Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
-George Bernard Shaw

Joe Floyd


Executive Assistant

Sylvia Maguina


Joe is a Principal at Emergence Capital Partners and a Kauffman Fellow. His expertise in building cloud startups has evolved over 10 years of advising and investing in startups.

Prior to joining Emergence, Joe was a Senior Associate in American Capital's technology group where he focused on investing in fast growing internet and software companies. While at American Capital, Joe was involved with the team's investments in HomeAway (Nasdaq: AWAY) and PeopleMedia (acquired by IAC). Joe was also an Associate at McKinsey & Co. in their corporate finance practice and a technology investment banker before that.

Joe earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While at Wharton, Joe won 1st place at the International Venture Capital Investment Competition. He is also a proud Cal Bear with a BA in Economics and BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.