Sapphire Ventures

Sapphire Ventures is focused on helping innovative entrepreneurs build global category-defining businesses. We invest globally in growth-stage technology companies and early-stage venture funds.

Leveraging more than two decades of experience and a vast global enterprise network, we provide capital, resources and expertise to enable our investments to scale rapidly. Whether entrepreneurs sell to businesses, consumers or both, we offer access to customers worldwide and a powerful platform for business development and operational excellence to help them accelerate growth.

TypeInvestor
HQPalo Alto, US
Founded2000
Websitesapphireventures.com
Sapphire Ventures was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

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Key People/Management at Sapphire Ventures

Nino Marakovic

Nino Marakovic

CEO & Managing Director
Kevin Diestel

Kevin Diestel

Partner
Rajeev Dham

Rajeev Dham

Partner
Anders Ranum

Anders Ranum

Partner
Jai Das

Jai Das

President
Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Principal
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Sapphire Ventures Office Locations

Sapphire Ventures has an office in Palo Alto
Palo Alto, US (HQ)
3408 Hillview Ave
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Sapphire Ventures News and Updates

The president of Sapphire Ventures explains the 5 top blunders startup founders and entrepreneurs make in pitching to VCs

For startup entrepreneurs, nailing a fundraising pitch to VCs can be a game-changer. The funding could propel their startups to new heights, plus there's the potential boost from being endorsed by a high-profile VC firm. Jai Das, founder and president of Sapphire Ventures, which has backed tech c…

Sapphire Ventures hires two VPs

Sapphire Ventures has hired Cathy Gao and Nate Leung as vice presidents. Previously, Gao worked at AXA Venture Partners while Leung was at Industry Ventures.

Sapphire Ventures launches $115 million sports tech fund with big-name backers

Silicon Valley venture capital (VC) firm Sapphire Ventures has formally launched a new $115 million fund that focuses on sports technology startups.

Sapphire Ventures Announces Promotion of Jai Das to President

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Ventures, a venture capital firm with $2.5 billion under management that invests in growth-stage companies and early-stage venture funds, today announced the promotion of Jai Das to president. The firm also announced the promotion...

Michael Spirito Joining Sapphire Ventures as Partner

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Ventures, a leading venture capital firm with $2.5 billion under management that invests in emerging growth-stage companies and early-stage venture funds, today announced that Michael Spirito will be joining the firm as a partner...

Sapphire Ventures hires Patterson as talent network VP

Sapphire Ventures has named Elizabeth Patterson as vice president of talent network. Previously, Patterson worked at Wildcat Venture Partners and Mohr Davidow Ventures.
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Sapphire Ventures Blogs

Corporate Boards Need More Technologists — Here’s How CIOs Can Bridge the Divide Sapphire Ventures

Corporate Boards Need More Technologists — Here’s How CIOs Can Bridge the Divide Sapphire VenturesSo it’s a surprise that as technology becomes embedded in nearly every facet of a business, seasoned IT executives and chief information officers (CIOs) are still missing at the highest levels of corpor…

Punchh: Helping Retailers Understand Online and In-store Customers with their AI/ML Platform |…

Punchh: Helping Retailers Understand Online and In-store Customers with their AI/ML Platform | Sapphire VenturesConsumers are nowadays looking for experiences when they shop, go to restaurants or stay at a hotel. Psychological studies show that consumers are happier when they spend their money on ex…

#OpenLP Series: Which investments generate the greatest value in venture: Consumer or Enterprise?

This article is a fresh take on a topic we originally explored in December 2016. Learn what changed when we went back and analyzed the returns data from the last couple of years.A Dive into Enterprise vs Consumer Exit ActivityIn today’s fast-paced market — where major funding or exit announcements s…

Three Ways CIOs Are Leveling Up Their Companies in 2019 | Sapphire Ventures

Since 2014, Sapphire Ventures has been a passionate investor in the Chief Information Officer (CIO) ecosystem. It’s in our DNA to bring startups and enterprise IT leaders together for productive conversations and to generate new solutions for pressing (and often unprecedented) business challenges.Si…

Announcing Sapphire Venture’s CIO Innovation Index: Benchmarking Disruption Within IT | Sapphire…

Announcing Sapphire Venture’s CIO Innovation Index: Benchmarking Disruption Within IT | Sapphire VenturesSince launching the Sapphire Ventures Portfolio Growth team 5 years ago, we’ve developed a network of CIOs, CTOs and digital executives at Global 2000 companies that are motivated to engage with …

Brightfield: Lighting Up the Extended Workforce | Sapphire Ventures

The way we work has fundamentally changed. A company’s success used to rest on its full-time, in-house workforce — yet today, the most productive organizations are figuring out ways to balance salaried employees with an extended group of freelancers, consultants, and part-time workers. If done right…
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Sapphire Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sapphire Ventures founded?

    Sapphire Ventures was founded in 2000.

  • Who are Sapphire Ventures key executives?

    Sapphire Ventures's key executives are Nino Marakovic, Kevin Diestel and Rajeev Dham.

  • Where is Sapphire Ventures headquarters?

    Sapphire Ventures headquarters is located at 3408 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Sapphire Ventures offices?

    Sapphire Ventures has an office in Palo Alto.

  • How many offices does Sapphire Ventures have?

    Sapphire Ventures has 1 office.