Langone, and the Tisch New York MS Research Center.
He has previously served on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and on a Technical Advisory Council of the Federal Communications Commission. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Publicolor, a non-profit organization focused on New York City public schools, and also served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
In 2021, Mr. Parekh was named a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award. He is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Economic Club of New York.
Mr. Parekh was selected to be on the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Forbes Midas list. In 2016, 2018, and 2019, he was selected as a Top 100 Venture Capitalist by CB Insights, and in 2014, was named by AlwaysOn as a Venture Capital 100 winner for his investments in Twitter and Chegg. In 2020, Mr. Parekh was named to GrowthCap's Top 25 Software Investors Of 2020.
Prior to joining Insight, Mr. Parekh was a Principal at Berenson Minella & Company, a New York-based merchant banking firm, where he served on the M&A Committee. He also worked for Blackstone on M&A and other investment activities. Mr. Parekh has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.