Emergence Capital Announces Two Promotions

emcapEmergence Capital, a San Mateo, Calif.-based enterprise cloud venture firm, announced two promotions.

Cathy Minshall was promoted to Chief Administration Officer and Donna derAshotian to Director of Finance.

Minshall joined Emergence Capital in 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer and has been responsible for finance, legal, human resources, information technology and facilities.
Prior to joining Emergence, she spent over 5 years as the CFO of De Novo Ventures, and served as the Controller for KPCB and the Mayfield Fund.
Minshall also has prior financial management experience with Ancora Capital, MGM and Westwood One. She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles.

derAshotian joined Emergence Capital in 2014. She has been working in the venture capital industry since 2000. Prior to joining Emergence, derAshotian worked at ONSET Ventures, and DeNovo Ventures as their Controller.
Prior to that, she worked at several venture firms including KPCB, Interwest, and 5AM Ventures. She started her career as an Assistant Controller / Controller in Real Estate, Property Management, and Construction.

Led by Gordon Ritter, General Partner, Emergence Capital focuses on early and growth-stage enterprise cloud companies. With over $900 million under management, the firm is investing out of its 4th institutional fund.

Investments include companies such as Salesforce.com (CRM), SuccessFactors (SFSF, acquired by SAP), Veeva Systems (VEEV), Yammer (acquired by Microsoft), ServiceMax (acquired by GE) and Box (BOX).



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