Jason is a founder and General Partner of Emergence Capital and has over eighteen years of experience in the venture capital business. Prior to founding Emergence in 2003, Jason spent 6 years as a General Partner with USVP and as an associate and Kauffman Fellow with Venrock, the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family. Earlier in his career he worked at Bain & Co. and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.
Jason has led successful early-stage venture investments that became market leading public companies such as SuccessFactors/SAP, DoubleClick/Google, aQuantive/MSFT, Visual Networks (VNWK) and Ask Jeeves (ASK). He also led investments in Yammer (acquired by MSFT) and EchoSign (acquired by Adobe) and currently serves on the boards of CoTap, Digital Airstrike, Lotame, Replicon, ServiceMax, TouchCommerce, and xAD and is a Board observer at Box.
Jason joined the board of the National Venture Capital Association in 2012. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Center for Venture Education and on the board of the Kauffman Fellows Program, the leading educational fellowship in venture capital. Jason served as Chairman of the West Coast Research Center for Harvard Business School and on the HBS Global Advisory board. He is also a Founding Board member of Endeavor, a non-profit serving the needs of entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
Jason graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard with Distinction. Upon graduation, Jason was selected for the Charles Williams Fellowship at Harvard Business School for post-graduate research in Entrepreneurship and Finance. Jason is married with two children. The most unique trivia about Jason is that he is a twin married to a twin.