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Investments

272

Portfolio Exits

42

Funds

13

Service Providers

2

About Emergence Capital

Emergence Capital invests exclusively in early and growth stage technology-enabled services. The firm makes a small number of investments each year in areas it believes will change how the world works.

Emergence Capital Headquarter Location

160 Bovet Road Suite 300

San Mateo, California, 94402,

United States

650-573-3100

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Expert Collections containing Emergence Capital

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find Emergence Capital in 3 Expert Collections, including HR Tech.

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HR Tech

65 items

S

Store management tech (In-store retail tech)

55 items

Startups aiming work with retailers to improve brick-and-mortar retail operations.

E

Education Technology (Edtech)

56 items

Latest Emergence Capital News

Top 10 Lessons From Season Two of Speaker Series Rewind

May 11, 2022

by Emma Ryan Season Two gave you a peek behind the curtain into the world of venture capital through conversations with leading investors from Foundry Group, Emergence Capital, Bread and Butter, and more. ⁠ Season Two consisted of ten episodes featuring: If you’re new to the podcast and you’re not sure which episode to listen to first, below are a few key takeaways that bubbled up to the top for our team: 1. Investors look for founders with a “growth mindset” “What I look for in entrepreneurs is self-awareness. That self-awareness is key because it’s a signal of a growth mindset, which in my mind is the most important indicator around whether or not you’re going to be successful.” – Carlotta Siniscalco, Emergence Capital Principal Listen to the full episode here . 2. You can be successful anywhere — not just on the coasts “I’ve had lots of successful companies that I’ve invested in that have been in the Bay area, but I’ve never subscribed to the notion that you need to be in a particular place. Actually, the inverse of that has been important to me, which is you choose the place you want to live and you build your life around it.” – Brad Feld, Foundry Group Managing Partne Listen to the full episode here . 3. Find personal and professional alignment “It’s also so thrilling to be out of your comfort zone. That’s where we are now. Fast-forward three years later, I decided this pilot experiment was permanent and that I am deeply passionate about investing in the early stage specifically.” – Mary Grove, Bread and Butter Ventures Managing Partner Listen to the full episode here . 4. Entrepreneurial stereotypes are dangerous narratives  “Today, entrepreneur tends to mean a high-tech entrepreneur, right? Someone likely in Silicon Valley, but that’s a dangerous narrative. The prototype of a new builder describes a much broader and more diverse set of people that are starting businesses today. Again, people don’t realize this because tech is so dominated by white males. But the truth is that the fastest-growing segments of people starting businesses are women, people of color, and immigrants.” – Seth Levine, Foundry Group Partner and Co-Founder Listen to the full episode here . 5. Stay true to who you are, not the narrative you tell yourself “Stop doing things that you think look good for the story, and start doing the things you actually want to do. Because that’s what you’re going to be good at, and then more opportunities will open up.” – Jenny Lefcourt, Freestyle Capital General Partner Listen to the full episode here . 6. Having the right leaders make or break a company — regardless of how great the product is “For me, this job is all about the people. You can have an amazing product and a large market, but if you don’t have the right team at the top that knows how to build culture and true leadership, and know how to think a number of yards down the field, to go after a very, very large outcome and vision, then you shouldn’t waste your time.” – Kobie Fuller, Upfront Ventures General Partner Listen to the full episode here . 7. Focus on your strengths, find teammates to complement your weaknesses “If we all played the same role in the firm, the company would not be as great as it is. Luckily, we all have different perspectives. For example, one of my partners is a relationship person. I am not a relationships person but I am an ideas person. My whole career has been seeing these trends before they occur. So, I just focus on what I am good at.” – Gordon Ritter, Emergence Capital Founder and General Partner Listen to the full episode here . 8. Your culture should evolve as your company grows “The culture at a ten person company is not the same as the culture at a hundred person company and it’s not the same at a thousand person company. Global company culture evolves. You want it to evolve, right? You want cultural diversity and you want diversity of thought.” – Alex Bard, Redpoint Ventures Managing Director  Listen to the full episode here . 9. Support from investors should go beyond capital “Every investor should be trying to capitalize on what they think their strengths are.” – Lisa Coca, Toyota Ventures Partner Listen to the full episode here . 10. Start taking yourself seriously “As an industry, we don’t do ourselves any favors by talking about ourselves as startups. If you have $1 revenue from somebody you don’t know, you’re no longer a startup. That’s not something you should wear on your arm and be proud of. The minute you have one customer that is not somebody you know, you are a business.” – Paul Singh, Bump Health Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Listen to the full episode here . You can also stay up to date on the latest episodes of Speaker Series Rewind by subscribing to the podcast wherever else you like to listen. You can find us on Apple Podcasts ,  Spotify , Google Podcasts , and Stitcher . Sign up for our Newsletter Stay up to date on the latest with High Alpha, our portfolio companies, and the future of enterprise cloud. Jet Stream Subscription

