Jason M. Lemkin is a 2x founder, 1x VC, and constant SaaS enthusiast.
He led or sourced the first VC investments in many leading enterprise/SaaS start-ups, Guidespark, Greenhouse.io, Pipedrive, Algolia, Talkdesk, Parklet.co, RainforestQA, Salesloft, Avanoo, Perfect Pipeline, Logikcull, and more. Collectively, these start-ups are worth in excess of one billion dollars.
quora_topwriterHe is also an advisor or smaller investor in Showpad, FrontApp, Influitive, BetterWorks, and other SaaS leaders.
Jason has co-founded two successful start-ups selling to the enterprise. Before SaaStr and VC investing, he was CEO and co-founder of EchoSign, the web’s most popular electronic signature service, from inception through its acquisition by Adobe Systems Inc.
He then served as Vice President, Web Services at Adobe, where he oversaw the growth of EchoSign and Adobe Document Services to $50,000,000 in ARR in 2012 and $100,000,000+ ARR in 2013.
Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 5.07.04 PMPrior to EchoSign and Adobe, he co-founded one of the only successes in nanotechnology, NanoGram Devices, which was acquired for $50m just 13 months after founding. The technology, built into implantable power cells, has gone on to help extend the lives of thousands.
He has no known hobbies.