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VC Q&A with Sean Jacobsohn of Emergence Capital

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We are hosting a Q&A session with Sean Jacobsohn from Emergence Capital on Tuesday, February 25 at our Madison office.

By the way, we've moved! - [30 W Mifflin Street, 5th floor]

Free pizza. Free beer. What's not to like?!

Who is Sean Jacobsohn?

Sean Jacobsohn is a Venture Partner at Emergence Capital after being an executive and advisor at Emergence Capital portfolio companies Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) and Doximity, respectively. As VP of Worldwide Alliances at Hightail, a cloud collaboration solution with over 30 million users, the company ranked the 55th fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 with a 4-year revenue growth of 2291%. Prior to Hightail, he was VP of Channel Management at Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), a human capital management software-as-a-service provider, which had an IPO in March 2011. Sean helped grow the company from $7 million to $75 million in revenue and 300,000 subscribers to over 7.5 million, the second most of any software-as-a-service company in the world. Before his tenure at Cornerstone OnDemand, Sean was VP Sales and Partner Development at WageWorks (WAGE), a leading provider of consumer-directed spending solutions, which had an IPO in May 2012 and grew from $3 million to $82 million in revenue during his tenure. Prior to WageWorks,Sean was a senior manager at Elance, the world’s largest marketplace of contractors. He has also held finance positions at Major League Baseball and The Prudential Realty Group. Jacobsohn has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA in Marketing, Finance, and International Business from University of Wisconsin. In addition to serving on the HBS Alumni Board and Satmetrix board, he is co-President and co-founder of the HBS Alumni Angels, the largest university-affiliated angel group in the world.

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