Emergence Capital Investments

272 Investments

Emergence Capital has made 272 investments. Their latest investment was in JustiFi Technologies as part of their Seed VC - II on April 4, 2022.

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Emergence Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/26/2022

Seed VC - II

JustiFi Technologies

$4M

No

1

4/20/2022

Series C

Oyster

$150M

No

7

3/8/2022

Series B

Forma

$40M

No

17

2/22/2022

Series C

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$99M

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10

2/17/2022

Series C - II

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$99M

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10

Date

4/26/2022

4/20/2022

3/8/2022

2/22/2022

2/17/2022

Round

Seed VC - II

Series C

Series B

Series C

Series C - II

Company

JustiFi Technologies

Oyster

Forma

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Amount

$4M

$150M

$40M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

7

17

10

10

Emergence Capital Portfolio Exits

42 Portfolio Exits

Emergence Capital has 42 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Outlier on May 10, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

5/10/2022

Acq - Talent

3

12/22/2021

Acq - Fin

$99M

6

10/7/2021

Acquired

4

7/15/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

7/13/2021

Acquired

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10

Date

5/10/2022

12/22/2021

10/7/2021

7/15/2021

7/13/2021

Exit

Acq - Talent

Acq - Fin

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

6

4

10

10

Emergence Capital Fund History

13 Fund Histories

Emergence Capital has 13 funds, including Emergence Capital Opportunity I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

5/5/2021

Emergence Capital Opportunity I

$375M

2

5/5/2021

Emergence Capital Partner VI

$575M

2

5/22/2018

Emergence Capital Partners V

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$435M

5

12/15/2016

Emergence Capital Partners III Opportunity

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$99M

10

2/11/2015

Emergence Capital Partners IV

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$99M

10

Closing Date

5/5/2021

5/5/2021

5/22/2018

12/15/2016

2/11/2015

Fund

Emergence Capital Opportunity I

Emergence Capital Partner VI

Emergence Capital Partners V

Emergence Capital Partners III Opportunity

Emergence Capital Partners IV

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$375M

$575M

$435M

$99M

$99M

Sources

2

2

5

10

10

Emergence Capital Service Providers

2 Service Providers

Emergence Capital has 2 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

General Counsel

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Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

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Service Type

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Emergence Capital Team

6 Team Members

Emergence Capital has 6 team members, including current Founder, General Partner, Jason Green.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jason Green

U.S. Venture Partners, and Bain & Company

Founder, General Partner

Current

Brian Jacobs

St. Paul Venture Capital, Security Pacific Finance, and Raychem

Founder, General Partner

Current

Gordon Ritter

IBM, Whistle Communications Corporation, and Credit Suisse First Boston

Founder, General Partner

Current

Jake Saper

General Partner

Current

Kevin Spain

General Partner

Current

Name

Jason Green

Brian Jacobs

Gordon Ritter

Jake Saper

Kevin Spain

Work History

U.S. Venture Partners, and Bain & Company

St. Paul Venture Capital, Security Pacific Finance, and Raychem

IBM, Whistle Communications Corporation, and Credit Suisse First Boston

Title

Founder, General Partner

Founder, General Partner

Founder, General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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