Carlotta "Lotti" is a Partner at Emergence Capital. She joined the firm in 2018 as a Senior Associate and was named Principal in 2020. Less than a year later, Lotti was promoted to Partner as a result of the extraordinary impact she has had on the firm, the team, and the companies Emergence backs.
Lotti’s strong investor acumen and long-term perspective are instrumental in uncovering compelling and unique investment opportunities, and in leading operational change. She has an outstanding ability to understand complex business structures and to apply that knowledge both in her diligence and at the board table.
At Emergence, Lotti invests in early stage enterprise software companies. She serves on the Board of Directors of Whistic, High Alpha, and Federato, and is a Board Observer at Talent Hack and Oyster.
Being an immigrant herself (originally from Italy), she is passionate about helping immigrants and other underrepresented founders build iconic technology companies. She is also a fierce advocate for women in the Venture Capital industry.
Lotti brings to Emergence a deep understanding of fintech, where she spent several years both as an operator and as an investor. For three years, she was an investor in financial services and financial technology companies at Advent International, a large global private equity fund, where she was also an observer on the Transunion board. She also spent time in the BizOps group at Nerdwallet and was an early stage investor at Ribbit Capital, a fintech-focused VC, where she led diligence on companies in the cyber insurance and 401K space.
Lotti began her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. She received a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.