Emergence Capital Partners Appoints Venture Partner

Emergence Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on SaaS and technology-enabled services, has appointed Sean Jacobsohn as venture partner. Jacobsohn is an experienced angel investor and advisor to startup companies, including Emergence Capital portfolio company Doximity. Jacobsohn is also co-founder and co-resident of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels.

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Emergence Capital Partners, the leading venture capital firm focused on SaaS and technology-enabled services, announced today that Sean Jacobsohn joined the firm as Venture Partner. Jacobsohn has a long track record of success at pioneering SaaS companies and is an experienced angel investor and advisor to startup companies, including Emergence Capital portfolio company Doximity. Jacobsohn is also co-founder and co-President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels, the largest university-affiliated angel group in the world.

Formerly the Vice President of Worldwide Alliances at YouSendIt, an Emergence Capital portfolio company, Jacobsohn led global distribution partnerships for the innovative business freemium company and the 55th fastest growing company in America according to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. A cloud collaboration service for sharing high value documents, YouSendIt provides business users with powerful cloud content syncing and sharing solutions. Prior to YouSendIt, Mr. Jacobsohn was the Vice President of Channel Management for Cornerstone OnDemand , the leading integrated talent management SaaS provider which went public in 2011. He was also Vice President of Sales and Partner Development at WageWorks, an on-demand provider of consumer-directed health, commuter and employee spending account solutions. WageWorks had a successful IPO earlier this year.

“We are very pleased to have Sean as a Venture Partner. He brings a world-class network as well as deep experience building complex partnerships and channel sales relationships with many of today’s leading SaaS companies.” said Brian Jacobs, co-founder and General Partner at Emergence Capital Partners. “Sean’s insights from angel investing and scaling SaaS leaders will support Emergence Capital as we invest in the next generation of SaaS leaders. His network will help expand our relationships across the global SaaS ecosystem from the smallest startups to the largest public companies.” Since its founding in 2003, Emergence has been committed to finding and backing the finest entrepreneurs who are passionate about building SaaS and business-focused Technology-Enabled Services companies. Combined, the Emergence portfolio now impacts over 30 million business users and 300,000 businesses in 190+ countries. Emergence invests in technology-enabled services leaders including SaaS, cloud services, business freemium, social and mobile enterprise applications, analytics, and adtech.

About Emergence Capital Partners (@emergencecap)Emergence Capital Partners, based in San Mateo, Calif., is the leading venture capital firm focused on early and growth-stage SaaS and Technology-Enabled Services companies. Its mission is to empower business users and organizations around the globe by unleashing the power of Technology-Enabled Services.. The firm’s investments include companies such as Salesforce.com (CRM), SuccessFactors (SFSF), Yammer, Lithium, YouSendIt, Box and Veeva Systems. Emergence Capital has $575 million under management.

SOURCE Emergence Capital Partners

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