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Cian Cotter
Managing Director at Insight Partners

Profile

Cian Cotter is a Managing Director at Insight Partners. Cian joined Insight in 2003, and has over 25 years of experience in the software industry as both an investor and operator.

Cian focuses on financial technology and capital markets, and currently represents Insight on the boards of Insight portfolio companies Fenergo, Nymbus, Mediaspectrum and Studio Moderna.

Cian is responsible for creating strategic outcomes for Insight's portfolio companies including IPO planning and execution, recapitalizations and M&A advisory.

He has played a critical role in many prior Insight investments and transactions including DWL (acquired by IBM), Primavera (acquired by Oracle), Shutterstock (IPO), Wix (IPO), Solarwinds (IPO) and eVestment (acquired by Nasdaq). Other Insight investments (past and current) where Cian has been involved include Teamviewer, GFI, Trivago, Pluralsight, Veeam, ExactTarget, Mimecast, Frontline Education, Folhamatic, Fanatics and Turnitin.

Cian also leads capital formation for Insight. Under his leadership, Insight’s AUM has expanded from $1.9 billion in 2005 to over $40 billion in 2020.

Cian holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland and a Masters of Business Administration from HEC, France.

Agenda Sessions

  • Navigating the private equity industry in a complex of profound disruptions

    09:40