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Our values are our worth.

When we founded Emergence, we backed a few carefully-chosen CEOs who shared our belief that enterprise software would move to the cloud.

Our prediction paid off: today, the companies they spearheaded—including Salesforce, Veeva, Box, Yammer,, and Zoom—have grown to change the way the world works.

Market Cap of Portfolio (current and former)



Six (VI)

Portfolio Companies


Exits and Private Valuations Greater than $500 Million


Meet Our Team
  • We don’t make bets.
    We make commitments.

    When Zoom founder Eric Yuan came to us, he wanted a partner with long-term vision. Today, he thinks of us more as a family than a firm. That’s the kind of committed relationship we strive for in every investment we make.

  • We strive to be
    your most important partner.

    We require unanimous enthusiasm of our group before we invest in any company. Rather than operate individually, we rely on the power of our combined experience and insight. Because we’re all in as a firm behind you, you can count on us to be there in the long run.

  • Some go wide.
    We go deep.

    We focus to drive conviction. Since we only make 5-7 investments a year, it’s vital that we pick wisely. Rather than cast a wide net across industries, we’ve strategically selected to focus our expertise sharply on our niche: early-stage enterprise SaaS; that is, cloud business software.

  • We don’t just seek out visionaries.We seek out values.

    When we first started out, we weren’t much more than a curiosity among larger firms. We didn’t need to be the biggest; it mattered more to us that we got the best results while maintaining integrity, humility, and fairness. We require these values of everything we do, and of anyone we partner with.

  • We all win big
    in the long run.

    "Emergence is one of the only firms I’ve worked with that is 100% focused on the long game." Kyle Porter, Founder and CEO of SalesLoft. Take it from our portfolio CEOs: we strive to be your most important partner throughout the entire lifecycle of your company, not just when it's smooth sailing.

  • We assume nothing.
    We analyze everything.

    We don’t believe in guesswork. Through independent thinking, thoughtful experimentation and constant evolution, we’ve developed a proven system of predictive research that allows us to identify pivotal future trends and choose winners to invest in accordingly.

  • Stand apart from the rest.
    Learn from the go-to-market experts.

    One of the toughest challenges startups face is going from promise to proof: of sustainably getting their great idea out to customers. One of our key strengths is real-world go-to-market expertise: an experienced, strategic, hands-on approach that separates successful, scalable companies from the rest.

Over $450 Billion in Market Cap

Our Team