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Announcing the EVC List

The Emerging VC List, produced by the Emerging VC Association (EVCA), is a curated list of the top rising stars in venture capital at the pre-partner and partner-levels. Produced in partnership with SVB and Terra Nova, the list is compiled after extensive quantitative and qualitative review of investment track record, reference calls, nominations submitted by founders and senior partners, and input from a panel of top senior investors from the leading VC firms.

Finalists are honored with a special Napa retreat and recognition as one of the top investors in their category.


Overview & Qualification

To qualify for the pre-partner list, investors must have the title, or equivalent, of analyst, associate, vice president or principal.

To qualify for the partner list, investors must have been a partner for 3 years or less and either: were a principal or vice president, prior to becoming partner OR became partner within 8 years of completing their undergraduate degree.

Note: Emerging fund managers (i.e. GP & MD titles) do not qualify for the partner list. They will qualify for a separate list we will launch in the coming months.

Behind the Ranking

The EVC List is created from analyzing a variety of public data sources, reviewing applicant submissions, judges' feedback, reference calls and nominations from senior partners (MDs & GPs) and founders.

A data-driven list, we attribute points based on deals sourced and diligenced and if the investor has a board observer or director position.

Once we have calculated the investor’s deal attribution score, we apply a weighting that takes into account the stage of investor, their time in venture, and the multiple on valuation markup for their current portfolio and exited portfolio.

We place a premium on realized exits over unrealized.  

& Key Dates


Application and nominations open


Application and nominations close at 11:59pm PT


Decisions announced


The Panel

Our judges are some of the world's leading venture capitalists; they've built storied VC firms and invested in category-defining companies.


Logan Bartlett

Managing Director

Logan is a Managing Director at Redpoint on the firm’s Early-Growth team. Logan has led investments in FloQast, Ramp, and Crossbeam as well as supported the firm’s investment in Workato. 

Prior to joining Redpoint, Logan spent nearly six years at Battery Ventures helping lead enterprise software investments in Amplitude, Braze, Clubhouse, Dataiku, LogRocket, Pendo, Redox, as well as investments also in the Redpoint portfolio including Bitwarden, Kustomer, and Workato. Prior to that, he spent four years in investment banking at Spurrier Capital Partners and Deutsche Bank. 

Logan is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and is an active Twitter user and enthusiast (@loganbartlett.)

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Beezer Clarkson


Beezer leads Sapphire Partners‘ investments in venture funds domestically and internationally.

Beezer began her career in financial services over 20 years ago at Morgan Stanley in its global infrastructure group. Since, she has held various direct and indirect venture investment roles, as well as operational roles in software business development at Hewlett Packard. Prior to joining Sapphire in 2012, Beezer managed the day-to-day operations of the Draper Fisher Jurvetson Global Network, which then had $7 billion under management across 16 venture funds worldwide.

In 2016, Beezer led the launch of OpenLP, an effort to help foster greater understanding in the entrepreneur-to-LP tech ecosystem. Beezer was also recently named to the National Venture Capital Association Board of Directors.


Beezer earned a bachelor’s in government from Wesleyan University, where she served on the board of trustees, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Adam Dawkins

General Partner

Adam is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Terra Nova, a network-driven, early-stage venture capital and research firm. Adam is also the Founder of the Emerging Venture Capitalists Association (EVCA), a nonprofit and the preeminent community for the emerging (pre-partner & junior partner) VC.

Prior to Terra Nova, Adam was an investor at Sierra Ventures where he focused on investments in the enterprise software, healthcare, and blockchain sectors. His investments included Interplay Learning, Hashnode, Loop Health, and Podcastle.

Adam began his venture career with investor roles at Benhamou Global Ventures and Plug and Play Ventures. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Adam is a proud Incline Village resident, where you can often find him hunched over a laptop in the back of Drink Coffee Do Stuff, in search of fresh powder in the Mt. Rose backcountry, or at the lake with his golden retriever, Cooper.

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Gautam Gupta

General Partner

Gautam is a General Partner at TCV where he focuses on investments in the consumer technology space including commerce, consumer-facing healthcare, education, software, and financial services businesses. His current investments include Passport and Reforge.

Most recently, Gautam was a Partner at M13 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on consumer technology, where he led investments in marketplace, consumer subscription, and B2B2C models.

