Our Team

Emmet B. Keeffe III

CAO & Co-founder
Chief Acceleration Officer

Emmet is passionate about peace and sustainable wellbeing and is a Co-founder of The Contentment Foundation. His vision is to educate one billion children globally on how to access the peace that is already inside of them through contentment philosophy. He is also a Strategic Advisor to Peace One Day, which successfully inaugurated the Global Day of Peace with the United Nations. He is 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, driving Radical SR3’s, traveling, photography, skiing and playing drums in his blues rock band.

Emmet is a partner at Insight Ventures and the Founder of Insight IGNITE. In 1998, Emmet co-founded iRise with a vision to dramatically accelerate software delivery by transforming how business and IT stakeholders communicate about requirements for custom and packaged business software. iRise invented the market for “Collaborative Visualization” and pioneered the adoption of software visualization with nearly 1,000 customers worldwide. Emmet currently serves as Co-Founder and Board Director at iRise and remains passionate about the importance of leveraging visualisation at the inception of Digital products and services.

In 2005, Emmet founded the “Executive Roundtable Series” with a vision to deliver world-class thought leadership and networking opportunities to business and IT leaders at large global companies. The Roundtables have been attended by thousands of C-level executives globally and the program leveraged motorsports as an agility paradigm and networking platform.