Mr. Brian Jacobs is a Co-Founder & serves as a General Partner at Emergence Capital Partners. He was a Board Member at Hightail. He has over 20 years of venture capital experience, a deep national network and broad experience helping technology startups become market leaders. Prior to founding Emergence, Brian was an early General Partner at St. Paul Venture Capital where he helped to grow the firm to one of the 15 largest venture investors in the country. His prior venture capital experience was at Security Pacific Venture Capital. Brian also worked for the Raychem Corporation, where he developed and marketed advanced software and electronic components. He also has engineering and new product development experience with RCA, Westinghouse, and Polaroid, and he holds several patents. Brian has a MS and BS in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Stanford.