Gordon P. Ritter ’86 P20

Chair, AEF Feedback Panel
General Partner, Emergence Capital

Gordon Ritter is a Founder and General Partner of Emergence Capital Partners. Prior to founding Emergence, he spent over 15 years founding and building companies which pioneered new markets including embedded web-based interfaces, server appliances, “On Demand” services for the SMB market and web-native application development. In 2003, he led Emergence Capital’s first investment, which was in Salesforce.com. Gordon was named to the Forbes’ Midas List of the top venture capital investors in 2007, 2012 and 2014. He currently sits on the boards of five companies, including the leading cloud life sciences company, VeevaSystems. Gordon invested in Veeva in 2008 when the company had 30 people and $2 million in revenue. He has played a key role in the company’s development, and he is currently the Chairman of the Board.