18 min

E75: Insight Partners’ Direct and Fund of Funds Strategy The 10X Capital Podcast

    • Investing

Dionne Chingkoe and Samer Yousif of Insight Partners sit down with David Weisburd to discuss Insight’s direct and fund of funds investment strategies. They cover the importance of adding value beyond capital to both founders and emerging managers, the landscape of multi-stage VCs investing in emerging managers, and check size driving fund strategy for GPs.

Insight Partners’ 20/20 Vision Capital Fund supports diverse-led, top-tier, early-stage venture funds providing growth and seed capital to companies in the US and abroad. Insight believes that partnering and investing with these GPs is an effective way to drive much needed diversity in the venture capital industry. Following on the heels of 20/20 Vision Capital Fund I, which raised $15M in 2021, Insight announced 20/20 Vision Capital Fund II in 2023 with $118M in capital commitments from senior partners at Insight and institutional LPs. This current fund reinforces that 20/20 Vision Capital is an enduring program that is expected to drive impact for the long term.

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X / Twitter:
@insightpartners (Insight Partners)
@dweisburd (David Weisburd)
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LinkedIn:
Dionne Chingkoe: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dionnechingkoe/
Samer Yousif: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samer-yousif/
David Weisburd: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dweisburd/ 
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LINKS: 
Insight Partners: https://www.insightpartners.com/
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NEWSLETTER:
By popular demand, we’ve launched the 10X Capital Podcast newsletter, which offers this week’s venture capital and limited partner news in digestible news bites delivered straight to your email. To subscribe please visit: http://10xcapital.beehiiv.com/ 
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Questions or topics you want us to discuss on The 10X Capital Podcast? Email us at david@10xcapital.com
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TIMESTAMPS:
(0:00) Episode preview
(0:56) Insight Partners’ strategy
(2:08) Providing value-add and flexible capital
(3:48) Samer Yousif's journey to Insight
(6:09) Adding value to emerging managers
(8:39) How emerging managers differentiate
(12:09) Check size driving fund strategy
(16:14) Evaluating GP performance
(17:38) Closing remarks

Dionne Chingkoe and Samer Yousif of Insight Partners sit down with David Weisburd to discuss Insight’s direct and fund of funds investment strategies. They cover the importance of adding value beyond capital to both founders and emerging managers, the landscape of multi-stage VCs investing in emerging managers, and check size driving fund strategy for GPs.

Insight Partners’ 20/20 Vision Capital Fund supports diverse-led, top-tier, early-stage venture funds providing growth and seed capital to companies in the US and abroad. Insight believes that partnering and investing with these GPs is an effective way to drive much needed diversity in the venture capital industry. Following on the heels of 20/20 Vision Capital Fund I, which raised $15M in 2021, Insight announced 20/20 Vision Capital Fund II in 2023 with $118M in capital commitments from senior partners at Insight and institutional LPs. This current fund reinforces that 20/20 Vision Capital is an enduring program that is expected to drive impact for the long term.

The 10X Capital Podcast is part of the Turpentine podcast network. Learn more: turpentine.co

RECOMMENDED PODCAST:
Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) talks to experts who understand the complicated but not unknowable systems we rely on. You might be surprised at how quickly Patrick and his guests can put you in the top 1% of understanding for stock trading, tech hiring, and more.
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Mos4VE3figVXleHDqfXOH
Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812https://podcasts.apple.com/id1753399812
--
X / Twitter:
@insightpartners (Insight Partners)
@dweisburd (David Weisburd)
--
LinkedIn:
Dionne Chingkoe: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dionnechingkoe/
Samer Yousif: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samer-yousif/
David Weisburd: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dweisburd/ 
--
LINKS: 
Insight Partners: https://www.insightpartners.com/
 --
NEWSLETTER:
By popular demand, we’ve launched the 10X Capital Podcast newsletter, which offers this week’s venture capital and limited partner news in digestible news bites delivered straight to your email. To subscribe please visit: http://10xcapital.beehiiv.com/ 
--
Questions or topics you want us to discuss on The 10X Capital Podcast? Email us at david@10xcapital.com
--
TIMESTAMPS:
(0:00) Episode preview
(0:56) Insight Partners’ strategy
(2:08) Providing value-add and flexible capital
(3:48) Samer Yousif's journey to Insight
(6:09) Adding value to emerging managers
(8:39) How emerging managers differentiate
(12:09) Check size driving fund strategy
(16:14) Evaluating GP performance
(17:38) Closing remarks

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