Stage: Venture
Focus: Enterprise
Location: Palo Alto, San Francisco

Sean Jacobsohn is a partner at Norwest Venture Partners and a former enterprise cloud executive with broad technology, sales, and business development expertise. He focuses on early to late-stage investment opportunities in enterprise cloud, including mobile-first business applications, human-assisted AI, B2B marketplaces, and industry cloud solutions. He currently serves on the board of Channel99, Elevate, Enable, FloQast, Legion, Oro Labs, Propel, Provus, SourceDay, and Spiff, and is a board observer for Demandbase and Prodly. Sean led Norwest’s investment in Workato, and previously served on the board of Engagio (acquired by Demandbase), Rallyteam (acquired by Workday), and was a board observer on VisitPay (acquired by R1). Prior to Norwest, Sean served on the board of Satmetrix (acquired by NICE).

Sean was previously a venture partner at Emergence Capital Partners where he focused on enterprise cloud investments, after being an executive and advisor at Emergence Capital portfolio companies Hightail and Doximity, respectively. Previously he was VP of Channel Management at Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a human capital management software-as-a-service provider. Sean helped grow the company from $7 million to $75 million in revenue and 300,000 subscribers to over 7.5 million. Before his tenure at Cornerstone OnDemand, Sean was VP Sales and Partner Development at WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE), a leading provider of consumer-directed spending solutions, which grew from $3 million to $82 million in revenue during his tenure. Prior to WageWorks, he was at Upwork (NYSE: UPWK), the world’s largest marketplace of contractors.

Sean holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA in Marketing, Finance, and International Business from the University of Wisconsin. He’s co-founder of the HBS Alumni Angels, the largest university-affiliated angel group in the world.

Get To Know sean
  • 01
    What was your most memorable job(s)?
    Detasseling corn on a farm in Wisconsin and working in the commissioner's office at Major League Baseball.
  • 02
    What are your interests outside of work?
    Fitness enthusiast regularly doing half marathons, century bike rides, and Barry’s Bootcamp classes. Also, I have competed in the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, and Kona Half Ironman.
  • 03
    What is something that people may not know about you?
    I was an extra in the movie "Major League" and was featured in a Bud Light commercial.