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Our ambitions for Emergence

This article was published on Medium. Read the original here. Ten years ago when we founded our firm we believed in the future of the enterprise cloud so much we were willing to bet our entire firm’s strategy on it. Today, that bet has paid off handsomely having backed some of the most iconic and…

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Introducing Eversight – Industry Cloud for CPG and Retail

Our most recent investment is Eversight, an Industry Cloud for consumer packaged goods (“CPG’s”) and retailers to optimize promotional spending. Big data remains a pipedream for many companies. The promise of studying data from real customer behavior is alluring, but the reality of assembling the infrastructure, tools and talent to staff a sustained big data…

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Why We Invested in Steelbrick

Recently we had a kick off strategy session with SteelBrick, a new Series A investment for Emergence. I walked away feeling totally energized about working with this amazing team to build a next generation SaaS leader to enable “Selling made Simple”. I want to take a moment to share why I’m so excited to be…

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Our Investment in Xapo – Another Transaction for the Blockchain

Today, Emergence Capital is thrilled to announce an investment in Xapo, an early leader in the emerging bitcoin ecosystem.  CEO Wences Casares has decades of experience in building successful global finance companies. My partners and I have known him for over fifteen years, and we can’t think of a better leader to navigate this exciting…

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Industry Cloud Forum – June 3, 2014

Industry Cloud Forum Recap – June 3, 2014 Last week Emergence hosted an Industry Cloud Forum at the City Club in San Francisco for companies building business cloud solutions focused on specific industry verticals. This was the first event of its kind, and we were thrilled to gather together over 100 CEOs of leading industry…

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The Five Hallmarks Of An Industry Cloud Company

Over the last six months we have seen a dramatic uptick in the number of start-ups that self identify as an “industry cloud” company.   The rapid rise of vertically-focused companies reminds me of the early days of enterprise SaaS, when horizontally-focused companies followed in the wake of Salesforce.com   CRM -3.49%  success. While some of these…

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2013 Emergence Award: Rene Lacerte, founder and CEO of Bill.com

Last night, we honored some of our portfolio companies at the Emergence Capital Annual CEO Forum, an afternoon and dinner with all of our portfolio company CEOs.  Here is the text of my toast to Rene Lacerte, founder and CEO of Bill.com: “Every year, we celebrate with our CEOs at the end of the year. …

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