Gautam started his career at General Catalyst in 2004. He was initially an intern while in college and later became a member of the investment team. He left to launch NatureBox and, as CEO, helped build the company into a nationally recognized brand with millions of customers. Gautam has seen the highs and lows of entrepreneurship first-hand which greatly influences the collaborative way he works with founders.

Gautam loves the drive, hustle, and ambition of entrepreneurs of all kinds. He spends some of his free time mentoring entrepreneurs and serving on the advisory board of his alma mater, Babson College.

Gautam received a B.S. in Business Management from Babson College.

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Jamison Hill

General Partner

Jamison joined Base10 as a partner to lead the Advancement Initiative after spending seven years at Bain Capital Ventures, leading growth investments into marketplace businesses Cameo and Wonolo and working with leading software companies, FourKites and ShipBob, and fintech companies, Finix and Flywire.

Prior to Bain Capital Ventures, Jamison was an early employee at Bonobos, the first digitally native men’s apparel brand, building out the brand’s analytical capabilities across finance, retail, and marketing. Jamison started his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company in Boston, advising clients on growth strategy and digital transformation.

Jamison graduated from Harvard with a degree in History and Literature and wrote his honors thesis on the representation of racial violence in early photography. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016 and Venture Capital Journal’s Rising Stars in 2021. He currently serves on the board of Hope In a Box, a program that supports educators in building LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms.

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Maha Ibrahim

General Partner

As a General Partner at Canaan since 2000, Maha spots technology trends early and partners closely with her companies to drive growth and exits. She focuses on e-commerce and enterprise / cloud and was one of the first investors to recognize the potential of social gaming, having led Canaan’s seed investment in Kabam, the world’s largest developer of multiplayer social games, which was acquired by Netmarble. Today is an investor and board member of GenG, a global esports organization.

Maha is also known for her investments in e-commerce companies – she was the first investor in The RealReal (REAL) and sat on the company’s board through the 2019 IPO. Her current e-commerce companies include Cuyana, Lily AI and ManiMe, on whose boards she serves.

Maha also focuses on investments in data infrastructure and storage with recent investments in apisec.ai and Komprise. Her previous enterprise investments include Metacloud (acquired by Cisco), Virsto (acquired by VMware), and SenSage (acquired by KEYW Corporation).  

A champion and mentor of women in STEM, Maha is passionate about funding and raising the profiles of female founders and entrepreneurs and is a founding member of All Raise. She is a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a board member of the Major League Baseball Players, Inc and a frequent lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Maha holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.

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Eurie Kim

Managing Partner

Eurie is a Managing Partner at Forerunner. Since 2012, she has invested in companies spanning health and wellness, travel, personal care and beauty, supply chain automation, edtech, and sustainable foods. She sits on the Boards of ŌURA, The Farmer’s Dog, Curology, Attabotics, Eclipse, and Juni, and was featured on the Forbes Midas Brink List in 2020.

Eurie is a founding member of the female mentorship collective, All Raise, and champions women in the technology industry. Prior to Forerunner, Eurie developed strategies for Fortune 100 companies at Bain & Company. She earned an MBA with honors at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.S. with honors in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Doug Pepper

General Partner

Doug joined ICONIQ Growth in 2019 as General Partner. Doug focuses on investing in Cloud and SaaS companies. A particular focus is investing in software that helps enterprises to optimize the experiences of their customers and employees. For ICONIQ, Doug is a director or board observer at Aurora Solar, Betterup, Braze, Calendly, CyberGRX, Highspot, Hightouch, Loom, Reprise, Sanity.io and Sendbird. He is also involved with ICONIQ’s investments in Airtable, Guild Education and Reify.  


Prior to ICONIQ, Doug was a managing director at Shasta Ventures, a premier early-stage venture capital firm with more than $1.2 billion under management, He led the firm’s investment in Beautiful.ai, Highspot, People.ai, Sendbird, Skilljar.ai. Prior to Shasta, Doug was a general partner at InterWest Partners for 15 years. While at InterWest, he was the first investor in Marketo (MKTO) and served on its board of directors for 10 years from founding through its successful IPO.

