FI  Emerson Collective

     Office Locations:

555 Bryant Street, #259
Palo Alto, CA 94301



  • Early



  • Education & Training
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Media & Digital Media



    Emerson Collective is a non-profit organization, which also serves as the de facto Family Office for Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, whose net worth is estimated at nearly $18B. Established and led by Jobs, Emerson centers its work on education, immigration reform, the environment, and other social justice initiatives. Emerson Collective also has significant investments in media, from movie-production companies such as Anonymous Content, to start-ups such as The California Sunday Magazine. Emerson recently bought a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine. The organization has also provided support to several nonprofit journalism outlets, including the Marshall Project and ProPublica.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ariane Bertrand Director
    Arne Duncan Managing Partner
    Elena Hale Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer
    George Kane General Manager
    Kojo Ako-Asare Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Gimlet Media
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      Optimus Ride
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      Panorama Education
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