Emmet B. Keeffe III

Partner at Insight Venture Partners
Emmet B. Keeffe III joined Insight Partners as the Founder of Insight IGNITE and an Operating Partner in 2014. He is passionate about helping large global companies cross the Digital chasm by delivering market insights from the firm’s investment process and global awareness of transformative software technologies that are core to Digital transformation.

Emmet also brings extensive experience as an entrepreneur to advise portfolio CEOs on sales, marketing, and business development growth strategies. He serves as Chairman at Devo, Board
Director at WalkMe, Tricentis and Resolve Systems and a member of the Growth Advisory Boards at Diligent, Tricentis, Devo and others within the Insight portfolio.
In 1998, Emmet co-founded iRise with a vision to dramatically accelerate Digital software delivery by transforming how business and IT stakeholders communicate about requirements for complex business software.

iRise invented the market for “Collaborative Visualization” and pioneered the adoption of software visualization for design with nearly 1,000 customers worldwide.

He continues to pursue his passion for racing and is a Co-Owner of the Campos Racing team which competes for the FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3 championships among others and Founder of UPSHIFT Ventures.
Finally, Emmet is passionate about peace and sustainability and is a Co-Founder and Chief Acceleration Officer of The Contentment Foundation, an organisation with a vision to provide tools to one billion children globally for sustainable mental wellbeing, inner peace and creativity. He is also a Strategic Advisor to Peace One Day, a Board Trustee at the Royal Society Southeast Asia Rain Forest Research Programme (SEARRP) and a Resident Expert at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Emmet holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in London and enjoys his
family, walking in Hyde Park with his Italian Spinone dogs, traveling, photography, skiing, driving
Radical SR3’s and playing the drums.
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