Besides Marketo, Doug has invested in nearly a dozen SaaS companies. Some of these include Braze (still serves on the board), Canva, Doximity (DOCS); Flurry (acquired by Yahoo), INVIDI (acquired by AT&T/DISH/WPP), Markettools (acquired by SurveyMonkey), Welcome Software (acquired by Optimizely), Opal, Optimizely, Spredfast (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Totango and Varolii (acquired by Nuance Communications), Lombardi (acquired by IBM), Bloomspot (acquired by JP Morgan Chase), Active Reasoning (acquired by Oracle), Brand.net (acquired by Valassis), Schoolfeed.com (acquired by Classmates.com) and Carwoo (acquired by Truecar).  

Doug began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York focusing on technology and healthcare before working in business development at Amazon.com. Doug received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.

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Kristina Shen

General Partner

Kristina is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she focuses on enterprise and SaaS investing. She was previously a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners where she worked on numerous cloud and SaaS investments. Prior to BVP, she was an investor at JMI Equity and an investment banker at both Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. 

Kristina holds a B.A. in Operations Research and Management Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a founding member of All Raise, a nonprofit whose mission is to amplify female voices, accelerate their success, and create a tech culture where women are leading, shaping, and funding the future.

Kristina serves on the board of Mux, Pave, Sprig, and Wrapbook.

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Jesse Wedler

General Partner

Jesse joined CapitalG shortly after it was founded in 2013. He started out as an MBA intern, grew with the firm and over time rose to become a general partner. In his nine years at the firm, Jesse has played an instrumental role in many of the firm’s most important investments, from Airbnb, Duolingo and Gusto to Looker, UiPath and Unqork.

He is currently focused on B2B fintech, including identity verification and the infrastructure necessary to digitize industries such as insurance, banking, and capital markets. He led CapitalG’s investments in ID.me, MANTL, Notarize, Applied Systems and Everlaw, and sits on several company boards.

Previously, Jesse worked at TPG and in the technology group at Goldman Sachs. He received his BS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford. Outside of work, Jesse enjoys gardening, DIY projects, refurbishing boats and spending time on the water with his friends and family. He lives in Lafayette, California with his wife and two children.

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Roseanne Wincek

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Roseanne is Co-Founder & Managing Director of Renegade Partners. Roseanne currently serves on the boards of Renegade portfolio companies Spekit, Nate, Rewire, LaHaus, Daily, and Auxilius.

Prior to starting Renegade, Roseanne was a Partner at IVP, a later-stage venture capital firm. At IVP, she invested across enterprise and consumer in companies such as Glossier, Compass (COMP), MasterClass, Wise (LSE:WISE), Looker (Acquired by GOOG), and Motive. She continues to serve on the board of MasterClass, where she had led the Series C and D.


Roseanne started her venture career at Canaan Partners, where she invested in companies such as MetaCloud (Acquired by CSCO), Unifi Software (Acquired by Boomi/Dell), and Turo. Before moving to the dark side, Roseanne’s tech career began when she dropped out of her PhD to co-found imthemusic, building apps on the early Facebook platform. She was also a product manager at NextBio (Acquired by Ilumina).


Roseanne holds an MBA from Stanford University, as well as a MA in Biophysics and a BS in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. At Big Game, Roseanne roots for Cal, but they made the whole situation pretty easy for her given that she was at Stanford for the Andrew Luck years.

She hails from Cleveland, Ohio (which is amazing), is a big fan of all kinds of workouts, and is very close with her 5 siblings.

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How to Apply

To be considered for the list, an applicant must complete the below application and also receive nominations from senior partners and founders: 


Please click the button below to apply.


Please click the button below to nominate an applicant.

Once the application and nomination forms close, we will review submissions and may conduct reference calls with a handful of the nominations.
Please email evclist@evca.org with any questions.

Our Partners

In Partnership With

SVB is the financial partner of the global innovation economy, helping individuals, investors, and the world’s most innovative companies achieve their ambitious goals

Terra Nova is a network-driven venture capital and research firm. We partner with founders who dare to chart new courses into the unknown.

About EVCA

Our Story

The Emerging Venture Capitalists Association (EVCA) was founded in 2017 as a nonprofit, invite-only community for pre-partner and junior partner investors working full-time for institutional and corporate venture funds.

EVCA is managed by a 60+ volunteer team of VCs and comprises over 25 industry and geographic-specific communities.

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