Santa Clara, Calif.
"The NVCA has championed some of the most important initiatives shaping the future of our technology-based economy," Green said. "I’m very eager to work with such an enthusiastic and esteemed group to continue NVCA’s mission of fostering entrepreneurship by breaking down barriers to innovation and streamlining the pathways to success for emerging technologies and entrepreneurs."
With more than 15 years of experience as a visionary and venture capitalist, Green co-founded Emergence Capital Partners in 2003 to focus exclusively on technology-enabled service companies. The firm was the first investor to focus exclusively on SaaS, cloud services, business freemium and social and mobile application providers, long before "the cloud" even appeared on the IT or business radar. Emergence investments include top public SaaS leaders like Salesforce.com and SuccessFactors (now part of SAP) —along with privately-held leaders such as Yammer, Lithium, Box, Veeva and EchoSign (recently acquired by Adobe), among others, that are enabling the next generation of business productivity at massive scale.
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"Supporting entrepreneurship broadly and treating entrepreneurs with respect is a core value of the way we do business at Emergence, and we believe it’s a critical factor in any successful investment," Green said. "The NVCA clearly shares this point of view having spearheaded the successful JOBS act to help growing companies and I believe my appointment to the NVCA board validates our approach and belief that when the entire entrepreneurial community thrives, the venture community thrives."
Prior to his work at Emergence, Green spent six years as General Partner with USVP and worked as an associate and Kauffman Fellow with Venrock, the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family. He has led a number of successful early-stage investments in high-profile, market-leading companies, including SuccessFactors, DoubleClick, Visual Networks and Ask Jeeves.
Harvard Business School
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SOURCE Emergence Capital Partners