SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - Emergence Capital Partners, a leading enterprise cloud venture firm, announced the promotion of Santi Subotovsky to Partner. In addition, the firm promoted Joe Floyd to Principal and is welcoming three new team members: Jake Saper as Senior Associate, John Chen as Associate, and Julia Mailander as Marketing Manager. Emergence Capital is expanding its investment team to further its mission of partnering with enterprise cloud visionaries in building the most important business applications. 

"Emergence Capital is investing in the future of the firm, and we are thrilled to promote both Santi and Joe. They have both been with the firm for a number of years and have helped identify and build fantastic cloud companies," said Gordon Ritter, Co-founder and General Partner at Emergence Capital Partners. "We are also excited to welcome three new team members who have great experience working with enterprise cloud leaders. At Emergence we see a tremendous opportunity to build on our first decade of success, and we know that Jake, John, and Julia will be great additions to the team."

Since joining Emergence, Santi Subotovsky has demonstrated a strong ability to identify and engage with the next generation of technology leaders. He led the firm's investments in Civitas Learning and Top Hat, two fast-growing companies that are leveraging the cloud to improve educational outcomes. He also spearheaded Emergence Capital's first bitcoin investment in Xapo in July 2014 and leveraged his knowledge and network in Latin America to identify and invest in interesting opportunities. Before joining Emergence, Santi was an entrepreneur who founded his own company, AXG Tecnonexo, the largest e-learning vendor in Latin America. Santi graduated with distinction from Harvard Business School and he is a Kauffman Fellow and an Endeavor Entrepreneur.

Prior to Joe Floyd's promotion to Principal, he was a Senior Associate at Emergence working with many of the companies in Emergence's portfolio, including Box, Cotap, and Joe has also worked in American Capital's technology group, where he focused on investing in fast-growing Internet and software companies, and previously he was an Associate with McKinsey. Joe is a graduate of Wharton and is currently a Kauffman Fellow. 

Jake Saper joins the team as Emergence Capital's newest Senior Associate, having just completed his MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business in the top 10% of his graduating class. Jake is also finishing up a Stanford MS degree in Environment and Resources. Before joining Emergence, Jake worked at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' Green Growth Fund, where he sourced and led diligence on companies in the geospatial, agricultural technology, and enterprise SaaS sectors. Jake has also run global strategy and operations for Astonfield Renewables, an international renewable energy company.

Emergence's newest Associate, John Chen, is coming from Box, where he worked directly for Aaron Levie as the Special Assistant to the CEO after graduating from Harvard. John also managed strategic projects at Box. Julia Mailander, a graduate of Yale University, joins Emergence from Euclid Inc, a San Francisco-based retail SaaS company, where she was a marketing manager. 

About Emergence Capital Partners
Emergence Capital Partners, based in San Mateo, Calif., is the leading venture capital firm focused on early and growth-stage enterprise cloud companies. Its mission is to invest in the cloud visionaries who are building the most important business applications. The firm's investments include companies such as (CRM), SuccessFactors (SFSF), Veeva Systems (VEEV), Yammer (acquired by Microsoft), Box, and Lithium. Emergence Capital has $575 million under management. More information on Emergence Capital can be found at

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