Deven J. Parekh is managing director at Insight Partners, a New York City–based growth equity firm with over $50 billion in capital commitments. Parekh manages majority and minority investments in software, data, and internet businesses and currently serves on sixteen corporate boards. He is a global investor with experience in the United States, China, India, Israel, Russia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and Latin America. He has been named to the Forbes Midas List, CB Insights’ Top 100 Venture Capitalists list, and GrowthCap’s Top 25 Software Investors list. Prior to joining Insight Partners in 2000, Parekh worked at Berenson & Company and Blackstone.
In 2016, the U.S. Senate confirmed Parekh to serve on the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) board; in 2020, he was renominated and confirmed to serve on the board of OPIC’s successor agency, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. He previously served as a member of the advisory board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank and on the technical advisory council of the Federal Communications Commission.
Parekh is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown fellow and a member of the Economic Club of New York. He serves on the board of overseers of New York University Langone Health and is a board member for the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York. He previously served on the board and executive committee of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and he is chair emeritus of the board of Publicolor, a nonprofit focused on New York City schools. In 2021, he was named a recipient of the RFK Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award.