Emergence Enterprise Recap — April 2018

May 1, 2018 Joseph Floyd

Emergence News

Portfolio Executive Opportunities

  • Chief Operating Officer — project44 is revolutionizing the freight and logistics industry. The ideal candidate has previous experience in a c-level position scaling a high-growth SaaS organization. The COO will design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures that promote collaboration and a positive culture and vision for project44.
  • Director of Marketing — UpKeep is a modern management system for maintenance workers. They’re looking for a proven strategic leader who will set the overall growth strategy for their products as well as own the budget, metrics, strategy and execution of all marketing programs.
  • VP of Sales — Textio is an augmented writing platform for smarter hiring. The ideal candidate has previous experience as a senior sales leader focused on enterprise SaaS in growth-stage startup environments.
  • VP of Business Development — Mya Systems is an AI platform that automates screening, process and onboarding for high volume recruiting. The ideal candidate has 10+ years driving business development strategies for technology alliances, including mapping the partner landscape and prioritizing potential partners to overall corporate goals and objectives.

April Enterprise Highlights

The month ended on a high note for enterprise tech IPOs as DocuSign and Smartsheet shares soared after their debut on the public market. DocuSign made its debut at $29/share and raised $629MM in the process, while business collaboration software company Smartsheet raised $150MM during its IPO. This comes after Pivotal Software went public earlier in April, raising $555MM and cloud subscription software company Zuora went public at $14/share with a valuation of $1.4B. Last but not least, payroll software company Ceridian raised $462MM during its IPO.

Along with the strong showing in the public markets, April saw a number of large enterprise growth rounds. Here are some of the top highlights and market trends:

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