November 27, 2018

JMI Team Includes Multiple Professionals on GrowthCap’s 2018 Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors List

JMI Equity, a growth equity firmed focused on investing in leading software companies, is pleased that its investment team once again includes multiple professionals on the 2018 GrowthCap Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors list. JMI General Partners Bob Nye and Matt Emery have been named to the list for the fourth year in a row, General Partner Brian Hersman has been selected for the third year in a row, and General Partner Suken Vakil has been added to the list for the first time. GrowthCap, a leading growth capital research and advisory firm, compiles its annual list based on nominations from market participants and a methodical review of each nominated investor’s deal experience, background, and career trajectory and the nominee’s firm reputation and track record.

JMI Managing General Partner Paul Barber and JMI Founder and Managing General Partner Harry Gruner said: “GrowthCap’s list highlights what we, our investors and our portfolio company management teams know well about Bob, Matt, Brian and Suken – that they engage in a relentless pursuit of excellence underpinned by their expertise and ability to collaborate with a focus on growing businesses and generating attractive returns. They embody JMI’s culture and approach to value creation, and we congratulate them on this honor.”

Bob Nye, a General Partner in the Baltimore office, joined JMI in 2005 and has deep experience helping growth companies build value. He is currently a director of Adknowledge, Benevity, Cosential, Higher Logic, Level Access, and Raptor Technologies.

Matt Emery, a General Partner in the San Diego office, joined JMI in 2006 and focuses on JMI’s investments in the software and healthcare IT businesses. He currently oversees the investments or serves on the boards of Axonify, CipherHealth, Healthx, PointClickCare, and Workfront.

Brian Hersman, a General Partner in the San Diego office, has been investing in and helping build leading software companies for more than a decade. He is currently a director of Arena, Classy, Innovative Interfaces, and Intradiem.

Suken Vakil, a General Partner in the San Diego office, is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities as well as providing strategic and operational support to portfolio companies. He currently serves on the boards of Applied Systems, Arena Solutions, and HackerRank, and is a board observer at Code42 and Seismic Software.

About JMI Equity

JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. Founded in 1992, JMI has invested in over 140 businesses in its target markets, successfully completed over 90 exits, and raised more than $4 billion of committed capital. JMI partners with exceptional management teams help build their companies into industry leaders. For more information, visit