Jason is a Founder and General Partner of Emergence Capital. He has been in the venture business for over 15 years and backed 7 “Unicorns” so far in his career (Visual Networks, DoubleClick, Ask Jeeves, aQuantive, SuccessFactors, Box and Yammer). He serves on the board of the National Venture Capital Association, and he was the Founding Chairman for the Kauffman Fellows Program. Jason also served as Chairman of the West Coast Research Center for Harvard Business School and is a Founding Board member of Endeavor, the leading global non-profit supporting entrepreneurship.
Jason currently serves on the Boards of CoTap, Lotame, Replicon, ServiceMax, SteelBrick, and xAd and is an observer at Box. Before founding Emergence, Jason was a General Partner with USVP and a Kauffman Fellow with Venrock. He also previously worked at Bain & Company and Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe.
Jason graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard with Distinction. Jason was awarded the Charles Williams Fellowship at Harvard Business School for post-graduate research in Entrepreneurship and Finance. Jason is married with two children. The most unique trivia about Jason is that he is a twin married to a twin.
|Apr 22, 2015||GeekWire - VC firms team up with Box to offer $40M for companies building on its platform|
|Apr 22, 2015||Venture Beat - Box lures startups with a new $40M pool of money, with help from Bessemer and Emergence|
|Feb 11, 2015||Venture Beat - Emergence Capital raises new, $335M fund for cloud, enterprise mobile, & collaboration investments|
|Jan 23, 2015||Silicon Republic - The mythical world of unicorns – 80 tech start-ups today valued at over US$1bn|
|Jan 10, 2015||TechCrunch - East of Palo Alto’s Eden: Race and The Formation of Silicon Valley|
|Dec 25, 2014||TechCrunch - The Enterprise In 2015|
|May 29, 2014||TechCrunch - Emergence Backs SteelBrick’s Technology For The New, Mobile Salesforce|
|May 24, 2014||TechCrunch - The Promise, Progress And Pain Of Collaboration Software|