“There is no average day.”
This is hardly your average Joe. “Every day at Emergence is different,” he says. “I meet with entrepreneurs, I interview executives for roles at our companies, I meet with investors, I talk to portfolio companies, I answer lots of emails. And I try to spend a little time thinking about how the future will unfold.”
A partner at Emergence and a Kauffman Fellow, Joe’s expertise in building cloud startups has evolved over ten years of advising and investing in startups.
Before joining Emergence, Joe was a senior associate in American Capital’s technology group where he focused on investing in fast-growing internet and software companies. While at American Capital, he was involved with the team’s investments in HomeAway (Nasdaq: AWAY) and PeopleMedia (acquired by IAC). Joe was also an associate at McKinsey & Co. in their corporate finance practice and a technology investment banker before that.
Joe earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While at Wharton, Joe won first place at the International Venture Capital Investment Competition. He is also a proud Cal Bear with a BA in Economics and BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.