Emergence Enterprise Recap — January 2018

February 1, 2018 Joseph Floyd

January Enterprise Highlights

2018 started off strong with surge in enterprise deal making. European ERP leader SAP continues to shift their focus to the cloud with their $2.4B acquisition of sales software firm Callidus. Large enterprise incumbents also continued their AI acquisition spree as iCIMS acquired Textrecruit, a candidate engagement platform that utilizes texts, chat and AI.

VC financing in enterprise cloud and AI was strong in january. We parsed through the enterprise financing noise and identified a number of interesting market trends:

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Finally, we’re looking to add a Senior Associate to our team at Emergence. Please pass along your recommendations!

Portfolio Executive Opportunities

  • 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.
  • Head of Marketing — Guru is reinventing knowledge sharing and enterprise collaboration. Guru is looking for candidate’s with 10+ years of B2B SaaS marketing leadership experience while managing and scaling cross-functional teams.
  • Head of Content — Gusto’s fully-integrated platform automates payroll, benefits and HR tasks for companies. Gusto is looking for a gifted storyteller and leader to develop a multimedia content program that serves as a resource for these small business owners and their employees.

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