JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies, is pleased to announce that four General Partners have been named to the 2017 GrowthCap Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors list: Matt Emery, David Greenberg, Brian Hersman, and Bob Nye. GrowthCap, a leading growth capital research and advisory firm, compiles the annual list based on a methodical review of the nominated investor’s deal experience, overall background, firm reputation, and other key factors.
“I’m thrilled to share this recognition again with my fellow partners,” said Matt Emery, General Partner at JMI. “For over twenty-five years, JMI has built up a reputation of being not just an astute investor in high-growth enterprise software businesses, but also a firm that brings a culture of collaboration and value creation to our partnership with founders and management teams. This blueprint for success is supported by the diversity of talent in our team of professionals, whose achievements make awards like this possible.”
Matt Emery, a General Partner in JMI’s San Diego office, joined JMI in 2006 and focuses on the firm’s investments in software and healthcare IT businesses. He currently oversees the investments or serves on the boards of Axonify, Healthx, PointClickCare, and Workfront. His investment experience also includes Capsule Tech (acquired by Qualcomm; NASDAQ: QCOM), Gemcom (acquired by Dassault Systèmes; Euronext: DSY), Granicus (acquired by K1 Capital), Navicure (acquired by Bain Capital), and Vocalocity (acquired by Vonage; NYSE: VG).
David Greenberg, a General Partner in the Baltimore office, joined JMI in 2006 and is currently a director of Businessolver, CoreHR, Intelex, and SiriusDecisions. His investment experience also includes automotiveMastermind (acquired by IHS Markit; NASDAQ: INFO), Empathica (acquired by Mindshare Technologies), Internet Brands (acquired by KKR), Lytx (acquired by GTCR), ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), The Search Agency, and TC3 Health (acquired by Change Healthcare).
Brian Hersman, a General Partner in the San Diego office, joined JMI in 2008. He is currently a director of Arena, Classy, EMS Software, Innovative Interfaces, and Intradiem. His investment experience also includes BigMachines (acquired by Oracle; NASDAQ: ORCL), and PowerPlan (acquired by Thoma Bravo).
Bob Nye, a General Partner in the Baltimore office, joined JMI in 2005. He is currently a director of Adknowledge, Benevity, Higher Logic, and Level Access. His investment experience also includes Appriss (acquired by Insight Venture Partners), Axeda (acquired by PTC; NASDAQ: PTC), DoubleVerify (acquired by Providence Equity Partners), Harmony Information Systems (acquired by Mediware Information Systems), QuIC (acquired by IHS Markit; NASDAQ: INFO), Seismic Micro-Technology (acquired by IHS Markit; NASDAQ: INFO), and Undertone (acquired by Perion; NASDAQ: PERI). Bob is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) Board of Directors.
Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!