Emergence Capital was founded in 2003 by Jason Green, Brian Jacobs and Gordon Ritter to invest behind their shared thesis that enterprise software would move to the cloud.
Our first investment was in Salesforce.com, the pioneer of Software as a Service (SaaS). Kevin Spain joined the team in 2006, and together the partners have invested in over 40 companies that are leveraging the cloud to build the future of business software.
We are fortunate to have worked with market leaders including Salesforce.com, Success Factors, Yammer, Veeva and Box, enabling us to develop the premier talent network for enterprise companies. Over the last 10 years, we have helped define and develop the key metrics and go-to-market strategies for enterprise cloud software. Emergence was one of the first investors in companies using the freemium model.
Today we are the leading venture capital firm focused on early and growth-stage enterprise cloud companies. Our mission is to invest in the cloud visionaries who are building the most important business applications. We like to be bold and we are comfortable with risk. We want to partner with entrepreneurs who share our passion for Enterprise Next.